The only way to redeem New York City’s subway system is to focus more on being a safe space for graffiti. You’ll be able to pay for a pass that will allow you to hop on a bus and tour the various subway stations. You’ll see art from local vandals and their peers from other nations. Since the subways won’t be running, the MTA will be able to perform round the clock repairs and upgrades, bringing the system up to par with subways in third world nations at 10x the cost. The funding will come from the subway tour passes. While this may moderately inconvenience everyone it is still only slightly more inconvenient than the current state of the subway.