New York Transit Museum: Second Ave. Subway (Digital Discussion)
Discover how the Second Avenue Subway fits into New York’s past, present, and future transportation landscapes. First proposed in 1919 to rehabilitate the city’s existing transit system, phase one opened between 63rd and 96th streets in 2017. Learn about the multiple steps and massive amounts of backbreaking work needed to bring “the line that almost never was” to life. When completed, the route will run from Lower Manhattan to East Harlem with a connection to the Metro-North Railroad at 125th Street, improving transportation on the East Side of Manhattan and relieving congestion on the Lexington Avenue Line.
Join Associate Curator Jodi Shapiro to explore the evolution of the Second Avenue Subway project, starting with the first proposal in 1919, to plans for expansion in the future.