IND Sixth Avenue Subway Line – New York NY

Description

Construction of New York’s Sixth Avenue subway line was enabled by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) during the 1930s. The PWA supplied a massive loan and grant totaling $23,160,000 for the project, one of the largest New Deal construction undertakings in the country.  The Sixth Avenue was a branch of the original IND Eighth Avenue line, opened in 1932.

Four stations opened in southern Manhattan in January 1934; an extension to Brooklyn opened April 1934.  An extension taking the line up Sixth Avenue, with six new stations, opened December 1940.

Source notes

"La Guardia Opens New Subway Link"; The New York Times, January 2, 1936.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IND_Sixth_Avenue_Line

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 26, 2014.

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Location Info


Sixth Avenue
New York, NY

Coordinates: 40.742889, -73.992799

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