Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Work in Progress: Photos from NYC's 7 Line Extension
Monday, October 01, 2012 - 05:11 PM
Even subway construction projects share on Facebook.
New York's MTA regularly posts updates on megaprojects on its Facebook page, and the update to the #7 line caught our eye.
The #7 train currently goes between Manhattan's Times Square and Flushing, Queens. As part of the redevelopment of Hudson Yards -- a stretch of land on Manhattan's far West Side -- the city has been working on extending the subway line southwest to 11th Avenue and 34th Street.
Earlier this year, MTA chairman Joe Lhota said item number 1 on his wish list is extending the line even further south to 23rd Street and 11th Avenue. But here's what he said won't happen: extending it across the Hudson River to New Jersey -- something Mayor Bloomberg had put some money into studying last year.
You can watch a video about the project below.