I was waiting for the subway and just as my train was arriving I noticed that this LED was spouting some rather nonsensical gibberish. I obviously understood the general idea of every message it had but they were all horribly gnarled for some reason. I ended up skipping my train and waiting for another one so I could snap a bunch of photos. In addition to “side of the escalator ride safely escaator are for passenger” the other gems included:

“umbrella on escalator steps children should hold adults hand not”

“Adults hold handrail attend to your children avoid the”

“only never run or or down no large packages should be”

“carried on escalator step on and off escalator never push”

“strollers on escalator nevr sit on step or handrail never put”

Clearly the MTA hasn’t been spending their surplus well.