I like the new bus shelters in Manhattan. Each one has the intersection name, such as Lexington Ave. & 86th street, large and easy to read so you can always tell where you are. Except for this bus shelter along the 7 & 11 routes up Amsterdam Avenue. Many of these shelters don't have the location visible. But the corrosively bright light that would enable one to read the location is on anyway, blinding cab drivers and pedestrians alike as they make their way up the avenue.
This photo doesn't capture the punishing glare of these incomplete shelters. Mind you, this wouldn't be an issue if the missing location sign went up after a week of absence. Or two weeks. Or three. No, these shelters have not had any location signs since they went up more than a month ago. It is one thing to pollute the environment with advertising lit up bright. But light pollution that burns the eyes is — well, I suppose since the MTA can't hurt our ears with screeching train brakes above ground, this will just have to serve their sadistic ends. Just another example of the MTA not caring about its passengers. An outrage.