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Please call, write, fax or email the government officials listed below to express your concern about MTA's proposal. (MTA reports directly to the Govenor of New York, but please cc the others, who are influential in policy and budget decisions.) Tell them that our votes depend on their efforts to preserve quality of life and not misuse taxpayer dollars. 

Spread the word and ask everyone you know to do the same. It is not necessary to live or work in Murray Hill--anyone who cares about the jeopardy to a historic neighborhood can lend support. 

Use one of our sample letters for residents or businesses, or write your own, raising the following important issues:

  • possible vulnerability of a ventilation exhaust system in the event of a terrorist attack on Grand Central Station

  • impact on traffic, including emergency vehicles, if only one northbound lane of Park Avenue remains open

  • expected completion of project (in June, MTA estimated 4-5 years; the current estimate is up to 7 years, but MTA has a bad track record for completing work on time or on budget).

  • environmental impact (neighbors near the East Side Access project sustained respiratory illnesses)

  • seismic damage to historic or landmarked buildings from blasting and excavation

  • estimated nearly $100 million budget (MTA's track record in managing budgets has led to numerous subway fare increases)

Governor Andrew Cuomo

c/o Manhattan Regional Representative:

Matthew Rubin,


New York State Office Building, Albany, NY 12224


fax: 518-474-3767

President Andy Byford

MTA New York City Transit

2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004


@NYCTSubway #AskNYCT

State Senator Liz Krueger

District Office:

1850 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128


fax: 212-490-2151

Albany Office:

LOB 808, Albany, NY 12247


fax: 518-426-6874

NYC Council Member Keith Powers

District Office:

211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017


fax: 212-818-0706

Legislative Office:

250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007


fax: 212-442-1457

NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried
District Office:

242 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001


fax: 212-243-2035
Albany Office:

LOB 822, Albany, NY 12248


fax: 518-455-5939

NYS Assembly Member Dan Quart

District Office:

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

fax: 212-605-9948

Albany Office:

LOB 741, Albany, NY 12248

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

District Office:

1651 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10128-3679


fax: 212-860-0704

Washington Office:

2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-0001


fax: 202-222-4709

Mayor Bill de Blasio


City Hall, New York, NY 10007


fax: 212-788-9711


Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer


1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007

212 669-8300

fax: 212 669-4305

Community Board 6 Chairman Richard Eggers
866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

fax: 212-319-3772

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