The Shiny New Bleecker Subway Entrances
Behold, the shiny new Bleecker Street IRT entrances on either side of Houston Street (east of Lafayette). Two weeks after our report, the haphazard veil of plywood boards and barriers was officially lifted yesterday afternoon. Those with heightened olfactory senses will note that new station smell. Bask in it while you can, because the summertime stank is just around the corner.
The green-hued steel structure at the base of the Puck Building is more conspicuous, resembling most other MTA entrances. Across the street, however, it’s another story. The stairwell is hidden beneath the skeletal advertising framework surrounding the Bank of America branch, and has but one glowing green globe.
Downstairs is a whole new subway lobby area with gates and even a security booth.
One baby-step closer to the completion of the new superstation.