Garodnick Announces Opening of 59th and Lexington Subway Entrance
Two years after the construction of a subway entrance at the base of the Bloomberg Tower at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, Council Member Garodnick announced that it would finally open for the first time. The entrance — at a critical station on an already over-burdened subway line — had remained closed due to a dispute between New York City Transit and Vornado Realty Trust, which owns the tower. As the two sides neared an understanding, Council Member Garodnick urged them to come to an agreement by the end of January. Now, commuters on the 4, 5, and 6, as well as the N, R, and W subway lines in the heart of Midtown will finally have increased access to this important station.