Pushing for a New Avenue A Entrance to the L Train

Brad Hoylman

February 11, 2014

As you may know, Extell Development recently announced plans for a mixed-use, as-of-right development on the block of 14th Street between Avenues A and B. On February 10, I wrote to Extell to request that it contribute toward the construction of a second entrance to the 1st Avenue L train subway station. As members of CB6 know, the western end of the platform has become a serious safety concern as straphangers mass near the station’s only entrance/exit, creating dangerous overcrowding at the platform’s edge and potential obstruction of egress in the case of emergency. This station requires a second point of entry and exit at its eastern end near Avenue A, and I encouraged Extell to help make this a reality to benefit its new developments’ residents as well as the neighborhood as a whole. Please see my letter below.