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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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Great New York Day! – The Second Avenue Subway opens!

The trains will not be running until New Year’s eve but the Stations are open for viewing. Yesterday the MTA held an open day at the 96th Street station. I missed the dignitaries at the opening but I did get a souvenir tee shirt and a cookie! I was able to walk around at leisure on the mezzanine and track levels and also try out the 94th Street escalators. Click on the pictures for detail:

All come to the party!

All come to the party!

 

The main entrance

The main entrance

 

The crowd was well guarded

The crowd was well guarded

 

Descending the Main entrance escalators for the first time . . . .

Descending the Main entrance escalators for the first time . . . .

 

Looking back up . . . .

Looking back up . . . .

 

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View of the track level from the mezzanine . .

View of the track level from the mezzanine . .

 

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Down to the track level . . .

Down to the track level . . .

 

The track - Nobody kept away from the yellow stripe today!

The track – Nobody kept away from the yellow stripe today!

 

The new subway map . . .

The new subway map . . .

 

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The artists involved . . . . .

The artists involved . . . . .

 

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94th Street exit, sw corner . .

94th Street exit, sw corner . .

 

94th Streer exit, NE corner

94th Street exit, NE corner

 

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We salute them all - but, after six years of devastated streets, uprooted trees and treacherous sidewalks, we are glad thteir task is finished!

We salute them all – but, after six years of devastated streets, uprooted trees and treacherous sidewalks, we are glad their task is finished!

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8 Responses

  1. Seems like just yesterday you and Dave were looking over your balcony supervising the beginning!

    • Amy, you’re right. David would have been in his element directing the final stages–and I would have encouraged him!

  2. Ben, well done!

  3. Finally Ben – looks good. Enjoy your subway travels! 👍

  4. Wow! It is almost done after 6 years of inconvenience, disruption and $6 Billion. And it looks magnificent! Ben, your photos documenting the beautiful outcome are a sight to see. I look forward to taking my first ride in January.

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