Say it ain’t so! City sign warns of 1000 years of 2nd Ave. subway construction

Posted at 10:02 PM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 22:09:49-04

We’re all used to it by now, the heavy construction along 2nd Avenue. But what if there was a new shelf life put into place? One that prolonged the maintenance work even more… how about, 1,000 years more?

“It doesn’t end until April 3013?” One passerby reads.

You’ve got that right! At least, according to one sign that sits on East 69th street that states “East 69th street will be closed between 2nd and 3rd Ave until 3013.


We talked with the MTA and are told it was not put up by them. According to nearby construction workers it was posted by a contractor across the street, and has been ignored since.

Either way, construction won’t be ending any time soon.