Washington Heights

Subway Platform Gets a Makeover

It’s rare that scaffolding, steel girders, and caution tape are a welcome sight, but on the 168th Street 1 train platform, they are evidence that a long-overdue renovation is really happening. With some helpful prodding—and contributions toward the cost—by Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the MTA has begun making structural and cosmetic repairs to the grand archway over the 1 tracks.