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Astoria Blvd N/W subway line closure

Astoria Blvd station will close for nine months beginning on March 17 at 10pm.

While the official closure starts on March 17, the entire Astoria line, including Astoria Blvd, will be closed for station work that weekend beginning on March 16 at 3:45am, as previously emailed.

As outlined The MTA’s dedicated Astoria Line website, this closure is needed for significant work on the station including:

  • Building four new elevators, making Astoria Blvd fully ADA-compliant
  • Completely demolishing and rebuilding the station mezzanine and walkways, increasing vertical clearance to prevent vehicles from hitting the station
  • Installing new platform edges, boarding zones, railings, lighting, and other features designed to ensure that the station is accessible to everyone.

For further information on the upcoming renovations, please see  OANA’s news posting from the meeting with the MTA on January 30th.

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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