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Now Arriving (Really!) on Second Avenue

The new subway is scheduled to open on December 31. We’ve been waiting for it.

• “The projected Second Avenue subway will be a major benefit, and … will greatly relieve overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue and Queens express lines … On the Lexington Avenue express, it has been estimated, the number of people in cars during rush hour should fall from 170 to 120. That will still be a lot of people, but while there will be standees, at least they will have elbow room to read a paper.”

—“A Realistic

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