O Janky 36th St. Staircase, We Barely Knew Thee

06.28.12 Andy Cush

It’s barely been 24 hours since the video of hapless train riders tripping on an uneven stair at the Sunset Park N/R station went up on Vimeo, and already it’s been viewed 469,000 times and blogged about nearly everywhere. It’s viral video gold, basically: a minute and a half straight of people tripping over the same stair, all set to a whimsical classical piano score. Apparently the snafus are caused by the fact that the offending stair is a half and inch taller than the rest of the staircase.

Well, the MTA noticed. They’ve already sent a crew to the station, blocking off the stairway in preparation for repairs, NBC reports. Color us impressed.