Monday, May 31, 2010   82º

Updated 04/27/2010 07:19 PM

City Officials Seek Federal Assistance For 7 Subway Extension

By: NY1 News

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Some New York officials will be traveling to Washington, D.C. Wednesday to try and get the federal government to cover the cost of another station for the 7 subway line extension.

Members of the Real Estate Board of New York will meet with Vice President Joe Biden's staff tomorrow to ask the White House to provide $500 million to build a stop at 41st Street and 10th Avenue.

"We've recently re-zoned a whole bunch of the far west side. Really creating potential of a brand new neighborhood, a neighborhood that is going to have residential possibilites and great commercial possibilities and we want to make sure people can easily get there," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

The city is funding the $2 billion project but is only paying for a station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

The 41st Street station was in the original plan, but was eliminated when costs escalated.