Nolan Brings in $4.5 Million for Myrtle-Wyckoff Transit Hub Project

May 7, 2007

Queens – Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D- Ridgewood, Queens) attended the ribbon ceremony April 19th for the newly renovated Myrtle-Wyckoff Transit Hub in Ridgewood, Queens.

Renovations included a station complex as part of an MTA capital project and an intermodal facility. Assemblywoman Nolan secured $4.5 million while U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez secured $500,000 for the intermodal facility. “I served as the Assembly representative for the MTA capital program review, advocating long and hard for money for this project and I am pleased to see it completed,” said Assemblywoman Nolan.

Renovations to the building which was built in 1927 include an atrium with huge, clear windows allowing natural light to filter down to the lower levels, and louvers above to provide natural ventilation and climate control. The old stair well will be replaced by a wider center stairwell offering a gradual incline so that elderly people may easily enter and leave. The overall effect will be an open, comfortable environment with views of the entire facility from any vantage point.

“We are thrilled to have this newly modernized transit hub which will give the people of our community easier access to school, work and Manhattan. The facility compliments the economic development zone and will have positive long term effects,” said Assemblywoman Nolan.