I've been shopping at U-Village off-and-on for almost 10 years at this point and what's always impressed me most is their cesspool.
If you always drive to U-Village, you might not be familiar with the cesspool, but for those of us who walk or bus, the murky pool of filth in the darkness underneath the 45th St viaduct is a well-known sight. Specifically, for those lucky enough to ride the 65 or 75, or to walk down the viaduct from campus, this is the primary access path to the shopping center.
What's incredible about this path is that not only has it not gotten any better in the past decade, it's actually gotten worse. Specifically, when the new parking garage was constructed in 2012, it actually made the pedestrian path into the mall even longer and even more "maybe I wouldn't feel comfortable walking here after dark" sketchy.
Look, I get it. Car-less pedestrians are probably not the U-Village's target demographic. The 45th St viaduct certainly presents some challenges for any pedestrian approach. But when I think of all the places I might get mugged / swallowed by some radioactive sludge monster, this definitely tops my list.