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Dey St Passageway to remain closed.

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The (MTA) is afraid their new tunnel would be filled with varmints. Oh, and the Dey St headhouse is opening soon. "Possibly even next Monday"

 

If you build it, they will come — and sleep on the floor, and panhandle . . .

For years, Metropolitan Transportation Authority construction and planning schedules have pegged November 2012 as the time for the opening of a new underground connection between the Fulton Center subway complex at Broadway in lower Manhattan and the Cortlandt St. station on the eastern edge of the World Trade Center site.

Workers are now putting the finishing touches on the passageway, which cost more than $200 million to build.

Known as the Dey St. Concourse, the subterranean walkway will feature a wall of giant video screens, some providing travel information, some displaying advertising.

The turnstile banks are in place. The bright lights are installed and shining. A ribbon-cutting should not be far away.

Yet transit officials now say they plan to keep the Dey St. Concourse padlocked — for several years.

The official reason: Few riders will make use of the free transfer.

The demand, officials say, will come when the new office towers being built at Ground Zero are completed and occupied, and the Port Authority finishes its permanent — and extravagant — PATH hub. That’s will be in 2015. Maybe.

 

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mta-200-million-dey-st-concourse-manhattan-open-years-transit-officials-article-1.1171690#ixzz283lDso00

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It's not like it really matters anyway. The Dey St passageway is outside of fare control for Fulton St so anyone transferring to/from Cortlandt St (BMT) will still have to swipe again.

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Smart move... There is no point in doing a station up nicely to have it torn down by folks using it as their personal house. That area serves the financial district and it would be a disgrace to have it run down with vagrants, not to mention unsafe and unsightly for tourists.

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Smart move... There is no point in doing a station up nicely to have it torn down by folks using it as their personal house. That area serves the financial district and it would be a disgrace to have it run down with vagrants, not to mention unsafe and unsightly for tourists.

 

Agreed. Who in their right minds would want to walk through a passageway with the smell of **** and lord-knows-what?!?

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Agreed. Who in their right minds would want to walk through a passageway with the smell of **** and lord-knows-what?!?

 

 

Seems to me that you've never walked through the 14th Street & 42nd Street passages....

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Seems to me that you've never walked through the 14th Street & 42nd Street passages....

 

 

I've walked through both... Aside from the fact that both are like mazes with the meandering passages (esp. the 14th street one), they do have their fair share of panhandlers. The 42nd street one is a bit more tolerable since the renovation, but it still stinks over there from time to time and I have no idea what that smell is particularly near where the (7) terminates at.

 

The 14th street one could use a redo and some good old TLC from you know what... :lol:

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I've walked through the tunnel to the Flushing line from the Broadway Line, but construction was going on...We got lost twice.

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I've walked through the tunnel to the Flushing line from the Broadway Line, but construction was going on...We got lost twice.

 

 

How do you get lost? It should be opened!

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Wait why was this tunnel built if it wasn't a free transfer?

 

 

For a minute, I thought it was one of those passageways that's only available at the entrance of the subway stations, now I don't even know.

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It was built to be a connector between the World Trade Center/World Financial Center and the Fulton Street complex. Before 9/11, WTC/WFC was connected to the PATH, Cortlandt on the (N)(R), Cortlandt on the (1), and the Chambers/Park Place (A)(C)(E)(2)(3) station through underground walkways. The problem was that it didn't connect to Fulton Street, namely the (4)(5). Because of that, two distinct transit hubs formed only a block away from each other, causing a lot of pedestrian traffic on the street. The Dey Street Passageway is going to shorten the commute for a lot of people, especially for those who work in the WFC.

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Smart move... There is no point in doing a station up nicely to have it torn down by folks using it as their personal house. That area serves the financial district and it would be a disgrace to have it run down with vagrants, not to mention unsafe and unsightly for tourists.

 

 

I agree, just because City Hall has to have rats and hobos roaming the area, doesn't mean this has to.

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How about the WTC development corp. pay to have those former convict people clean the passageway and shoo away the hobos? This way, everybody wins.

 

Oh wait, the development court is in the midst of suing the pants off of everybody to get more money. They would be too busy for a practical plan like this.

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I agree with this move, I've already seen the fair share of "said" people making it their homes, and others making it as a hall for protests, promoting an agenda, product advertisements and product sales which are often illegal. For now, a out-of-system transfer will do until civilization gets back in order...

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