However, the husband-and-wife owners of a small bar called "La Noxe" are being recognized as "MTA comeback heroes" for their determination to stay open amid the pandemic.
The cocktail lounge - or what some call a "subway speakeasy" - is hidden inside the 28th Street Station in Chelsea.
It obtained its liquor license on the same day the pandemic forced the city into a lockdown and struggled for months.
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Then, a clip about the spot went viral, and it now has a 1,500 person waiting list.
So how did the owners find such a unique location?
"I find it very randomly on the New York Times commercial real estate website, and it was a drawing from the early 19th century," co-owner Jey Perie said. "I was very intrigued, so I came down to visit, and I fell in love with the space and the possibilities."
Be prepared to wait a while to grab a drink there.
The bar is operating at just 50% capacity -- and is booked up for quite a while.
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