Emergency exits are currently being fixed up and painted throughout the system ahead of enhanced security measure installations. This is a cold and ugly fact to those of that who enjoy tunnels like women: DIRTY.
It is, unfortunately, what it is. Much old historic exit graffiti has already been whitewashed away. How long will it be before every exit looks the same, with boring, lifeless gray paint replacing the tags and worker scrawled notes written on walls that next to no one would ever get to see.
It’s just another nail in the coffin of what was once a truly crazy city, where everything in the subways – including the emergency exits, were covered in graffiti.