Michael Horodniceanu

A drill bit plowed through a subway tunnel in Long Island City, Queens on Thursday, Oct. 30. (Credit: MTA)

MTA Exec Blames Contractors’ Stupidity For Drill Bit Accident In Subway

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority official said the “stupidity” of contracted workers led to a giant drill bit piercing the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens last month.

11/18/2014

New Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Fulton Center Subway Hub Opens In Lower Manhattan

New York’s biggest subway hub has opened in Lower Manhattan, serving as a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city.

11/10/2014

Queens Eastside Access

CBS 2 Exclusive: Queens Business Owner Claims East Side Access Project Caused Major Damage

Marc Newman blames construction for the East Side Access Project — an $11 billion new railroad, blasting and tunneling across Queens and under Manhattan — with rattling and ripping apart his refrigerator business.

05/06/2014

Opening of 2nd Avenue Subway Community Information Center, July 25, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

MTA Unveils Second Avenue Subway Information Center On Upper East Side

The center will offer up-to-date information on the construction and feature interactive exhibits. It will also let residents get a feel for the coming subway line.

07/25/2013

Joseph Barone

Worker Recovering After Being Trapped For Hours Below Subway Site

The worker was pulled out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated for various injuries including hypothermia.

03/20/2013

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA: Second Avenue Subway Blasting To Resume Following Review Of Underground Explosion

Blasting had been halted following an Aug. 21 incident that spewed debris, blew out windows and rattled some Upper East Siders’ nerves. All blasting projects for the subway project will now be subject to more scrutiny and protections, the MTA said.

09/13/2012

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA: Plates Covering Second Ave. Subway Blast Site Failed

Construction workers were blasting through rock to create an escalator for the Second Avenue subway when two 1,800-pound steel plates were lifted into the air, allowing debris to rain onto the street.

08/23/2012

MTA officials present their findings at Hunter College. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

MTA Presents Air Quality Findings Of 2nd Avenue Construction Project To Public

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.

01/26/2012

Attorney Norman Siegal joined by 2nd Ave business owners. (Photo/Sonia Rincon)

Business Owners Protest 2nd Avenue Construction

The protesters, facing reduced foot traffic due to potential patrons avoiding construction, said it wasn’t enough for the MTA to promise what they called superficial improvements.

10/24/2010