The Jamaica Avenue J is about to get a makeover that will hopefully make residents of Woodhaven and Richmond Hill, Queens slightly less bummed out when they're walking to the subway. MTA officials told City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley this week that that part of the span will be repaired and painted forest green next year, according to the Daily News. Currently the underside of the tracks are covered in chipped paint, dirt and grease—decades worth of it, at that.
The project will take 30 months, and cost almost $30MM (here's the before shot of Richmond Hill's span). One resident told the paper, "We take care of our properties. They should have done this 10 years ago," and added with skepticism, "We've been promised this before."