Second Avenue Subway
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.
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.
Workers blasted through Manhattan schist rock to create what will be the future 72nd Street station.
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.
Residents on the Upper East Side claim vibrations from the regular blasting at the Second Avenue subway construction site is damaging their historic brownstone properties.
The new Second Avenue subway line is aimed at reducing overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue line but residents who live near the construction site are more concerned about dust and possible health problems.
Officials say they’re trying to change their ventilation systems to limit the amount of smoke and debris blowing up from underground.
The tunneling for the new Second Avenue Subway was finally completed this week, and residents and lawmakers are now weighing in on the progress of the project.
The $4 billion Second Avenue subway project might not be completed until 2018 — about 16 months later than the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had planned, according to a new government report.
A concrete-testing lab allegedly faked results for concrete used for the Second Avenue subway line, as well as the Lincoln Tunnel, the new Yankee Stadium, and a LaGuardia Airport control tower.
A concrete-testing laboratory faked results for a LaGuardia Airport control tower, the new Yankee Stadium, the Lincoln Tunnel, a hospital and more than a dozen other projects around New York City, according to an indictment.
Rail riders are now more on edge than ever after two major security breaches over the weekend which come just days after officials warned that al-Qaeda could be targeting trains across the nation.
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.