MTA confirms the Smith–9th St subway station will open in April

Fingers crossed!

Smith–9th St

Smith–9th St Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Potentially good news for Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens residents: The MTA confirmed to Park Slope Patch that the Smith–9th St subway station—a stop on the F and G lines—will reopen in April. The station has been closed for renovations since June 2011, so—assuming it does open on this new timetable—its return will be welcome. (But considering how often this particular project has been delayed, we'll believe it when we see it.)

Here's a cool fact about the Smith–9th St station: It's the tallest subway station in the world, at 87.5 feet high, and has remained so since opening in 1933. When it reopens, you'll be able to see landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center from its platform. (You can also see the murky, stinky Gowanus Canal, which flows beneath the overpass.)