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Public Hearing: Second Avenue Subway Project (Phase 2)

Updated Apr 13, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries, will hold a Virtual public hearing under Executive Order 202.94 and pursuant to Article 2 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law (“EDPL”) on the proposed acquisition of permanent & temporary property interests in properties in the Borough of Manhattan for Phase 2, Contract 2 of the Second Avenue Subway Project (“Project”).

The Second Avenue Subway, when complete, will provide a subway line with 16 new stations extending from 125th St. & Lexington Ave. to Hanover Square, will link MTA New York City Transit facilities with Metro-North Railroad at 125th St. & provide connections to buses. Acquisition of public & private real estate interests along the project route will be necessary for the construction and operation of the Project.

Phase 1 of the Project has already been completed. Currently, the line runs from E. 96th St. to E. 63rd St. along Second Av., where it joins the existing Broadway Line. Phase 2 of the Project will extend the line north to E. 125th St. turning west along E. 125th St. towards Lexington Ave. Contract 2 consists of construction of the launch box for the Tunnel Boring Machine(s), bored tunnel north from 120th St. at Second Ave. and tunnel & cavern mining for the 125th St. Station and future entrance and ancillary facilities. This public hearing includes property interests needed for Contract 2 of the Second Avenue Subway Project.

Date, time and place of the virtual hearing

Hearing date and time: March 30, 2021, at 6 p.m.

Registration closes: March 30, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

Comment form closes: April 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

Please note this public hearing is being conducted in a virtual format under Executive Order 202.94. You can join the hearing via Zoom using this link, https://mta.zoom.us/j/82605599788 or by calling 8778535247. (The meeting ID is 82605599788.)

Location and type of property interest that may be acquired

Block

Lot(s)

Type of interest

Property address

1909

44

Permanent Full Taking

120 West 125th Street, NY, NY

1773

1, 67

Permanent Full Taking

1801-1805 Park Avenue, NY, NY; 100-110 East 125th Street, NY, NY; 101-109 East 124th Street, NY, NY

69

1815 Park Avenue, NY, NY

1773

Part of Lot 20

Permanent Full Taking

142-168 East 125th; 2051-2061 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

Part of Lot 27

Permanent Full Taking

149-167 East 124th Street, NY, NY

1773

Part of Lot 27

Permanent Partial Taking & Permanent Subsurface Easement

149-167 East 124th Street, NY, NY

1784

23

Permanent Full Taking

2327 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

122

Permanent Full Taking

2325 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

24

Permanent Full Taking

2329 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

25

Permanent Full Taking

2331 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

26

Permanent Full Taking

2333 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

27

Permanent Full Taking

2335 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

28

Permanent Full Taking

2337 Second Avenue, NY, NY

1784

120

Permanent Full Taking

N/A East119th Street, NY, NY

1784

128

Permanent Full Taking

246 East 120th Street, NY, NY

For more Information, to pre-register to speak, or to submit comments

Those wishing to be heard at the virtual public hearing must register using this form (disabled). Verbal presentations will be limited to three minutes. You may present verbal testimony or submit written statements in lieu of or to supplement oral testimony concerning the proposed project. Written comments will be accepted online.

Comments may also be submitted via postal mail to:

MTA Government & Community Relations
Re: EDPL Second Avenue Subway
2 Broadway, D17.140
New York, NY 10004

All written and online comments must be received by 5:30 p.m. on April 13, 2021. Comments received after this date and time will not be considered.

For questions about the virtual hearing or the project

You can contact Joseph O’Donnell by phone at 646-252- 2959, or by mail:

Joseph O’Donnell, MTA Construction & Development
2 Broadway, D8135
New York, N.Y.10004

Any property owner or other interested party who may wish to challenge the proposed property taking via judicial review may do so only on the basis of issues, facts, and objections raised at the EDPL public hearing.

Accessibility and language assistance services

At the virtual public hearing, CART Captioning and American Sign Language services will be available.

Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 relay service, and then ask to be connected to the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777 to speak with an agent.

Members of the public who are blind or have low vision can request accommodations on or before March 16, 2021, by submitting a request online or by calling the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777.

Members of the public who do not have access to a computer or who do not have access to the Internet can listen to the hearing by calling the Zoom webinar at 1-877-853-5247 (toll-free). Then enter Webinar ID 82605599788, followed by the pound (#) sign.

If language assistance or any other accommodations are required, please submit a request at least three business days before the hearing date in one of the following ways: online, by calling the public hearing hotline at 646-252-6777, or by sending a letter to:

MTA Government & Community Relations
Re: EDPL Second Avenue Subway
2 Broadway, D17.140
New York, NY 10004