Secret ‘Man Cave’ is Discovered Below NYC Grand Central Terminal
A few New York City transit employees weren't afraid to make themselves comfortable and feel at home while at work. Three men - who are denying allegations - have now been suspended without pay after constructing a secret man cave underneath a train platform at Grand Central Station. This was a legit man cave! The men flipped the storage room into a humble abode equipped with a futon, TV, exercise equipment, a stocked fridge, and even a couple of beds.
“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,” MTA Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny said in a statement. “But few would have the chutzpah to commandeer a secret room beneath Grand Central Terminal and make it their very own man-cave, sustained with MTA resources, and maintained at our riders’ expense.”
Busting these guys was a full-blow investigation. It all started with complaints about workers using the secret space to “hang out and get drunk and party.” After officials failed to investigate these complaints, investigators stepped in and visited a locksmith shop to obtain a key.
Once they were inside, investigators found "overwhelming evidence" that revealed the space was in fact being used and who was using it. This man-cave even had wifi! This however was the big giveaway as the wifi hot spot popped up with one of the employee's name. Finger prints were also found. Station managers reportedly weren't even aware the room existed.