Adam Meagher, a city planner from Brooklyn, had been dating his girlfriend, Carolyn Grossman, also an urban planner, and decided there was no better place to propose than on the construction site of the Second Avenue subway, where they both have been working. So he dropped to a knee, a hundred feet below the Upper East Side, and held out a ring. The MTA has a bunch of great photos here.
“Just like the Second Avenue subway has taken a long time, I’ve also been waiting a long time,” he said. “Will you marry me?”
“Oh my God, 100 percent.” she replied, embracing him. Then he placed the vintage diamond platinum ring, circa 1920s, on her finger, as everyone cheered.
“We love infrastructure and transit,” Meagher told the paper afterward. “It’s a beautiful, cathedral-like space.”
No argument from me. Naturally.