Those images of the new South Ferry subway terminal will have to tantalize us for another few months: The new station, which was supposed to open this month, needs a little more work because, the NY Times reports, "the gap between the platform and the trains exceeds the three-inch maximum allowed by federal regulations guaranteeing access to mass transit to people with disabilities."

According to the MTA, the excess gap is 0.04 of an inch to "about an inch" along the platform. The MTA is getting new rubbing boards (the panels on the side of the platform) made and will need to install them. When our own Joe Schumacher, at the old South Ferry station last week, asked an MTA employee when the new station would open, the employee hesitated and then said, "April."