MTA’s Second Avenue Subway in East Harlem One Step Closer




Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center, 69 East 125th Street.

In anticipation of Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, an MTA community information center with rotating exhibits is open to the public on East 125th Street, steps from the MTA Metro North Station, and halfway between the #2/3 and #4/5/6.

Update March 2023 ~ The Project is now out of the station “and heading on the track”…. Chuck Schumer. Feds willing to kick in $497 million to complete the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway, which will include three new stations at East 106th Street, East 116th Street, and East 125th Street. However, the federal money — which is now dependent on congressional approval as part of President Biden’s budget — will require matching funding from the MTA.

Further update on design cost & redesign of the platforms in New York Post article, March 29, 2023

A rendering shows what the outside of a finished station would look like at one subway stop in East Harlem.

MTA will go back to the drawing board and rethink the size of platforms needed to serve the Q train, which is a good part of the staggering price tag for the extension.

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MTA Arts & Design in the Second Avenue Subway




Vik Muniz on view at 72nd Street Second Avenue Subway

In 2017, the Second Avenue Subway opened Phase 1 and  unveiled artwork in four subway stations. They are located at 96th Street, 86th Street, 72nd Street, and a new entrance to the existing station at Lexington Avenue at 63rd Street. MTA Arts & Design commissioned four artists for this ambitious project. Phase 1 is served by the Q train, with limited rush-hour N and R trains. Take a ride with us on the Q train, beginning on 63rd Street, heading north.

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