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7 Line Extension Project


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They need to add that 10 Av station before it's too late!

 

From what I've been hearing, its gonna be a station shell there but when the (MTA) gets more money (whenever that will be), the station is gonna be completed

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From what I've been hearing, its gonna be a station shell there but when the (MTA) gets more money (whenever that will be), the station is gonna be completed

 

Since this is Bloomberg's pet project, maybe he should kick in the money for this...

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If Bloomberg is the one pushing for the 10th Avenue station (and rightfully so), he should be ponying up the money for it. At the same time, the (MTA) should not keep shooting him down over it. This extension will be of limited use when it opens if it doesn't have the 10th Avenue station.

 

BTW, wasn't there one plan to build the 10th Avenue station with two side platforms and with fare control at street-level on opposite sides of the street? Whatever happened to that plan?

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The most recent plan is to have two side platforms instead of one island platform, to reduce costs and to facilitate construction even after the tunnels are done. If the money can be found, the 10th Ave. station would be built.

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Since this is Bloomberg's pet project, maybe he should kick in the money for this...

 

Well the $2.1 billion project is funded entirely through taxpayer money. Bloomberg is the richest mayor in the country, I'm sure he can cough up a few million at least, no problem.....

 

This is an integral part of city planning to develop the Hudson Yards to accomodate residences and office space. Currently the area is mostly parking lots and auto body shops.

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The proposal for the West Side Stadium was totally blown to hell. It was pretty doomed from the start. Theres no way, the proximity with MSG was not ideal to have 2 sporting stadiums that close and obviously the massive traffic issues for NFL games. Plus, the Jets would be backstabbing the Giants by moving into Manhattan and leaving the Giants stranded in Jersey when they BOTH agreed to share a Meadowlands Stadium in Jersey.

 

I think Meadowlands Stadium would do great if the Olympics ever reached here to NYC again.

 

Not to get off topic, but speaking of HUGE entertainment/sports complexes in NYC, there are massive grand plans to redevelop the currently decrepit Aqueduct Racetrack (A) with a world class casino/gaming/gambling arena. Initiation in final stages. I'm suprised this is not all over the media and public as it should. Here - http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20440878&BRD=2731&PAG=461&dept_id=574907&rfi=6

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Ive been known about it, but its the economy, stupid. NYC has always dealt with the masses of people giving their sales and tax revenue to CT and NJ (and now PA too) with the Atlantic City/Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun/Poconos every weekend and always wanted to tap into that. Thats why that small racino in Yonkers was built. They know they dont have the votes to legalize gambling, but having something just short of a casino a subway ride away would go far to doucing that exodus.

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