Last week, I wrote an entry on the saga of the Second Avenue subway. Since then, there have been several updates. The MTA announced that the Governor will take a ceremonial first ride on New Year's Eve, with the new line opening to the public the following day. So it inches closer to reality.
This morning, the MTA gave the public an early preview of the (current) northern terminus of the line, the station at E. 96th St and 2nd Avenue. The station is quite beautiful. What remains to be seen, of course, is whether the state will leave this accomplishment be, or whether they will fulfill their promise to the city to continue building under Second Avenue, and complete all phases of the plan.
Click through the image below to see all my photos from today's open house.