State Senate to Hold Subway Hearing

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The State Senate will hold a hearing on Second Avenue Subway construction Nov. 30.

Bill Perkins, a Harlem state senator and chair of the committee with jurisdiction over the MTA, wants a forum for affected business owners and residents to voice their concerns about the construction.

“We don’t want to turn a blind eye to one of the most significant developments taking place in Manhattan,” Perkins said. “We just want due diligence in keeping it on track.”

State Sen. Liz Krueger said the “fact-finding” hearing will help prevent future problems as construction continues in the rest of the East Side.

“There are all kinds of things we’re going to be learning from the process in the northern end that hopefully we can come up with mitigation and solutions before we get further south,” Krueger said.

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