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    I am not sure how no more grates are a selling point considering how much of an eyesore the ventilation buildings tend to look.

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    Actually, before the construction mayhem (and to some extent during in) 2nd Avenue in the 80's was a fun place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    As a former long-time resident, I can state with confidence that the UES, east of Third, is a vile dump.
    That's a bit harsh. I lived on 75th and York for a few years and find that area quite removed and pleasant. Sure there are some crumby buildings along some of the avenues and 86th is rough but you find that everywhere.

    The side streets are relatively quaint in places with nice facades and the NY fire escape look combined with tree lined sidewalks is quite prevalent.

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    Plus you're close to the Promenade.

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    Second Avenue subway's first phase is 76% done

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...gn=Newsletters




    The first phase of the 85-years-in-the-making Second Avenue subway is nearly done, with the finishing touches to the 86th Street station having been made this week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday.
    "We have now completed 76% of the work needed to build phase one of the Second Avenue Subway," said Michael Horodniceanu, president of MTA Capital Construction, in a statement. "This project will benefit residents of the Upper East Side in so many ways."
    The MTA began construction on the $332 million, 1,000-foot-long 86th Street station cavern in August 2011. The project included extensive excavation of bedrock for the cavern and for shafts for the entrances, adits and cross passageways. Also included was installation of the cavern's massive concrete structural lining. Still to be done are the station's heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, as well as elevator and escalator installations and other architectural touches.
    The $4.45 billion first phase of the Second Avenue subway, which is slated to open in December 2016, will feature new stations at 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street, as well as a station renovation with a new Third Avenue entrance at 63rd Street.
    When completed, the MTA predicts that the new line, dubbed the T train, will decrease crowding on the nearby 4/5/6-Lexington Avenue line by as much as 13%—which means up to 23,500 fewer riders on an average weekday. It will also reduce travel times by up to 10 minutes or more (up to 27%) for those on the far East Side or those traveling from the East Side to west midtown.
    The idea for a subway line underneath Second Avenue has been around since 1929. Construction on this iteration began in 2007, after designs were completed, federal funding was secured and the MTA awarded the first contract.
    The entire line is expected eventually to stretch 8.5 miles from 125th Street to Hanover Square in lower Manhattan, at a cost likely to exceed $17 billion.

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    Second Ave. subway project will be cut short if funding doesn't come through, MTA chief says

    BY Pete Donohue
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:53 PM

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2134591

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    That article is a hoax.

    "The first section of the Second Ave. subway — with new stations at 96th, 86th and 72nd Sts. — is expected to open in December 2016. "



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    Quote Originally Posted by mariab View Post
    Second Ave. subway project will be cut short
    In other news, the Earth is round

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they give up after the first phase is finished.

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    I think it's too big and important a project for the city & state to leave unfinished. They'll extract the money someway, somehow.

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    more delays - IMO they're lucky if it opens in 2017

    Of Course the Second Avenue Subway Might Not Be Finished On Time
    http://ny.curbed.com/2016/6/21/11989...ruction-delays

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