Bloomberg to take ‘first ride’ on 7 train extension
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will take a celebratory ride Friday on the 7 train subway extension, a project he championed.
Bloomberg pushed for the city to fund the more than $2 billion project, which extends the 7 line from Times Square to 34th Street and 11th Avenue.
The ceremonial ride will take place at noon, with Bloomberg joining other officials on a special five-car train.
The project was part of Bloomberg’s efforts to develop Manhattan’s West Side.
“They’ll run a train, if I have to push it myself,” Bloomberg reportedly said about the extension in February.
The extension is scheduled to be completed next summer.
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