3 accused of creating ‘man cave’ under Grand Central station

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Grand Central terminal in New York (Photo: Eric Baetscher / CC BY-SA 3.0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Three railroad workers have been suspended for turning a storage room under New York’s Grand Central Terminal into an unauthorized “man cave” with a television, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a futon couch.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigation found that managers at Metro-North Railroad were unaware of the hideaway beneath Track 114.

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Railroad officials said Thursday that a wireman, a carpenter foreman, and an electrical foreman have been suspended without pay pending disciplinary hearings.

Railroad officials say the space presented a fire hazard because rescue workers would have had difficulty accessing an unmapped room.