Jay St./Borough Hall Subway Gets a New Name and a New Transfer

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As part of the $164 million renovation of the Jay St./Borough Hall subway stop in downtown Brooklyn, there's now an underground walkway connecting the A/C/F lines to the R line at Lawrence St./MetroTech for the first time since 1933. Despite the fact that they're only a block apart, riders had to pay an extra toll to switch; 35,000 people are expected to use the walkway daily. Officials are calling the hybrid station Jay St./MetroTech, but we're just going to keep calling it Jay St./Borough Hall because we lived in that neighborhood for three years and never heard anyone say they were "getting out at MetroTech." [NYDN]