Honestly, there’s about 20 square feet of the entire 59th Street station complex that’s NOT under construction.
Every time I have to get off there, it is impossible to miss the fact that there’s very little area not walled off, torn up, or fenced. It’s getting a little insane.
They may want to just shut it down till it is done. Why? Because one morning, we will litterally get off the train and have no where to go.
On top of that, they’ve started laying tile in lots of seperate areas without completing a section. So a lot of the areas do not meet up seamlessly. So effed up.
Wow was there a lot of construction on the tracks this weekend!
Saturday, I thought I would run out to do some shopping. I needed some new clothes and shoes, so I thought I’d head down to the Herald Square area to cruise the stores.
An hour later, I finally made it. Normally, that trip would have been about 20 minutes or so. Not this time.
I was excited because the train came almost right away. Jumped on, and we pulled about 100 yards out of the station, and stopped. Waiting. Waiting. Still waiting.
If that bitch on the intercom said “Please be patient” one more time…
So then we got to the next station. Doors open and we wait. Waiting. Waiting. Then we pull out, only this time we were moving about 10 feet a minute.
This was the entire trips worth. It wasn’t even like I had the option to get off and transfer to a different train. Trust me, if that had been an option, I would have done it.
In all seriousness, I could have made it from the UWS Mid 80’s to 34th Street in half the time this train took.
The track gangs were everywhere. One can only hope that they made huge amount of progress in this one shot. They were there overnight too. That’s understandable, but you don’t see it in the middle of the day like that.