a big dig

The Loch Ness Monster. Bigfoot. Extra-terrestrials at Area 51. These mysteries pale in comparison to New York's most elusive creature: the Second Avenue Subway.

It's been talked about for, oh, about fifty years, ever since Robert Moses tore down the Third Avenue El with no thought to what would replace it.

Gene Russianoff, an amazing guy who puts the lie to every lawyer joke you ever heard, has been working for New York City public transit riders for almost as long. (I totally exaggerate.) But Russianoff, the anti-Moses, once again makes the case for the Second Avenue Subway. As usual, he's got a plan. Also as usual, it makes perfect sense.

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