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Old Posted Jul 23, 2018, 1:18 PM
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yikes poor guy just trying to do his job — and i dk about infested, but yeah there are a lot of vagrants in the food court bathroom:

https://nypost.com/2018/07/21/homele...ral-custodian/
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2018, 3:27 PM
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officials ride along for L train shutdown trial bus run through:

https://www.amny.com/transit/l-train...ses-1.20320929
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2018, 11:04 PM
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Status of Kosciuszko Bridge. 1st span was completed a while back.


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Old Posted Aug 9, 2018, 11:07 PM
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I think this is a better shot. Daytime.


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Old Posted Aug 11, 2018, 7:28 PM
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15 weekend shutdowns thru next april as prep for L train shutdown — starting this weekend:

https://mobile.twitter.com/A_W_Gordo...he-l-pocalypse
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Old Posted Sep 1, 2018, 1:41 PM
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City releases plans for shorter, costlier BQX

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The de Blasio administration today released plans for its Brooklyn-Queens Connector, a streetcar officials envision running along the waterfront between the two boroughs. It has been delayed by complex infrastructure challenges.

The original streetcar was expected to cost $2.5 billion and run roughly 16 miles between Astoria, Queens, and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. But the updated plan calls for a shorter route to Gowanus instead and will cost $2.7 billion. That translates to an increase in per-mile cost to roughly $248 million from $156 million.

Mayor Bill de Blasio first announced plans for the streetcar in February 2016. But as officials looked further into potential routes, they found that the rat's nest of underground infrastructure presented enormous potential for increasing costs and would need to be thoroughly studied. As Crain's reported late last year, the problem presented officials with a catch-22: By studying the infrastructure more carefully, the city insulated itself from risk in the event it had to scrap the project, but doing so caused delays and drove up costs.

The original project was supposed to be completed in 2024 and be paid for through property tax revenue as the land around the route increased in value. The updated version of the project is now expected to be operational in 2029 and would require $1 billion from the federal government, according to a report in The New York Times, which noted that the city tax revenues originally thought to be available for the BQX are being spent on other priorities, including affordable housing.

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At a press availability Thursday, de Blasio defended the project, insisting it was a "big deal" even if it reduced commute times by as little as 10 to 15 minutes. He argued that it would become a top priority for dollars from Washington—so long as Democrats win back control of the federal government.

"We're about to have two elections, 2018 and 2020, that could entirely remake the Congress and the White House, and then we would be having a very different conversation about infrastructure," the mayor said. "In any competition for light-rail funding, this proposal would go to the front of the line instantaneously. ... Looking around the country, it would cover the most people in the smallest amount of area."

The mayor acknowledged that, after 2020, he would have just a year left in office and his successor might not pursue the BQX. But he asserted that would be on par with eliminating his signature universal pre-kindergarten program and a number of other initiatives.

He said that the city was now ready to begin conducting the environmental review necessary to gain federal grants.
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Old Posted Sep 2, 2018, 12:34 AM
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The Alabama Department of Transportation took away a lot of knowledge of building a cable stayed bridge in an urban environment. So I'd like to say thank you to our wonderful New Yorkers. ALDOT needs as much help as it can get down in the Mobile Delta.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2018, 3:07 PM
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good news on a sad memorial day — the cortlandt street subway station, destroyed in the wtc attacks, has finally reopened — following a long drawn out $158M rehab:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/08/n...ation-911.html
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