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Manhattan Real Estate

By Mitchell Hall | Broker in New York, NY

Build the Subway Station at 41st St. & 10th Ave.

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 has brought 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.

Currently, 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 wasn’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. 

The 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.

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courtesy of:

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group

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