A new subway station that could be complete by 2019 has been announced.
The announcement by the New York Department of Transportation comes a day after New Yorkers celebrated the city’s centennial on Monday with a day of celebrations.
The new station is being built on the site of the old Madison Square Garden station, a former sports arena and retail center.
It will be the largest station in the city.
“We are honored to announce that we have received the green light to begin construction on the Madison Square Gardens Station at the site where the Madison Theatre once stood,” said the MTA.
The station will be home to more than 400,000 square feet of space, including a retail, a cafe, and offices for the MTA, the Department of Education, and the NYPD.