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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:43 AM   #2901
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They can't be; otherwise they'd never win elections lol. Urban Republicans are almost always moderates.
the funny thing is, that Both Deblasio, and Bloomberg are in the exact same spot on the Political spectrum by some accounts (and people think of Bloomberg as being a "Republican", and Deblasio as a "radical progressive").
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #2902
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This is Court Square - 23rd Street


Flushing-Main Street Bound R188 train at Court Square - 23rd Street Station
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Old January 29th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #2903
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The 1990s proposal actually saw a tunnel below Bowery Bay with an offshore underground station at the Marine Air Terminal and after that crossing under the runway to make a stop at the UA/AA terminal and terminus at the US/DL terminal.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 03:36 AM   #2904
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The 1990s proposal actually saw a tunnel below Bowery Bay with an offshore underground station at the Marine Air Terminal and after that crossing under the runway to make a stop at the UA/AA terminal and terminus at the US/DL terminal.
That does make more sense. I still don't understand how it can be impossible to build a new above grade extension along just *two* blocks of housing.

At the cost of all these other plans, it would even be cheaper just to buy up those blocks using eminent domain.

More realistically, modern construction can be a lot more quiet than the existing metal superstructure. Airtrans don't make a lot of noise, for example. Can't the NIMBies be placated if the existing superstructure around Ditmars is partially improved along the way?
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Old January 30th, 2015, 08:29 AM   #2905
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For LaGuardia, an AirTrain that will save almost no one any time, Yonah Freemark

"Itís hard to imagine how the state can justify spending half a billion dollars on a transit project that will increase travel times for most people."

If they built AirTrain or tried to build one near Astoria it would cost at least 10 times that with lawsuits and all from NIMBYs.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 03:06 AM   #2906
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You're obviously at a bit of a disconnect here, so allow me to explain.

The noise from an aircraft taking off a good distance away from a densely populated area (as airports are designed to be) is COMPLETELY different from an elevated metro system rolling over switches and rail joints @ 25-30 MPH about 40 feet from your apartment window. Believe me, it is DEAFENING. It is also MUCH more frequent than aircraft landings and takeoffs (every 3-5 min during rush hour, 5-10 min during the mid-day, and every 30 min overnight), and in the case of NYC, is 24/7. I worked at Queensboro Plaza over the summer, which is where the Astoria El Line splits off from the Flushing EL Line and heads north towards Astoria, so I would know.

So basically, while I am in the group that thinks an extension of the N from its current terminus to LaGuardia would be the best option for a mass transit connection to the airport, I can somewhat sympathize with the NIMBYs in the area.
I live within a mile of TF Green in Providence, and probably 1.5 to 2 miles from the NEC with MBTA and Amtrak. About the same distance to a busy stretch of I-95. I can hear everything, one more so than the others at any given point. I understand where you're coming from, but an airport is loud. Like constantly...... The flyovers, the landing, breaking, helicopters. It's just a loud place to be near. Airplanes fly so low over schools near me teachers have to stop teaching.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 08:43 PM   #2907
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A beautiful view of Grand Central Terminal deep-level "7" train platform during suspension of service due to icing in Queens.


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Old February 2nd, 2015, 09:12 PM   #2908
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My God. And even then there's rubbish on the floor.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 02:18 AM   #2909
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i was just on the 7 train a few weeks ago and it felt like a combination of 70s NYC, the Metro in Paris, and an Air-raid bunker (It did have alot of character to it, and I liked its open design though.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 11:06 PM   #2910
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Does anyone think that there is a hope in hell of there ever being a subway to Staten Island?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 12:54 AM   #2911
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Does anyone think that there is a hope in hell of there ever being a subway to Staten Island?
Yes.

The tunnels are part-built (but very old).
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Old February 9th, 2015, 04:05 AM   #2912
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The tunnels are part-built (but very old).
That's a cool fact. I didn't know, so looked it up.

Apparently there is about 150 feet of tunnel from the Brooklyn side at Owl's Head Park (Google Maps) under the Narrows. Sounds like there is still a long way to go.


From: wikipedia.org/Staten_Island_Tunnel

A rail tunnel would also make sense for freight, to finally get rid of that pinnacle of 19th century technology that the city still relies on to get freight to Long Island: rail barges. The proposal apparently was for four tracks, of which only two for subway service.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #2913
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That would be the dream
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Old February 27th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #2915
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According to this tweet:

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#MTA is sticking with plan to open 7 Train extension to 11th Ave by end of June; key sticking point is emergency radios. #NBC4NY
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Anyone know - June of what year?
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Old February 27th, 2015, 10:01 PM   #2916
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At Cortlandt St., awaiting the final part of the post-9/11 work
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Cortlandt St., seen here on September 28, 2001, is still a few years away from reopening, photo by MTA New York City Transit

It’s hard to believe, but an entire generation of New Yorkers have come of age or come to a city without a Cortlandt St. subway station on the 1 train. For decades, Cortlandt St. fed Radio Row and then served as the West Side’s best access point to the World Trade Center. The station, though, was destroyed on September 11, 2001 and, as work has consumed Lower Manhattan over the past 14 years, it has remained closed since then. Based on recent MTA documents, it may still be a few years yet before the station reopens.

In this month’s Board materials, the immediate fate of the Cortlandt St. station makes an appearance, and no, the MTA isn’t considering keeping it closed. As buildings grow at the World Trade Center site, the 1 train’s pass through Lower Manhattan remains a key access point for thousands of West Side and Staten Island commuters who will need transit service to their offices

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New pics from Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street station, where works are going on for 2nd Avenue Subway:


Second Avenue Subway Update: February 27, 2015 by MTAPhotos, on Flickr


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Any pictures from the very icy, snowy and wintery period you are experiencing ?
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 05:57 AM   #2919
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South Ferry - Whitehall Street Station Complex


South Ferry - Whitehall Street Station Complex
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BMT Broadway at Cortlandt Street


BMT Broadway Line at Cortlandt Street
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Queens Bound R Train departing Cortlandt Street
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BMT Broadway Line at Cortlandt Street
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BMT Broadway Line at Cortlandt Street
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BMT Canarsie Line at 14th Street


BMT Canarsie Line at 14th Street
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IND 8th Avenue Line at Times Square - 42nd Street


IND 8th Avenue Line at Times Square - 42nd Street
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Uptown A Train Departing Times Square - 42nd Street Station
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