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Brooklyn Subway Station To Undergo $8.5 Million Makeover

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A 90-year-old Brooklyn subway station is getting a much needed makeover.

Congressman Vito Fossella and Senator Marty Golden announced Friday that the 86th Street station in Bay Ridge will undergo an $8.5 million renovation.

Lawmakers say public and private money will be used to modernize the station, which was built in 1916.

The station underwent some remodeling about four years ago, but the new plan calls for even bigger changes including repairs to the staircases and new tiling for the walls and floors.

Safety treads will also be installed along the platform edge.

The MTA says the preliminary design phase has started, and all the work should be done in about three years.
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