Feature

Tishman Speyer and H&R REIT Have Chance To Link Two Key Long Island City Subway Stations

Comments (24)
  1. David says:

    Tall and tall I call development in the city, it is possible to see construction shows the new structure always.

  2. stan chaz says:

    Even without the added hordes of riders from the upcoming L trai shutdown, the Number 7 connection to the G/E/M trains is ALREADY dangerous at rush hours. Coming up the escalator one slams into a crowd trying to walk up the stairs to the Queens bound 7 train. It’s a recipe for disaster if there no room to get off the escalator and you’re pushed back onto the people already on the escalator who obviously have no where to go. Any nearby transfer points such as the article descibes would help alleviate this dangerous overcrowding at nearby Cort Square.

  3. stan chaz says:

    Thats “Court Square” and l TRAIN.shutdown

  4. Warlock says:

    Could this connection be designed and completed in time for the L train shutdown? Or is a makeshift, fenced-in connection at grade (ground/street) level between the Queens Plaza and Queensboro Plaza Stations the plan until the underground connecting tunnel could be completed at a future date? Also, would it be possible to create a special district/zone so that development within the area could finance the new transit transfer/hub if the developers balk at the plan or propose insufficient funding to allow for ample escalators/elevators for the amount of people who will be using the stations as LIC becomes further developed with high-rise buildings? For example, should Tishman Speyer and H&R REIT be solely responsible for the private sector’s contribution to fund this connection/transfer when other nearby properties that also stand to benefit (e.g., the many other residential, commercial and hotel projects completed and/or proposed) get a “free ride”? In any event, props to YIMBY for putting this much needed connection between these stations on the table for discussion!

  5. city guy says:

    Western Queens subway stations and trains almost maxed out as it is. No one cares about infrastructure anymore. When all these high rises are fully occupied the subway stations and trains will be pushed beyond safe loading conditions.

  6. Richard Grayson says:

    For years, I used my unlimited MetroCard to go outside from the G train to the elevated 7 train, and unlimited MetroCard users can still do that if they want to avoid crowds. The new connector is great, but the old connection for those of us who can afford unlimited MetroCards was okay, unless the weather outside was horribly rainy or snowy.

  7. city guy says:

    Only a proposal. AFAIK developers have not been contacted. If construction starts tomorrow it will take until at least 2022 to complete if not longer. You can’t force a developer to build the connection.

  8. s. says:

    Still wont happen.. At least terminal Queens Plaza station E,R,M connection to Queensboro plaza station N , Q, 7.. When you have Sunnyside Yard Amtrak , New Jersey Transit rail yard need to be expanded & when you have Long Island Rail Yard Steinway street yard need rebuilt , Long Island City station or Hunters Point avenue LIRR station need rebuilt… etc. How can these project be deal with. Rebuilt Sunnyside Yard Amtrak yard , New Jersey Transit rail road , when think Queensboro plaza station later etc. 1. Rebuilt Sunnyside yard Amtrak yard , Rebuilt Hunter Points Avenue Long Island Rail Road

  9. Walt Gekko says:

    This is why when the (L) shuts down in two years, the MTA needs to look at extending the (G) (M) and (R) at all times to 179th Street. That would allow the (G) to stop at Queens Plaza and allow people who need the Broadway Line to do a more simple transfer there. It’s also why I would be adding OOS transfers between the (G) at Fulton Street and the 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with the MTA encouraging as many people as possible to use that route if they have to transfer from the (L) at Lorimer.

  10. eileen bauer says:

    about time…

  11. mythoughts says:

    Great idea.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So congestion could reach “dangerous levels” once the L train shuts down, but no real mention of what happens to these levels after all of the towers are completed? I am more worried about all of the people they are introducing to the neighborhood through all of the current and proposed residential/hotel development. Again, Court Square is very much overdeveloped.

  13. SC says:

    An elevator to the mezzanine of the Queensboro Plaza station in the median of the elevated structure likely isn’t structurally possible – the top of the elevator shaft would vertically intrude into the 7-train track above. Plus, to make the station ADA-compliant, you would have to add a second elevator between the mezzanine and the two platforms above; since the platforms are right above the roadway, the bottom of any elevator installed to the platforms would vertically intrude into the roadway space below.

  14. David says:

    The OOS transfer is a good idea, but there is not enough track capacity at Queens Plaza to run the G past Court Square.

  15. I am only writing to let you understand of the outstanding experience my princess obtained visiting the blog. She picked up such a lot of details, including how it is like to have a very effective teaching mood to make many people really easily know precisely various multifaceted things. You truly exceeded our desires. I appreciate you for coming up with those practical, safe, revealing and in addition fun tips on the topic to Lizeth.

  16. I truly love your website.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you make
    this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to
    create my own website and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is
    named. Many thanks!

  17. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established
    blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or
    suggestions? Cheers

  18. Grande itens de você, cara. Eu tenho tome nota suas coisas
    anterior ρara e você está simplesmente também
    fantástico . Ꭼu realmente ϲomo o ԛue tens comprou аԛui,
    certamente сomo o գue você ᥱstá dizendo e a melhor
    maneira onde diᴢ. Ꭼstá cometendo-divertido е ainda cuidar parɑ permanecer – sensata .

    Ꭼu cant esperar рara aprender mսito mɑis de você.
    Isto é realmente um maravilhoso local .

  19. Eu sou verdadeiramente apreciando ߋ design е o layout ԁe seu
    site. É um muitο fácil ѕobre ߋs olhos, que o torna muitօ maiѕ agradável ρara eս vir аqui
    e visitar mаis vezes. Você contratou рara fora ᥙm desenvolvedor рara criar seu tema?
    Fantástico !

  20. More designers are finding TJX to be a reliable way to sell
    their wares in a weak economy, rather than just a place to dump rejects
    or overproduction.

  21. I’ve been browsing online greater than 3 hours
    nowadays, yet I by no means found any attention-grabbing article like
    yours. It’s pretty worth sufficient for me. In my view,
    if all website owners and bloggers made just right content as you did, the net shall be a lot more useful than ever before.

  22. Тem incrível em favor da me ter um web site , ԛue é bᥱnéfico projetado pɑra meu
    experiência . Obrigado admin

  23. Olá meᥙ ente ! Eu deseja Ԁiz que еste post é incrível, ƅom escrito e incluem quase toԁos significativo infos.
    Ꭼu iria como veг maiѕ posts comо este.

  24. Guild Wars completed beta level, mainly because community launching to help
    you catch the consideration of plenty of people.
    Complaints happen to be made concerning the fact that often dust gets in the display and blurs visibility.
    Hunting and Defensive lines will be the only 2 which have all
    really useful skills.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *