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PHOTOS: MTA Completes Re-NEW-vations at Hunters Point Ave and Avenue J Stations

New York City Transit
Updated Nov 2, 2023 5:30 p.m.
Hunters Point ReNEWvation Station

View Before and After Photos of ‘Re-NEW-vated’ Hunters Point Ave Station 

View Before and After Photos of ‘Re-NEW-vated’ Avenue J Station 


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced transit crews completed functional and aesthetic upgrades at Hunters Point Ave  subway station in Long Island City, Queens and Avenue J  subway station in Midwood, Brooklyn. This work is part of New York City Transit (NYCT)’s Re-NEW-vation Program which utilizes planned service outages to perform station-wide repairs, enhancements and deep cleaning providing customers with brighter and better station environments.    

At Hunters Point Ave station, NYCT workers completely rebuilt wall tilling along station stairway entrances and platforms. Tripping hazards due to wear and tear forming cracks in the station floors were smoothed over and repaired. Mats were placed over flooring that has traditionally become slippery during rain and snow conditions. Workers also stripped, primed and repainted station surfaces providing customers with a freshly painted environment from the stairway entrance all the way to the platforms, including 86 track columns. Platform benches were also sanded and refinished. Additionally, workers installed or replaced light fixtures to brighten darkened areas.  

At Avenue J station, workers scrapped and repainted station ceilings, walls, columns, and entrances brightening the entire station. Platform sheds were wiped clean of graffiti with a fresh coat of paint. Workers removed outdated signage and repaired lighting along platforms. Overgrown vegetation was trimmed back from the station. Canopy gutters were cleaned to prevent leaks onto the platform during heavy rainstorms.  

"Customers are experiencing brighter and cleaner Hunters Point Ave and Avenue J stations thanks to the great work of NYCT’s Re-NEW-vation crew,” said NYC Transit President Richard Davey. “Providing better station environments is intrinsic to NYCT’s North Star of delivering faster, cleaner, and safer service every single day.” 

"I'm thrilled by the announcement of much-needed renovations at the Hunters Point Ave  line station. The many New Yorkers that rely on public transportation deserve stations that are clean, safe, and well-maintained," said Representative Nydia M. Velázquez. "These new renovations will help improve the experience of countless subway riders and I look forward to working with the MTA to ensure that more NYC subway stations are inviting and more accessible." 

"Our public transit riders deserve a commute that is safe, clean and reliable. That is why I'm excited to see that the Hunters Point Avenue -line station is getting a much needed facelift through the MTA's Re-NEW-vation program," said Assembly Member Juan Ardila. "The Hunters Point station can now be added to the catalog of subway improvements that have occurred in the 37th Assembly District this past year, such as the full ADA-compliant upgrades to our Court Square station, and I look forward to fighting for more to come." 

In October, NYCT announced it had delivered on its promised goal to complete re-NEW-vations at 50 subway stations by the end of the year.