From the Daily News:
It's official: a dilapidated subway station on the M line in Queens is the worst of the worst.
The Seneca Ave. stop in Ridgewood is in the direst state of disrepair, according to an MTA survey that assessed conditions of stations across the city.
Signs of decay are everywhere: rusting metal, peeling paint and concrete cracks sprouting weeds. There isn't a sign on the platform that hasn't been scratched or painted by graffiti vandals.
Some riders thought conditions are worse at other stops in the 468-station system, but the survey went beyond aesthetics and looked at things like structural stability. It was compiled for the MTA's NYC Transit division by independent engineers who inspected each station, rating stairways, walls, platforms and other components on 5-point scale: 1 being the best, 5 the worst.
At Seneca, 86% of the components were rated 3.5 or higher.