Mini Blueprint: Fixing the R and W Trains in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn

Between Canal Street and DeKalb Avenue, R and W trains pass through some of the quirkiest sections of the subway. From Canal Street to City Hall, the line has 4 tracks that lead into a two-level station at City Hall, … Continue reading Mini Blueprint: Fixing the R and W Trains in Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn

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)