The work on the South Ferry subway station, which flooded during Hurricane Sandy, could drag on for years before the station can reopen. Fortunately, the MTA has a spare: The old South Ferry station, which closed when the new one opened in 2009, is still intact. According to the New York Times, the agency is thinking about taking it out of retirement while it works on fixing the new one again. If only they had an extra Jamaica Bay viaduct lying around.
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