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This game-changer is a real name-changer.

The Lawrence Street and Jay Street-Borough Hall stations in Downtown are getting new names once the tunnel between them is completed — the R, F, A and C train station will all be bound by the name “Jay Street-MetroTech.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that the tunnel gives straphangers new connections between the trains — and the unified name will emphasize that. Plus, “Jay Street-MetroTech” is just more accurate.

“The Jay Street station is much closer to MetroTech than it is to Borough Hall,” said Deirdre Parker, spokeswoman for the MTA. “So the entire complex, including Lawrence Street, will be called Jay Street-MetroTech when the project is finished.”

Then again, if the MTA plans to be completely accurate with its signage, it has a lot more work to do.

Some signs in the Jay Street station still read “Jay Street-Borough Hall,” while others just read “Jay Street” with green tape stuck over the “MetroTech” portion. Plus, several older signs still read “Metrotech” with a lower-case T, which is apparently wrong (though we use it as a house style due to the quirks of newspaper typography).

The tunnel project has been ongoing since early 2007, and city officials still don’t have an exact timeline on its completion. But it must be getting close — after all, strips of green tape won’t stay up forever.

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Reasonable discourse

ben from downtown says:
bruce ratner wins again. and it doesnt seem like he even paid a penny. what does he have on the mta that they keep forking over these sweetheart deals?
Oct. 14, 2010, 10:24 am
JudahSpechal from BedStuy says:
Slap Ratner on everything to rile about in BK. The "Tech" also goes with MetroTech, CUNY'S NYC Tech College, NYU PolyTech,

Those MTA boobs are blinded by each others hands in teh air as the vote another fare hike to see that Jay St/Boro Hall is classic NY.
What's wrong with:

"Jay St/Borough Hall
MetroTech"
Jay St/MetroTech is plain stupid.
Oct. 14, 2010, 12:57 pm
Jay from Dumbo says:
Really - Jay St/Boro Hall/MetroTech? Why would we want one subway station with three different names? Are you f'in retarded, JudahSpechal?
Oct. 14, 2010, 4:32 pm
JudahSpechal from BedStuy says:
Actual I'm not f'in retarded. I'm just retarded.
And you are from a place call DUMBO!!
Oct. 14, 2010, 5:22 pm
Ha says:
zing!
Oct. 14, 2010, 5:34 pm
Bob Scott from Brooklyn says:
STOOOOOOOOOPID!

But what would you expect from the MTA.

You'd expect STOOOOOOOOOPID.
Oct. 14, 2010, 8:24 pm
Bob Scott from Brooklyn says:
Judah's right, of course.

The station should remain Jay Street/Boro Hall, possibly with a MetroTech subtitle.

BTW, what about adding Fulton Street Mall as well?

(Hey, while they're at it, how about adding Junior's to the DeKalb Avenue station's name?
Oct. 14, 2010, 8:26 pm
Nancy from Sunset Park says:
Lets get it right people! The Station(S) should be called for the A,C & F lines- Jay St- Metro Tech and the R line station should be called Lawrence St- Metro Tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct. 17, 2010, 7:26 am
judahSpechal from Bed-Stuy says:
How about the Verizon Wireless Brooklyn Bridge.
Oct. 17, 2010, 8:01 am
Major Ray from Boston Transplant says:
You Brooklynites are really funny just like I remember you from the old days. You make me want to come back there and get off at my old stop, Jay Street/Borough Hall. Oh wait! That where I was married, divorced, mugged, and sued. Think I'll stay in Boston.
Nov. 24, 2010, 7:44 pm
blah says:
jay street metro tech these nutts
Feb. 22, 2011, 7:32 pm

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