People on the subway; Photo - sorabji.comToday, public hearings begin on a new subway line that would run along Second Avenue, from 125th Street to the southern tip of Manhattan. The Daily News lists disruptions on the streets, crazy traffic congestion, relocating residents and businesses, five construction sites along the route, 20-30 foot noise barriers, and the temporary loss of six city parks among the effects of building a new subway line.

Gothamist is extremely relieved that we live nowhere near Second Avenue - we understand the need for more transportation options and subways are definitely too crowded, but the trouble seems to outweigh the benefits. Construction would take 12-16 years, probably more like 20. Granted, we've yet to get our hands on the full proposal. Gothamist will pore through the proposal and update later.

Presentations take place at 4PM and 6:30PM:
Today, at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green.
Tomorrow, at Museo Del Barrio, Heckscher Building, at Fifth Ave. and 104th St.

Members of the public will get to speak.

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