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    Subway Photos from Today...


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    Main Street - Flushing bound 7 Train Leaving Queensboro Plaza
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    BMT Astoria Line at 39th Avenue – Beebe Avenue
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    BMT Astoria Line at 36th Avenue – Washington Avenue in Astoria - Queens,New York
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    Q Train arriving at Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station
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    Q Train arriving at Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station
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    Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Station



    Elizabeth Murray's Mosaic at Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Station
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    Elizabeth Murray's Mosaic at Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Station
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    Exit & N/Q/R Trains at Lexington Avenue / 59th Street Station
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    Downtown Express Trains this way!
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 59th Street - Columbus Circle Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 59th Street - Columbus Circle Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 59th Street - Columbus Circle Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 50th Street Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 50th Street Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 50th Street Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 50th Street Station
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    IRT Broadway - Seventh Avenue Line at 50th Street Station
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    I've been through the Fulton Center a couple of times now. It's nice, but I don't think whatever was gained in functionality is worth the time and money they spent on it. And they could have probably gotten a good chunk of money by building (or selling the rights to build a building on top of it.

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    I highly doubt the MTA would have gotten a good chunk of money by selling air rights. The MTA has a track record of underappreciating it's real estate and would have instead ended up shooting itself in the foot had it gone that route.

    I think the station deserves the head house considering how the concourses crisscrosses there, even if it was value engineered on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    I've been through the Fulton Center a couple of times now. It's nice, but I don't think whatever was gained in functionality is worth the time and money they spent on it. And they could have probably gotten a good chunk of money by building (or selling the rights to build a building on top of it.
    The Lack of Retail is what disappoints me and probably makes think it has not gained functionality... Hopefully Westfield has people lined and ready to open for the WTC otherwise that will see like a waste as well..

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    Westfield is also doing the retail at the Fulton Center. The MTA is on record (somewhere, couldn't find it quickly) as saying they want to use the Grand Central retail as a kind of model for what Fulton Center will offer. We could use something like that down here - whenever I stop by the food market at Grand Central I feel envious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairie_dog View Post
    Westfield is also doing the retail at the Fulton Center. The MTA is on record (somewhere, couldn't find it quickly) as saying they want to use the Grand Central retail as a kind of model for what Fulton Center will offer. We could use something like that down here - whenever I stop by the food market at Grand Central I feel envious.
    The Food Market is fine , but the fast food in the basement is overpriced and crappy... I have no problems paying for good quality Fast food , but the crappy kind has no business being in the terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    It's nice, but I don't think whatever was gained in functionality is worth the time and money they spent on it. And they could have probably gotten a good chunk of money by building (or selling the rights to build a building on top of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by prairie_dog View Post
    Westfield is also doing the retail at the Fulton Center. The MTA is on record (somewhere, couldn't find it quickly) as saying they want to use the Grand Central retail as a kind of model for what Fulton Center will offer. We could use something like that down here - whenever I stop by the food market at Grand Central I feel envious.
    The MTA might not have gotten as much as some people think in selling off air-rights.

    The "time and money they spent on it" would transfer to a developer along with the air-rights. The complications of building a low rise boxy pavilion over an active, complicated subway network would multiply significantly in building a large tower.

    You have to look at it from the buyer's perspective: Is it worth it?

    Besides, the hub will help improve real estate value in the surrounding property, which has been undervalued. the BSA just granted an waiver for a project at the vacant lot 92 Fulton St.

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    New York City’s Prettiest Subway Station Is In The Bronx



    This is the East 180th Street 2/5 station, and for my money, it’s hands down the prettiest subway station entrance in New York.

    Built in 1912, this was originally the administration building for the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, which offered service between White Plains, Port Chester, and East 132nd Street (the inclusion of Boston seems to have been a flat-out lie).

    Below, the station in 1928:


    Designed to resemble an Italian villa complete with clay-tiled roof, the three-story stucco facade centers on a large clock…

    If the building looks immaculate, it’s not by accident. In 2013, the MTA completed a 2-year, $66.5 million dollar restoration of the station inside and out. In particular, I love the gorgeous mosaics by artist Luisa Caldwell.







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    They did a fantastic job with the rebuild of the platform. They should replace all the ugly corregated steel walled stations with this green trimmed wainscoting style with windows

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