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Articles about "Second Avenue Subway"

  • Is the Proposed Second Avenue Extension to Rockaway Beach Too Ambitious? By Laura Schier | December 18, 2017

    Extended the Second Avenue Subway could make going to the beach a breeze, but will it cost too much money and take too long?

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  • Thanks to the Second Ave. Subway, Lenox Hill is on the Rise By Julia Troy | March 29, 2017

    Since the Second Avenue subway has opened, Lenox Hill is experiencing a bit of a renaissance.

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  • Times Square on New Year's What's Coming to New York City in 2017? By David Dam | January 04, 2017

    2016 brought a lot of changes to New York City. Here are some things that are coming in 2017.

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  • UES Property Values Rise as Second Ave. Subway Nears Completion By Jonathan Tuason | April 01, 2014

    The Second Avenue subway line is finally nearing completion.  After its 2007 start, the first phase of the line will finally be set to be operational by December 2016, opening up subway transportation much of the east side.  As it turns out, good things also come to those who wait.

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  • Is the Subway Prepared for Sandy #2? By Peter Black | November 14, 2013

    Over 5 million people ride the New York City Subway each day. It is the city’s circulatory system; without it, New York dies. Every hour the subway fails to run the MTA loses hundred of thousands of dollars, and the city loses millions of dollars. The entire economy of New York is rendered ineffective because people can’t get to and from work.

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  • Making Progress on the Second Avenue Subway By Peter Black | October 10, 2013

    Time is beginning to remember “The Line That Time Forgot.” The 2nd Avenue Subway Line—which has been a bitter sore on NYC’s collective conscious for almost a century—is beginning to take shape. Originally proposed in 1929, the SAS is New York’s longest-running mega-project. Mayor Bloomberg reckons that he has a “ 50-50 chance of living to see the first person on it, but not much more than that.”

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  • Second Avenue Subway in the Spotlight By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 04, 2013

    Photo Courtesy Jake Plagued by delays, safety violations, $60,000 in fines, accidents, controlled explosions that went out of control, complaints from neighborhood residents of noise, dust and distress - the issues of the Second Avenue Subway line, seem almost endless.

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  • T is for Train, And Now, Taxi As Well By Aby Thomas | August 24, 2012

    When almost everything else in New York City is getting a makeover of sorts, why should the city’s ubiquitous yellow cab not get in on the action? Be it the white collar residents of the Financial District or the trendy arty types that seem to swarm the Chelsea neighborhood, everyone in New York has gotten into one of these stunningly yellow painted vehicles at least once in their lives. While the fuel-efficient taxis of today are a far cry from the yellow sedans of the nineties, the New York City taxicab is undergoing one more transformation—and this time, it’s the cab’s logo that is changing.

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  • Work Halted On Second Avenue Subway After Tuesday’s Explosion By Aby Thomas | August 22, 2012

    The corner of 72nd Street and Second Avenue on Tuesday afternoon was a picture of mayhem and confusion when a planned underground explosion went awry and saw smoke and debris erupting at least eight stories into the air, shattering windows and rattling both passersby and residents of the Upper East Side. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph J. Lhota, has called the Tuesday explosion at the Second Avenue Subway construction site “unacceptable,” halting all work at the site until a full investigation is made into the incident, so that it never happens again in the future.

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  • MTA Plans Sleepovers with Disgruntled Upper East Siders By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 23, 2012

    In what surely must be a first, MTA officials will be making late-night home visits to residents of the Upper East Side apartments near construction sites for the upcoming Second Avenue Subway. This unusual plan stemmed from a meeting between MTA officials and home and business owners around 72nd Street, many of whom were incensed about the veritable plague of ongoing noise has kept them up at night and driven customers away during the day. So MTA officials want to experience firsthand what it's like to be harried by the sound of jackhammers at 2:00 in the morning, presumably in order to better assess whether they need to change their approach to the new construction project.

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