New York (CBS New York) – At least three MTA employees have converted the Grand Central Terminal’s storage room into a “man’s cave,” according to an internal investigation.
According to the Office of the Inspector General MTA, the room had a futon sofa, large flat screen TV with broadcast capabilities, fridge, microwave, air conditioning, exercise equipment, and more.
Link: Read the inspector general’s full report (.Pdf)
“Imagine a lot of New Yorkers getting back a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan estate – especially those close to good transportation,” said Caroline Bucorny, Inspector General of the MTA. “But few of them would have the nerve to take over a secret room below the Grand Central Station and make it a cave of their own, backed by MTA resources, and maintained at the expense of our passengers.”
The man’s cave was built in a storage room below Route 114 at Grand Central Station, and investigators were told to contain “sensitive supplies.”
Investigators say an MTA wiring harnesser, a carpenter, and an electrician assembled the equipment in the room. They were arrested without pay while facing disciplinary charges.
Pictures: Watch “The Man’s Cave”
The investigation began with following anonymous information.
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