NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA is now starting a $395 million renovation at 9 different subway stations along the N line in Brooklyn.
As of 5 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound service at seven of the nine stations being worked on will be stopped for the next 14 months, CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported.
The Bay Parkway subway station in Bensonhurst is more than 100 years old, and it’s definitely showing its age — graffiti is everywhere, and paint is peeling right of the ceiling.
“I think it’s disgusting, filthy, it’s just nasty,” said commuter Emilia Soaz.
At the 18th Avenue station in Bensonhurst, you actually have to get on the N train and go the opposite way toward Coney Island for two stops, switch trains at Bay Parkway and then go back in the opposite direction toward Manhattan.
Commuter Tony Nicolas said it will add at least a half an hour to his daily commute, and he’s not happy it’s going to last until the spring of 2017.
“It’s terrible to go to work, how am I gonna go to work in the morning?” Nicolas said.
The renovations will include improved subway platforms, stairs, new elevators and more handicapped accessibility at some stations.