You know it’s going to suck…

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You know life around your apartment is going to suck when they start placing building movement monitors on the outside of your apartment.  All along the construction route of the new “T” line, they have installed monitors (pictured above via Gothamist) to make sure that the digging doesn’t shift the ground beneath buildings.

Is there any part of that where you would feel good living around there?  It gets better.

They are planning 2 work shifts from 7am to 10pm.  7am?  Shoot me.  10pm?  WTF.

Those poor bastards living near that line are going to have to listen to construction from the early morning well into the evening.  7am sucks but isn’t that unreasonable.  However, 10pm? WOW.

Many people are already planning to move.  They don’t want to be anywhere near that mess.  However, there’s a part of me that wonders if it might be smart to snag an apartment over there at the peak of construction when no one wants to live there.  Hang on to it for a few years, and then sell it after the construction is done. 

I would think that once the new “T” line is up and running, the property value along that line will go up because it will be so much more convenient to live over there.  But what do I know.

One thought on “You know it’s going to suck…

  1. The worst parts of the construction will be around the 96th St. area where they plan on sinking the boring equipment. Otherwise, for the tunnels, they’ll be doing most of the work underground. No more cut-and-cover like they did in the early days of the IRT. The station entrances and the sidewalk widening projects – now those will mess with street-level construction. By that 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. construction will be mostly underground. Mostly.

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