Sticky subject bedevils new 96th street station

North entrance of the station.

The new headhouse, as it’s called, at 96th Street and Broadway, isn’t even finished.  But it’s already scarred.

That's not abstract art in this closeup from the photo above.

The pigs among New Yorkers being what they are have decided to share their chewing gum with the lovely stonework beneath their feet. Continue reading

Straphangers, celebrate opening of new entrance

See more photos below of the new Transit building at 96th Street and Broadway.

I was on my way to do an errand yesterday when I was startled to discover that the new entrance that I have been admiring for a long, long time was open at 96th Street and Broadway.  There was the predictable speechifying before news cameras outside before the public was admitted around noon, though I didn’t find out until too late.

Even in its unfinished state, the facility is leagues ahead of the grim, gross and puddled entrances on either side of 96th Street and Broadway.  This one is actually inviting. Continue reading