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The rest (except for Cortlandt Street on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc, flooding several underwater tunnels and other facilities near New York Harbor, as well as trackage over Jamaica Bay.The immediate damage was fixed within six months but long-term resiliency and rehabilitation projects continue.
Ridership had dropped to 1910s levels, and graffiti and crime were rampant on the subway; in general, the subway was very poorly maintained during that time, and delays and track problems were common.Every week we introduce more quality singles to each other at our events than most people meet all year! Check out our events schedule to see all our upcoming Speed Dating events and Singles Parties!Stations are located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.Still, the NYCTA managed to open six new subway stations in the 1980s, Entering the 21st century, progress continued despite several disasters.The September 11 attacks resulted in service disruptions on lines running through Lower Manhattan, particularly the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line, which ran directly underneath the World Trade Center.Rock or concrete-lined tunnels were used on segments from 33rd to 42nd streets under Park Avenue; 116th to 120th Streets under Broadway; 145th to Dyckman Streets (Fort George) under Broadway and St.
Nicholas Avenue; and 96th Street and Broadway to Central Park North and Lenox Avenue.
Of the system's 25 services, 22 pass through Manhattan, the exceptions being the G train, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle, and the Rockaway Park Shuttle.
Large portions of the subway outside Manhattan are elevated, on embankments, or in open cuts, and a few stretches of track run at ground level.
All of these construction methods are completely grade-separated from road and pedestrian crossings, and most crossings of two subway tracks are grade-separated with flying junctions.
The sole exceptions of at-grade junctions of two lines in regular service are the 142nd Street junction, various official and planning agencies have proposed numerous extensions to the subway system.
The Staten Island Railway is not officially considered part of the subway, as it lacks a rail link with the subway system, so passengers traveling between Staten Island and another borough must take the Staten Island Ferry or an MTA bus; free transfers are allowed to the subway and bus systems.