Jan. 28, 2019 By Christian Murray
The 39th Avenue subway station in Astoria reopened today after nearly seven months of renovation work.
The reopening was announced by the MTA via twitter at about 2 p.m. today and comes just four days after the reopening of the nearby Broadway station.
Straphangers and local organizations, such as the Dutch Kills Civic Association, took to social media to post photos of the revamped station, which had not seen extensive repairs since 1917.
The MTA closed the 39th Avenue and Broadway stations in July with an anticipated opening in February. Both stations reopened ahead of schedule.
The station—now called the 39th Avenue-Dutch Kills Station– features a repaired mezzanine, refurbished stairways, brand new countdown clocks, elaborate murals and customer information screens.
The MTA has now overhauled four Astoria subway stations, with the 30th and 36th Avenue stations closed for nine months before reopening in June 2018.
The next phase for the MTA is completing the Astoria Blvd station. The MTA said in April that it would close the station down for nine months after the completion of the 39th Avenue and Broadway stations.
The work centers on bringing four elevators to the station, which requires the entire mezzanine to be demolished and replaced. Work on the station has been ongoing since June.
It is unclear when the full closure will take place.