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MTA Decides Time is Right to Open “Community Information Center” Regarding Second Avenue Subway

Richard Bass, Urban Planner, Herrick's Land Use Group | August 15, 2013 in MTA,Public Transportation | Comments (9)


Twelve (12) years after the Notice of Intent, nine (9) years after approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, and six (6) years after the start of construction, the MTA has launched the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (“CIC”), a “one-stop shop along the Second Avenue Subway construction corridor, where visitors can learn about the subway, its history, and its construction.”  The CIC is intended as a central hub to provide construction information to the public, and to bring project concerns directly to the staff’s attention.  Last night I, along with five local residents, attended the Center’s premiere presentation.


Subway Updates – #7 & 2nd Ave

Richard Bass, Urban Planner, Herrick's Land Use Group | July 30, 2010 in Development,MTA | Comments (2)


Two quick updates on the City’s two major subway projects – one positive, one less so:

#7 – Tunnel excavation has completed mining!  The extension of the #7 subway line from its current terminus, 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, to its new end point, 34th Street and 11th Avenue, is well on its way thanks to a completed tunnel excavation.

2nd Ave – 2nd Avenue Subway excavation is reported to have technical difficulties that may result in additional delay to the projected 12/2016 completion date for the East 63rd to 96th Street Phase

These two subway projects are expected to significantly alter land use and development in their respective neighborhoods.  We will keep you posted as these projects progress.