Residents and developers on Manhattan’s West Side are pushing to reverse a decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to not build a subway station for the No. 7 line at 10th Avenue and 41th Street.
The subway will still pass through the site, and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and residents have requested that at least the shell of the station is dug now while the boring machines are approaching the area, so that the opportunity is not foreclosed in the future.
The neighborhood has seen substantial growth in recent years, and many residents moved to the area with the expectation that it would one day be served by a subway stop. A spokesperson from City Hall stated that the City does not have spare funds for an additional station. The REBNY and community members are seeking federal funding to help pay for the shell.