Posts Tagged ‘2nd avenue’

Second Avenue Ghost Town

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

2nd Ave Businesses struggle to stay open – and many have closed – amid the subway construction taking over the avenue For Upper East Side residents, 2nd Avenue is the warzone in their backyard. Sidewalks diminished or closed altogether, chain link fences block storefront views, and of course the incessant drilling and humming of construction work. For [&hellip
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The Heidelberg’s Hail Mary

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

The view of the 2nd Ave. subway line construction site from the Heidleberg bar. ICONIC SECOND AVENUE BUSINESSES STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WITH SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The polished floors, brand new tables, restored 90-year-old paintings and modern updates to the historic Heidelberg restaurant seem to indicate a run-of-the-mill renovation, something that happens in the normal course of operating a business. But if you look closely at the gleaming hardwood and peek [&hellip
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MTA Apologizes for Upper East Side Explosion

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

Yesterday afternoon, what was supposed to be a controlled blast underground blew rocks and debris in the street on East 72nd Street and Second Avenue, terrifying residents and damaging a storefront. The explosion occurred as part of the Second Avenue Subway construction, and today MTA officials said that they’re putting a moratorium on all work [&hellip
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Residents Call Subway Construction Breeding Ground for Crime

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

James KelleherIMG_9381 But police statistics show a decrease around Second Avenue   By Amanda Woods Following the recent report of a young woman who was stabbed in broad daylight on East 86th Street near Second Avenue, some Upper East Side residents and business owners are concerned that the ongoing subway construction makes the avenue more dangerous and prone to [&hellip
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