Another reason why people from Queens prefer to drive:
Riders' Ire Raised By Stations Conditions
Both of the stations stairwells reek of urine and their walls are shedding paint chips. Areas of its platforms not beneath overhangs are never shoveled in the winter. When it rains, water leaks through cracks in the overhangs' plywood roofs. The station is littered with graffiti and dozens of garbage bags were dumped last summer along Cohancy Street outside the station.
Been in the 21st Street-Van Alst station in LIC lately?
Photo from Queens Chronicle