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05.22.15 Liam Mathews

The MTA gave reporters a tour of the under-construction Second Avenue Subway on Thursday, showing off the pristine cement platforms and trackbeds of the nearly complete new stations. MTA head of capital construction Michael Horodniceanu told amNY that the 63rd Street station is 85% completed, and the entire first phase of the construction, extending the […]

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05.02.14 Andy Cush

We’ve seen photos of Second Avenue Subway construction before, as well as the havoc it wreaks above ground. Now, here’s a video tour of the enormous public works project from Gizmodo. When the line is completely finished — in many, many years — it will run from 125th Street to the southern tip of Manhattan. […]

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03.19.14 Aymann Ismail

The Upper East Side is home to some of New York’s most expensive real estate, and with the building of the Second Avenue Subway well underway, it’s no surprise there have been complaints. We’ve always thought it was unfounded whining, but the MTA subway expansion project has left the stretch from 66th to 74th Streets […]

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09.25.13 Andy Cush

Good news for watchers of the Second Avenue Subway: progress! The 80-year-old project received its first-ever shipment of rails today, a cargo that will be stored in a “cavern” at 96th Street until further notice, according to the New York Times. Okay, it isn’t much, but it does look like the MTA is on track to hit […]

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01.30.13 Julia Dawidowicz

New Yorkers finally get a say in which voice will alert them when their train is approaching. The much-anticipated Second Avenue Subway won’t be up and running for a few more years, but the ever-democratic MTA is now inviting commuters to vote for the new voice of the T line. Click here to vote for […]

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08.22.12 Joshua Rivera

In addition to drills large and small, tunneling for that legendary Second Avenue subway line involves blasting. And blasting means explosives. Which go boom, I’ve heard. Those in charge of said explosives are normally careful to keep such things under strict control, but something went awry yesterday when a huge blast rocked East 72nd Street, […]

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08.07.12 Bucky Turco

“It was hot,” even “in January,” said Richard Barnes. The photographer has descended into the subterranean cavern that will become the Second Avenue Subway several times over the past few months to immortalize the massive feat of engineering. Barnes was shooting the images for a New York Times Magazine cover story for last week’s issue. Although he’s done several covers […]

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09.23.11 Myles Tanzer

There’s finally some progress with the Second Avenue Subway line. The tunneling from 96th to 63rd Street is finally done and now all that’s left to do is build the stations, dig the ventilation shafts, apportion money and finish the other three phases of the plan. This thing is never going to be finished. […]

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08.23.11 Bucky Turco

According to a new federal report that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with the MTA, the Second Avenue subway isn’t expected to be completed until 2018, or 16 months after the beleaguered transit agency said it would be done, giving Upper East Side residents a slight reprieve from their inevitable day of reckoning. […]

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03.29.10 Bucky Turco

The underground unicorn that is the Second Avenue Subway exists and the MTA has photos to prove it. The transit agency posted a gallery of pics on their Facebook page showing what no New Yorker would have ever expected to see: progress! […]

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