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NYC subway expansion brings relief and fears

New Second Avenue line will ease congestion and boost local economy but its arrival has prompted concerns that rising rents could force out long-time residents and shops

Mr Psirakis worries that his rent could rise by thousands of dollars.

Riders exiting the new subway after taking part in the New Year's Eve inaugural ride.

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FEW cities in the world are as closely linked to their subways as New York City - the vast network helped shape the city and now carries nearly six million people a day. So when the most ambitious expansion of the subway system in half a century opened on Jan 1, it was a...

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