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SECTION 21-A
Construction and equipment of a rapid transit railroad tunnel or tunnels
Rapid Transit (RAT) CHAPTER 48-A, ARTICLE 3
§ 21-a. Construction and equipment of a rapid transit railroad tunnel
or tunnels. a. The city of New York and the New York city transit
authority, acting under and pursuant to the provisions of this chapter
and of title nine of article five of the public authorities law, are
hereby authorized to effect the construction and equipment of a rapid
transit railroad tunnel or tunnels between the boroughs of Manhattan and
Queens in the city of New York, along the following route:

A route lying wholly within the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens which
shall begin at a point on East Sixty-third street at the westerly line
of York avenue in the borough of Manhattan where a connection can
conveniently be made to other future rapid transit railroads; thence
extending easterly along East Sixty-third street under York avenue and
Franklin D. Roosevelt drive; thence continuing easterly under the West
channel of the East river, Welfare island and the East channel of the
East river to the borough of Queens; thence continuing easterly under
Queens bridge park and Vernon boulevard to a point on Forty-first avenue
at the easterly line of Vernon boulevard where a connection can
conveniently be made with other future rapid transit railroads.

b. For the purposes of this chapter, such rapid transit railroad
tunnel or tunnels shall be deemed to be a rapid transit railroad.