Three railroad workers who turned a storage room under Grand Central station in to a “man cave” have been suspended.
Three men suspended for creating “man cave”: The store room had been fitted out with a refrigerator, microwave, television and a couch officials said on Thursday. An investigation by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered that their managers at Metro-North Railroad were unaware of the kitted out store room under Track 114.
MTA Inspector General, Carolyn Pokorny, said in a statement “Many a New Yorker has fantasized about kicking back with a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan real estate. Especially one this close to good transportation. But few would have the cheek to commandeer a secret room below Grand Central station”.
The investigation came about after the Inspector General’s office received an anonymous tip off back in February 2019. Telling them about the “man cave” where three employees would hang out, get drunk and party.
According to reports, investigators found the room which had panels to conceal the television and couch. They went on to say that, although they could not be certain that the men used the room to relax in when they should have been working, they probably did.
Three Metro-North employees have been suspended (a wireman, a carpenter foreman and an electric foreman) without pay pending a disciplinary hearing.
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