If you ever had to walk all the way west from the A/C stop on West 34th street,
this idea has surely crossed your mind: "Why isn't there a closer subway stop for people living
and working on the West Side?".
Well, soon there will be. The boards of the MTA and City Hall jointly [approved an agreement] under which the 7 train will extend all the way to 34th St. and 11th Ave. Unfortunately, the extension will take six years to complete, so until 2012 we're just going have to walk from 34th and 8th. Earlier, more ambitious plans calling for a 2-stop extension were scrapped.