Filling Gaps at South Ferry

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The old South Ferry station was known for its short, curvy platform and the gap fillers that kept passengers from falling into the tracks.

In 2009, the old station was decommissioned and replaced by the new South Ferry station directly adjacent. Unfortunately, in 2012, Superstorm Sandy “decommissioned” that new station.

Tomorrow, the old station comes back to life to fill the gap in service until the new one can be fixed. It was strange visiting the station today to shoot this video. It’s a real throwback, and I suggest those who have never seen it go visit. (Bring earplugs if you plan to hang out. The screeching is extremely loud.)

Despite its flaws, the station complex itself sure looks much better than when I shot there in October. Progress, definitely.