Thursday, January 27, 2011

Great News! Second Place Entrance To F Train Station Will Re-Open Soon

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Great news for Carroll Gardeners! The F train subway station at the corner of Second Place and Smith Street, which has been closed since September 2009, will re-open at the end of February, according to Andrew Inglesby of the MTA NY City Transit. The news was announced on Tuesday by Gary Reilly at the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association's monthly meeting.

The F train subway plaza and the staircase leading to the station at Second Place were blocked off during construction of the new building at 360 Smith Street. Since then, riders have been forced to use the smaller, narrower entrance at the corner of Second Street.

The re-opening of the staircase should make commuting in and out of the neighborhood much easier for many in the neighborhood.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news! I wonder if the developers gussied up the entrance and ticket hall as part of a good neighbor give-back. This oversized building (for the neighborhood) is making the school next door look truly like the very ugly duckling. I wish they'd 'd simply dispense with the pathetic pastels and just paint the whole thing brown/red to make at least a lame attempt at fitting in. Oh, and stop using your "garden" as a car park. HOw do they get away with all of it?

Anonymous said...

Good news! I wonder if the developers gussied up the entrance and ticket hall as part of a good neighbor give-back. This oversized building (for the neighborhood) is making the school next door look truly like the very ugly duckling. I wish they'd 'd simply dispense with the pathetic pastels and just paint the whole thing brown/red to make at least a lame attempt at fitting in. Oh, and stop using your garden as a car park. HOw do they get away with all of it?

Rob said...

While I wasn't a fan of this building mainly because of the height it didn't turn out that bad. If it had been two floors shorter it probably wouldn't have been that big of a deal. Considering some of the really atrocious projects that have gone up around Brooklyn, especially in Williamsburg, this building looks ok. Yeah it doesn't match the neighborhood but it could have been much much worse.

Anonymous said...

Boy that is one ugly eyesore for the neighborhood. It does not fit in at all. But I guess it was all about money. No?

Subway Subculture said...

My goodness....I lived in CG for 5 years on 2nd Place--and thankfully moved in Sept. 2009. That building breaks my heart. But so glad to see the entrance re-opening. I always loved the commuters moving like a flock of birds all at once when we saw the train coming in from the elevated line.

Has anyone seen Gil, the wheelchair bound panhandler lately? I think about him occasionally and hope he's okay.

Let me know at my blog
www.subwaysubculture.blogspot.com

Katia said...

Sorry to inform you that sadly, Gilbert passed away in October.
http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/10/farewell-to-gilberto-carroll-gardens.html