Sunset Park subway station reopens after 6-month renovation

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Commuters in Sunset Park will get to use a fresh and clean subway station after it received a major makeover.

The 53rd Street station reopened after six months of renovations with new amenities and a completely new look.

Among the changes are countdown clocks that inform commuters of the arrival times of incoming trains, modern street-level canopies, USB charging ports and enhanced LED lighting.

The station is the first of 33 due to get an overhaul, and one of three on the R line to see changes.

Although the upgrades received mostly positives reviews from commuters, some were disappointed in the lack of an elevator.

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