UES building sues over Second Ave. Subway

New York /
Dec.December 01, 2010 10:42 AM

The saga of the Second Avenue Subway continues, and this time it’s not only struggling businesses worried about their livelihood or residents being temporarily displaced from their homes. The owner and residents of the Yorkshire Towers, a rental complex at 305 East 86th Street, filed suit yesterday to force transit officials to justify planned entrances for the Second Avenue Subway in front of their building, according to the Post. Yorkshire Towers Co. and the Yorkshire Towers Tenants Association say the proposal means nearly 9,000 commuters will flood the sidewalk during the morning peak hour for entry and exit at the building. The suit, filed in Manhattan, says that planned entrances to the East 72nd Street stop were relocated from the middle of the block to the corner in response to complaints. Court papers allege that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Federal Transit Administration — which signed off on the plan — have refused to provide relevant “documents and reports” for over a year, despite a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act. [Post]


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