Monday, December 19, 2016

2ND AVE SUBWAY TO OPEN NEW YEARS DAY

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway will open to the public on Sunday, January 1st, 2017.



Here's a link to the full story:
"Gov. Cuomo promises Second Ave. subway will meet deadline, open on New Year's Day"
By Dan Rivoli, Edgar Sandoval, and Leonard Greene | Daily News | December 18, 2016






Here's a link to recent video report, with yet another tour led by Governor Cuomo, from Sunday evening.

"2nd Avenue Subway Service to Begin New Year's Day: Gov. Cuomo"
By Andrew Siff | WNBC New York | December 18, 2016




"Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway"
By Randy Kennedy | The New York Times | December 19, 2016

Note that this is a 360-degree video.






It's official — the MTA has confirmed that the line will open on January 1st.

"2nd Avenue Subway Will Open on New Year’s Day, M.T.A. Says"
By Emma Fitzsimmons | The New York Times | December 19, 2016



Second Avenue Subway to Open On-Time
Press Release from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority | December 19, 2016

Revenue service will begin at noon on January 1, when the first uptown Q train to Second Avenue departs from the 57-7 Av station. Trains will run every six minutes during peak hours and will run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the rest of the first week. Overnight service will begin on Monday, January 9.



MTA Press Release: Governor Cuomo Presents Largest Permanent Public Art Installation in New York History Ahead of Second Avenue Subway Opening
Press Release from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority | December 19, 2016

Images: Second Avenue Subway Artwork
MTA via Flickr | December 19, 2016



Here's a listing of the recent additions
to the right-hand column of The Launch Box:

"A History of Waiting for the Second Avenue Subway"
By Christopher Bonanos | New York Magazine | 12/16/16

"24-Story Senior Living High Rise Slated for Second Avenue in 2019"
By Shaye Weaver | DNAinfo | 12/15/16

"Second Avenue Subway Won't Open Until 'All Stations' Are Finished: MTA"
By Danielle Tcholakian | DNAinfo | 12/14/16

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