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More Detail About Carroll St. Station & Construction Work

July 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Streets]

We noted yesterday that an entrance to the Carroll Street Station in Carroll Gardens will soon be shut down to accommodate the construction of the 360 Smith Street development. Here’s a bit more detail from the MTA that went out yesterday:

This is to inform you that MTA NYC Transit will be closing the Carroll Street F station’s plaza entrance at 2nd Place and Smith Street on Monday, July 28, 2008 due to the construction development which is currently being performed by Oliver Developments at 360 Smith Street (a.k.a. 131 2nd Place). Because the safety of our customers is of utmost concern, this closure will be in effect on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis for 6-8 months (subject to the progress of the construction project)…Customers will be asked to use the two other station entrances at 2nd Street and President Street. We have installed two additional high-wheel entrances/exits for customer usage at 2nd Street, and a station agent will be on duty at all times at the
2nd Street entrance.

Many residents have voiced concerns that the remaining station exits will be overcrowded. Brooklyn Streets also has a full report on the closure.

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Smith Street

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ColinHT // Jul 17, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I think someone should start living in those trees. It’s the only way they’ll survive. Also, two “high wheel” turnstiles will only get people faster into the massive bottleneck that will occur in the tiny 2nd St. exit!

  • 2 Joseph // Jul 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I agree with Colin — we are going to lose those trees. I can’t believe how much it bothers me that the space is being eaten up for that long…if we ever get it back! It’s as though they enjoy making people squirm.

  • 3 Carroll will never be the same at //nedward.org // Jul 17, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    […] like the 360 Smith luxury condo development is going to shut down my subway entrance, and severely mess up the nice plaza in front… for 6-8 months! ¶ […]