Tuesday, June 07, 2011

For Real Now? New Date Set For Re-Opening Of F Train Station Entrance At Second Place

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First the Second Place F/G subway entrance in Carroll Gardens was supposed to re-open in February, then it was delayed till April and now that it is June, it s still closed. So what's up?
Apparently, about 60% of the stair treads leading down into the station have failed the initial safety inspection by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Before the station opens, the problem needs to be fixed and the stair treads need to be brought into compliance.

The new date for the re-opening has been scheduled for June 17th. I know many neighborhood commuters have been dying to find out. Lets hope that date will not come and go like the others.

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 back in the fall of 2010 . Since then, riders have been forced to use the smaller, narrower entrance at the corner of Second Street.




9 comments:

Jeff Erickson said...

You got to love some of the MTA signage. You have to go down the stairs to get to the F/G trains, but once you're at the bottom, it looks like you have to go back up the stairs to get to the F/G! Math nerds like me might be going up and down those stairs in an endless loop... if that station ever opens, that is.

Anonymous said...

Something sounds a little fishy about this... Let's just see what happens when the 17th comes and goes...

Anonymous said...

Hmn..that is a fishy story. Who's at fault, 360 or MTA and why does it take over 2 months to open a stairwell?

Anonymous said...

No residents at 360 yet? I thought the building was supposed to open at the start of June

Anonymous said...

Does anyone happen to know the right person to get in touch with at I assume the MTA to make this happen sooner rather than later?

I have estimated it takes everyone that is coming from the Court street direction an extra minute a trip to use the alternate stairs. If you multiply that by (B) the number of daily commuters that applies to times (C) that portion of their hourly income rate and (D) the number of days this entrance has been closed due too this buildings construction, then you have a massive tax that the building owners have imposed on all of us that the owners should be forced to pay for closing this station.

Now it sounds like it is the MTA dragging their feet, but I have such low expectations for them that I will not bother bringing them into this other than to finish the step repairs.

John said...

I'm sure the MTA is seriously concerned about the extra minute that it is taking everyone to get to the other entrance to the subway. If they knew that it was that serious of a situation, I'd guess they would rush out a work crew and wrap things up this week. Thanks for setting up the hypothetical math problem about the cost. Oh my....

Anonymous said...

The entrance was actually closed in the fall of 2009. It was supposed to be reopened in the fall of 2010. Six months late and counting...

Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but I would be fired if I finished my work 6 months late...

Anonymous said...

The fact is that we have been inconvenienced long enough by the construction of a expensive condo turned rental. It would be one thing if the MTA had closed it for structural repairs or improvements.... but this has been done by a greedy developer who is most likely preventing the re-opening so that the building looks "nicer:" and less travelled to potential occupants (at ridiculous prices but that is a different story). I think the MTA should force them to make these repairs quickly as they are the ones who have the power to do so. In the meantime, we continue to be inconvenienced at least twice a day.