MTA Drops F Bomb on Smith-9th Street Station
NYC Transit could give no specific dates for the closures because the contract has not yet been awarded. Rough estimates, based on a previously stated 2012 deadline for the end of the project, suggest that Smith-9th could be shuttered for most of 2010, after 15 months of work on switches and tracks. The work will also force riders at the 4th Avenue station onto temporary platforms.The shocking news was not mentioned by an MTA rep at the most recent public meetings that we attended. That sound you hear? It's every community leader and politician representing impacted South Brooklyn constituencies text messaging, emailing and calling to rant about how the community is getting, well, f**ked.