ENTERTAINMENT
2017 Academy Award nominations: The snubs, surprises and what happened to Scorsese?

New York City MTA

Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

When planning started for the Second Avenue subway, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States and people were driving the Ford Model T. The subway fare was 5 cents.

On Sunday, nearly a century later, one of the most star-crossed infrastructure projects in the United States opened to gasps of disbelief.

“I am actually shocked. I really didn’t think it would open,’’ exclaimed Rebecca Liss, who was waiting in line with her equally skeptical 9-year-old daughter in a crowd that stretched around the block at 86th Street, one of three new stations that opened Sunday.

“Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two,...

56°