If you've spent any time in the Upper East Side over the last three years, or truthfully, any time any where in New York City, then at the very least you've heard a few whispers about the Second Avenue Subway Line.
Of course, talk of installing a subway line beneath Second Avenue dates as far back as 1910; however, as the City's clock continues to tick and tock, and as the days of 2016 gradually fall off of the calendar, as far as the Second Avenue subway line is concerned, one fact remains true: we're getting closer.
While the target date of December of 2016 has collectively rested on the Upper East Side's conscience for at least five years now, more recently, there were reports that the December 2016 completion date has been pushed over into 2017.
Though not quite inevitable, the reported delays may very well have caused any one who has been excitedly awaiting his first cruise from 96th Street to 63rd Street beneath Second Avenue to ask himself either: "When will my time finally come?" or alternatively, and hopefully, "What's another few months on a wait that's already lasted over one hundred years?"
Well earlier this week, multiple sources (DNAInfo, Curbed New York, and New York 1) reported that the MTA has agreed to spend another $66 million to assure that Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway line will in fact be completed by December of 2016.
Regardless of whether the MTA meets its goal by December of this year or sometime next year, it will be interesting to see how the new line will affect the Upper East Side. Stay tuned.