It’s almost a week before New York Comic Con commences, and we here at Beat Central are beginning to panic as we contemplate the 4+ days of Nerd Homecoming™. (Yes, that’s my phrase. Prom is in Spring, Homecoming is in Autumn.)
Myself, I’ll start if off with some liquid fortitude, with THREE soirees Wednesday night. Thursday, I plan to ride the sweet surf of adrenaline (no need to eat!)
So I checked the NYCC website, and found the map. I had thought the Great Wall of Geekdom was done once it reached the north end of Hall 3A. This was not to be, as there are two more phases to go before the Javits renovation is finished. So there’s a big wall which separates Hall 3E from 3B, which means more redheaded dust buffaloes.
But while digging through the Javits Center website for more information, I found the picture above of the subway extension. The convention center opened in 1986, but there won’t be a subway stop until 2014, when a station at 34th and Eleventh Avenue connects to Times Square via the 7 line.
Meanwhile, the Second Avenue subway (the “T” train) construction will be finished in 2016 (under construction since 1929), and the Long Island Railroad will connect to Grand Central Terminal via a platform built under GCT.
Until then, you’ll have to take a bus or taxi to get to Javits. But it sure beats an omnibus!
I’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010.
I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
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