Tag Archives: Second Avenue subway

Bear Couple Mosaic To Grace NYC Subway Station

I learned about this installation a couple of weeks ago and planned on reporting on it once I could take my own photos when the new subway line officially opens on Sunday. But some of you have prodded me not to wait. From the Associated Press: The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural ...

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MTA Launches Subway Simulator Game

New York City’s Second Avenue subway line has been under construction for most of the time I’ve lived on the Upper East Side. The line doesn’t open until late next year (allegedly) but today the MTA has launched a simulator game of sorts at its information center on 85th Street. The simulated journey starts on the tail tracks north of ...

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Inside The Second Avenue Subway

Gizmodo took a tour of the Second Avenue subway and has posted some great photos as well as the video below. The 72nd Street station reminds me of the DC Metro. And that’s a very good thing. New York City’s new 2nd Avenue subway line is a construction project of truly monumental scale. Decades of planning and billions of dollars ...

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Photo Of The Day

Gizmodo reports: NYC’s East Side Access Project continues apace, and these recent images, taken last month by MTA photographer Rehema Trimiew, show a whole new view of the mind-boggling underground caverns now being constructed beneath Manhattan. From raw walls of exposed geology to this, the space is finally taking on the look and feel of architecture. The titanic yellow facility—its ...

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Afternoon View – UES Muck House

After four years of blasting for the coming Second Avenue subway line, the monstrous muck house on my block is finally coming down and tenants on the first six floors of the above building again have sunlight reaching their windows. This is too late, of course, for the scores of street level businesses on the Upper East Side that long ...

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Second Avenue Subway Progresses

The MTA has posted a slideshow about the progress being made at the future 72nd Street Station of the Second Avenue subway.  Cool photos within.  The blasting has ended and the muck houses on Second Avenue started to come down this week after three years of destroying businesses and blocking apartment windows.  And only three more years (allegedly) until I’ll ...

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Their Prices Are Next To Nothing

In a bit of gallows humor, a bike shop on the Upper East Side glumly notes that the storefronts on either side have been vacated due to the construction of the Second Avenue subway. Dozens of businesses have closed around here since the giant muck houses went up three years ago and blocked the shops from the view of passersby.

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UES Muck Houses To Come Down

A couple of years ago I took the above photo of one of the “muck houses” that went up all along the Upper East Side as part of the Second Avenue subway construction. Since then many businesses have gone under due to being blocked from the view of pedestrians. Some blocks have only two or three surviving shops out of ...

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NYC Subway Blast Was Sign From Jesus

Jesus really wanted to warn the people on my block: “This is a tiny blast compared to what is determined upon Northeast US and New York because of our sins. It behoves us to seek Christ and be on the alert.” On an equally hilarious note, watch this Fox News report on the explosion just for the woman who screeches: ...

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“Errant” Subway Excavation Explosion Rocks Manhattan’s Upper East Side

I’m pretty used to the blasting after two years of this, but today’s “errant” explosion about knocked me out of my chair. The New York Times is on it: “We were doing a controlled blast,” said Adam Lisberg, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, “when clearly something went awry and an explosion was felt at street level.” The blast ...

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Another Cool Subway Cavern Photo

Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Peter)

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Inside The Second Avenue Subway

The New York Times reports today on the Second Avenue subway, whose excavation explosions still rattle my apartment daily after almost two years of work. In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than are carried in 24 hours by the transit systems ...

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Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Finally we have a video of what’s been rattling my apartment daily for the last 18 months. The cat used to get freaked out, but now she hardly lifts her head.(Via – Gothamist)

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Morning View – Future T Train Station

At the corner of East 72nd and Second Avenue, workers are preparing the site for one of the major stations for the Second Avenue subway. (Rail enthusiasts have chided me for not using the actual name of the line, the T, which I’ve avoided because that’s what Bostonians calls their entire system.) The building that was on that corner was ...

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Inside The Second Avenue Subway

I probably write about the Second Avenue Subway too much, but it IS one of the largest public works projects in our lifetime and it’s happening literally under my feet on the Upper East Side. Today JMG reader David tips us to an in-depth Village Voice examination of the project. Although the first phase of the Second Avenue subway—an extension ...

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Photo Of The Day – Subway Cavern

Somehow I was not invited to last night’s press tour of the subway construction that has rattled my apartment with twice-daily explosions for the last year or so. Gothamist reports: The focus of work is now completing the massive new stations at 72nd Street, 86th Street, and 96th Street. Blasting is about 75% complete at the 72nd Street cavern, which ...

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Afternoon View – People Chute

Due to subway construction, pedestrians walk this chute down the middle of Second Avenue. All my favorite little shops (on the left) are long gone by now. Only five more years!

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Morning View – Subway Squeeze

Construction for the new subway line has long had much of Second Avenue squeezed down to scarcely more than a single lane.

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Afternoon View – Subway Demolition

This building at East 72nd and Second will be the first to go for the coming new subway station. The apartment building on the opposite corner has already been vacated too. This post is yet another in my campaign to drag every one of you along while they build the Second Avenue subway. And speaking hanging on, another explosion is ...

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Lawsuits Plague Second Avenue Subway

As the Second Avenue subway’s massive construction project continues to roar through the Upper East Side, the city is being hit with huge personal injury lawsuits. Claims totaling $27M are already on file. George Behoyos was biking on Second near 95th Street when he came upon a construction site “set up in an obstructive and unsafe way.” He was hit ...

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