As work proceeds on a $2-billion extension of the No. 7 subway line,
which currently bypasses a station previously planned for West 41st
Street and Tenth Avenue, the Real Estate Board of New York REBNY
together a coalition to restore the subway stop.
The group is
seeking federal funds to give the 7 line two stops west of its current
terminus at Times Square, and has launched a website,www.buildthestation.com
, to help publicize the campaign.
the only station planned for the 7 extension is slated for 34th Street
and Eleventh Avenue, near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The
West 41st stop was scrapped in 2008 after the Hudson Yards Development
Corp. said the funding wasnâ€™t there to build two stations.
The 41st Street and 10th Avenue subway station
was planned to support the estimated four fold increase in employment
and the 150 percent increase in population in Hudson Yards. The built
and planned projects are projected to result in an estimated 32,500
workers and 27,500 residents within the vicinity of the station.Â
West Midtown area of Manhattan is one of the fastest growing
neighborhoods in the City. New York residents are highly dependent on
public transportation and care about the environment so taking the
subway eliminates the need to drive or rely on car services.
The station is a shovel ready, green transportation infrastructure project that would take three years to complete. sign the petition
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group