New Yorkers gain new access to Manhattan’s Far West Side with opening of new 7 train station

New York City.

The New 7 train Hudson Yards station brings New Yorkers to the far West Side. I rode from the new station Monday morning, getting me to Times Square in less than 7 minutes.

The first new subway stop in decades opened up in my neighborhood on Sunday to much fanfare. The Mayor, local elected officials, the MTA President and community leaders were on hand for the ribbon cutting. Several Related Companies executives were also in attendance. Related has a big stake in the area since the new Hudson Yards is their major mega billion dollar project.

The subway station is grand, beautiful and air conditioned below by the platforms. The nearby park will have an outdoor café and in the distant future, thousands of New Yorkers will stream into the neighborhood – a result of several new residential & commercial towers being built. These new developments paired with retail stores will create a new neighborhood. More here:

The subway stop will bring New Yorkers and visitors to a whole new city within a city. As Hudson Yards rises around this new subway line, the 7 line extention will bring residents closer to Hudson Yards Park, the Highline, and the gorgeous Hudson River Park. Hop on the 7 train from the Hudson Yards and take the quick ride into Jackson Heights, Queens. As one cynical New Yorker said (my fiancé Jason), “if you don’t pay attention you wind up in Queens!” This is not a bad thing, unless you like to avoid affordable apartments and homes for sale, delicious ethnic food and lots of new cultural experiences. The neighborhood food is delicious, which include Peruvian and Columbian restaurants. Almost as good as my mom’s Peruvian native dishes.

Now we need to expand the station with a stop at 42/10 and look into extending the 7 line possibly south and north. Never underestimate New Yorker’s ability to innovate, reinvent themselves and continuously invest in making our city even greater.

Here are more reports:
The idea of building the stop at 42 street and 10 Ave as originally planned.

The opening of the new subway stop wouldn’t be complete without the Mayor and MTA arguing over funding for New York City’s subway system.

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