MTA’s Second Avenue Subway in East Harlem Moving Forward




Rendering of Phase 2, Second Avenue Subway at 125th Street. Image courtesy

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.

The New York Post reported on October 23, 2023 that the Biden Administration has agreed to pick up half of the $6.6 billion tab to extend the Second Avenue Subway through East Harlem, providing funds the MTA says are essential to finally getting the project off the drawing boards and into construction.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-Harlem) announced deal Tuesday, which will provide $3.4 billion to pay for the 1.5 mile subway extension that will add three new stops on the Q line at 106th St./Second Ave, 116th St./Second Avenue and 125th St./Lexington Ave.

AND, (October 4, 2023) Plans on now on the table to extend the Second Avenue subway west, across 125th Street, to Lenox Ave at the #2/#3 trains. Fingers crossed!

Rendering for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway for 106th Street Station courtesy

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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.

Read more about Phase 2, moving forward.

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