City Blueprint: The Second Avenue Subway (Part 2: Proposing a Better Subway)

In part 1 of this series of posts about the Second Avenue Subway, we looked at new ways that the current project could be built, from building shallower stations to using new types of tunnel boring machines. These approaches were … Continue reading City Blueprint: The Second Avenue Subway (Part 2: Proposing a Better Subway)

City Blueprint: The Second Avenue Subway (Part 1: Fixing The Money Pit)

It was like a dream come true to many when, on New Year’s Day, 2017, the first section of subway under Second Avenue finally opened to paying customers. As you can imagine, the enthusiasm wasn’t hidden: Blocks-long lines, filled to the brim with eager Upper East Siders, stretched from subway entrances, trains on the line quickly became¬†packed (both with curious¬†straphangers and VERY excited train buffs), and the station crowds soon resembled a calmer version of rush hour at Times Square. In short, it was a day of tremendous enthusiasm and good cheer that couldn’t be tempered, even when the MTA … Continue reading City Blueprint: The Second Avenue Subway (Part 1: Fixing The Money Pit)