NYC’s Turn To Shell Out The Cash

Flushing-Main Street bound 7 train at Queensboro Plaza. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit. The much maligned 7 line extension is a topic I have blogged about extensively since 2006. For those who don’t recall, I was strongly against this project as I accurately feel there are more pressing projects that need to be …

First Phase Of 7 Line Extension Completed

One of the major transit projects I’ve been the most critical about is the highly unnecessary 7 line extension. The major problem I had with the project was the exclusion of the only practical part of it, a Hell’s Kitchen stop. However this entry is not meant for more critical analysis of the project but …

Boring Machine Lowered For 7 Line Extension

Four days ago the MTA & NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg were on hand to watch the lowering of the first boring machine to be used on the ‘s west side extension. The MTA issued a press release about the events via e-mail: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director and CEO Elliot G. Sander and Mayor Michael …

Poor Hells Kitchen Never Stood A Chance

Flushing-Main Street bound 7 train @ Queensboro Plaza; resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit A transit project that has come up many times in this blog is the 7 Line Extension. As my readers know, I have not been a big fan of this project in terms of overall importance. The only positive aspect …

City Officials Continue To Insult The MTA

Last Thursday, outgoing deputy mayor Daniel Doctoroff announced that the city would be willing to pay for half of the costs to build the much talked about Hell’s Kitchen stop at 41st St. & 10th Ave. The most pathetic part of this announcement is the fact that the original plan called for the city to …