You Can Help Repair The Church Avenue B/Q Subway Station


Church Avenue B/Q Subway Station

Assemblyman Jim Brennan will be holding a public hearing this Thursday in Manhattan to gather feedback from the public on projects that the MTA should address in its 2015-2019 capital program – one of which the Church Avenue BID, CAMBA, Councilman Mathieu Eugene, and other community members are hoping will be a refurbished Church Avenue B/Q subway station at E 18th Street.

Despite efforts spearheaded by area leaders to get the state agency to renovate the station, the BID pointed out in an email to us over the weekend that “our dilapidated stations gets passed over year after year.”

Church Avenue subway MTA hearing

Church Avenue BID Executive Director Lauren Elvers Collins said she will be submitting testimony for Thursday’s hearing, noting that “we are grateful to Assembly Members Brennan and (Rhoda) Jacobs for writing the MTA in February to request that this station be included in the MTA’s upcoming budget.”

“But now, we need your help!” Collins goes on to write.

If you agree that the station is in need of an overhaul, please send your comments by Wednesday, August 6 to Robert Franchini, a legislative analyst with the Assembly’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions. You can reach Franchini by emailing If you have additional questions, Franchini can be reached at (518) 455-4881.

Again, from Collins:

 Please be sure to mention your connection to Church Avenue and if possible, please send me a copy of your testimony so we can use it to help push this project through. With many MTA projects competing for attention, we want to give this station every opportunity to be renovated.

You can contact the Church Avenue BID director by emailing or calling (718) 282-2500, extension 79234.

What do you think? Are renovations needed at the Church Avenue subway station? What would you like to see happen there?

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  1. A bunch of local volunteers with a sufficient amount of paint and DIY experience could do a better and cheaper job over a weekend than the MTA would do over a year.

  2. The station needs a structural overhaul to accommodate the increasing number of people that use this station. Those pillars are too big, the platform is not wide enough and they need to put those yellow non-slick mats on the edges of the platform because when it rains or snows, you really have to watch your step when entering or exiting the train.

    Will the MTA implement these changes? No, but I would like to see it happen.

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