Ooh……. New York
Grew up in a town that is famous as a place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway
Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocket full of dreams
Baby, I’m from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it from New York, New York, New York! Alicia Keys — New York Lyrics
New York gets its first new subway station in 26 years and while some straphangers welcome this with glee, other people question why it took the city this long.
The truth is New York subway is noisy, dirty, decrepit, and old when compared to other modern metropolis found in other developed countries.
The fact that this is New York’s first new subway station since 1989 speaks volume of the city’s infrastructure.
The new subway is an extension of the No. 7 line which now stretches to 34th Street-Hudson Yards.
The extension of the No. 7 line has been under construction since 2007 with a price tag of $2.4 billion.
It connects Times Square to 11th Avenue by a new 1.5-mile-long tunnel; the extension opens up the far west side of Manhattan, easing access for conventioneers at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Tourists at the High Line as well as businesses and residents will no doubt applaud this mega-development for the better and easier access it provides.
The new subway station is fully air-conditioned and the platforms and modern architecture and design make the new station a stand out.
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