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Re: Broad Street station Ridership: Why has it declined so much?

Posted by AlM on Wed Jun 12 06:14:21 2019, in response to Re: Broad Street station Ridership: Why has it declined so much?, posted by Union Tpke on Wed Jun 12 06:05:24 2019.

Lower income jobs in lower Manhattan have been decreasing since the building of the first WTC. I remember going to the International Map Company on Liberty Street with my father in the mid-1960s. And the J/Z serves areas of lower income housing, which in turn was also suffering.

Many low rise buildings in Lower Manhattan used to house manufacturing and retail jobs. Now they have been replaced by office buildings with higher income workers, or replaced by very expensive residential buildings, whose inhabitants don't take the J/Z anywhere.

The higher income people who work there now are much more likely to be taking the 2/3/4/5 from Penn, GCT, LIRR Brooklyn, Upper East and West Sides, etc.


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