2nd Avenue Subway
The worker was about 100 feet below ground between two tunnels when a pipe fell on his leg, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
Discounts and specials will be offered by 27 restaurants and 30 retailers of businesses and will run through June 8. They run from 66th Street to 97th Street.
The worker was pulled out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated for various injuries including hypothermia.
The MTA said the final blast, which completed the excavation for a future elevator at the corner of 72nd Street and Second Avenue, took place around 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.
On Thursday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that all blasting for the project will now be subject to more scrutiny and protections.
Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.
Blasting along Manhattan’s still-under-construction 2nd Avenue subway line caused some damage Tuesday afternoon.
A fleet of massive tunneling machines that has spent 4 1/2 years digging 13 miles of new train tubes deep beneath New York City finally fell silent this week after the last of the monsters finished its mission.
It may be ugly and noisy, but there is good news for those living around the 2nd Avenue Subway construction site, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
If you live on the Upper East Side, be prepared for some shaking. There is new blasting under way for the 2nd Avenue Subway.
The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
While some neighbors have complained about the blasting, the MTA has released new images showing progress in the construction of the long-awaited new subway line.
The MTA says restrictions in the hours of blasting have forced the jack hammering, the drilling, and the other noisy byproducts of the 2nd Avenue Subway into the nighttime hours.
The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.
Upper East Side residents sat through the nearly hour and a half presentation at Hunter College in which the MTA reiterated claims it made last week — that there was no danger to public health.