Been some time since we had an update on 20 Pine, the Financial District's Shvotacular condo conversion of yore. Now that the ship has been steadied, the building is adding to its long list of amenities. A memo sent out to residents this week explains the protocol for the building's new private subway access:
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Subway Entrance. The Subway Entrance will be open to all residents starting Monday, April 26, 2010 and will allow residents to access the 2, 3, 4, 5, J and M trains through the Chase Plaza Concourse. The hours of operations are from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Saturday. Please note that there will be a security guard posted at the Subway Entrance during the operating hours. The Subway Entrance will be opening on a trial basis and may be closed in future. To exit via the Subway Entrance, you may take the elevator to Sub-Cellar 1 (SC1). Once on Sub Cellar one there are signs that lead the way to the Concourse. To enter via the Subway Entrance you will find the revolving door in the Chase Plaza Concourse located near Nassau Street. You enter 20 Pine via the revolving door and then take the stairwell one flight down to SC1 and the elevator back up to your floor. Please note that you will need your building amenity card to gain access to the building via the Subway Entrance.One resident tells us using this subway entrance "is the equivalent of taking a 4 mile underground maze instead of walking 2 blocks outside," but this is an impressive symbol of 20 Pine's dramatic turnaround. A year ago there was no money to complete the darn thing, and now the condo board is burning cash on a security guard to sit all day by an entrance that can only be used by people carrying 20 Pine key cards. Our little boy's all grown up! It's also the only building we can think of with a Turkish steam bath and a secret path to the J train. Take that, Setai!
· 20 Pine [Official Site]
· 20 Pine coverage [Curbed]