2nd Avenue Station

LES Subway Entrances Gain Flashy New Ad Displays

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:09 am

In a not-so-surprising move, the MTA unveiled new high-definition screens atop subway entrances along East Houston Street. Dispensing with the analog look at the 2nd Avenue and Broadway-Lafayette stations. That short reprieve from any advertising – roughly a one-month honeymoon – is officially over. As of yesterday afternoon, the flashy displays, manufactured by SoHo’s Videri, […]

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Could the Empty Newsstand at 2nd Avenue F Station Become Vending Machine?

Posted March 28, 2019 at 5:03 am

The newsstand nestled on the mezzanine level of the 2nd Avenue F station is dark. Shutters are drawn, as the last operator apparently went out of business months ago. Now, the MTA seeks another newsstand vendor to helm the spot, situated on the Allen Street entrance of the subway stop. A torn poster advertises “retail […]

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Google Maps Thinks the E Train Stops at 2nd Avenue Station

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Someone tell the cartography wizards at Google Maps that the E train does not stop on the Lower East Side. The map shows that the 2nd Avenue Subway station services both the E and F, when in reality it’s just the latter.  Such inconsistencies are common, of course. All the map applications have made egregious […]

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‘Guardian Angels’ Chip in to Help Find ‘Subway Shover’ Suspect

Posted August 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

It was a fear of many a straphanger that came true on Tuesday night at the Second Avenue subway station. Forty-nine-year-old Kamala Shrestha was standing on the northbound F train platform after a day’s work at Think Pink Nails salon, when an unidentified man approached from behind and shoved her onto the tracks. Were it […]

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Woman Shoved onto Subway Tracks at 2nd Avenue F Station Last Night

Posted August 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

Police are currently chasing a suspect for pushing a female straphanger onto the tracks at the 2nd Avenue F subway station last night. According to published reports, the 49-year-old woman was shoved onto the tracks from the northbound platform. Luckily no oncoming trains approached the station at the time of the incident. Good Samaritans nearby […]

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This Subway Sticker Campaign Wants You to Recognize Rikers Island

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s one of the few geographic elements on the subway map without designation. But a trio of design students wants to make sure you know where Rikers Island is. Despite the recent movement (and momentum) – backed by Governor Cuomo – to have the prison closed due to its purported horrible conditions. With the red […]

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2nd Avenue F Station is One of the Top 5 Worst in the Entire Subway System

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side has some shitty subway stations. Yep, Captain Obvious over here. Now officially confirmed. Last Friday, State Senator Squadron, Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and various community leaders published the results of their “Subway Stations Study.” It’s not so pretty. The consortium surveyed exteriors and interiors systemwide for seven specific […]

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Report: Subway Jumper Dies at 2nd Avenue Station Last Night

Last modified March 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

A reader writes in to say that a man allegedly jumped in front of a Brooklyn-bound train at the 2nd Avenue subway station. He reportedly died at the scene. Here is the dispatch. Last night a man was killed by a Brooklyn bound F train. It was an apparent suicide. Riders waiting on the platform […]

Payphones Removed from 2nd Avenue Subway Entrance

Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

Of all the deteriorating local payphones out there, the twosome at the entrance to the 2nd Avenue subway stop ranked as a personal favorite. Vandals seemed to agree, as the decades-old add-on became little more than a haven for graffiti, tags, and stickers. Within the last couple years, though, the phones were rendered completely inoperable, […]

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Pedestrian Struck by F Train at 2nd Avenue Station

Posted April 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

We’re getting word that a pedestrian was just struck by an F train at the Second Avenue station. Various scanners are reporting that the victim was pinned beneath a subway car at the First Avenue entrance, and is “likely to die.” FDNY is reportedly on scene. As always, drop us a line if you have […]