Greenpoint is one of 62 neighborhoods in New York City without a single subways station accessible to people with disabilities. In September, the MTA will begin to change that. A new $23 Million, 28-month plan to refurbish the Greenpoint Avenue G station will help make it accessible to people who are mobility-impaired.
The plan calls for 3 new elevators, as well as new turnstiles and handrails. On the mezzanine, the station-agent booth will be reconfigured to accommodate wheelchair users. Above ground, pedestrian ramps will be installed on the sidewalk.
The station itself will remain open throughout the construction, but the MTA expects short-term outages while it installs the elevators.