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NYC subway extension opens in Manhattan’s West Side

September 14, 2015 The Associated Press Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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New York City’s first new subway station in a quarter-century opened Sunday, linking Times Square to a booming neighborhood on Manhattan’s far West Side at 34th Street.

“This is really a monumental day for the city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told hundreds of guests at the inauguration for the gleaming No. 7 station that’s part of the transformation of a once-desolate industrial area.

The new stop is located at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

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The extension is expected to bring more than 30,000 riders a day to a neighborhood where construction is underway for the 50 million-square-foot Hudson Yards complex of office towers and residential high-rises.

The mayor called the neighborhood “a whole new city being created within our city, connected with thousands of jobs.”

A short walk away is the popular High Line elevated-park built on defunct rail tracks.

The $2.4 billion extension was funded by the city under de Blasio’s predecessor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

It’s the 469th station in a subway system that carries more than 5 million people a day.


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