The 72nd Street Station runs underneath 2nd Avenue between 69th Street and
73rd Street. There are three entrances:
NW corner of 72nd at 2nd Avenue
NE corner of 72nd at 2nd Avenue
NE corner of 69th Street and 2nd Avenue
Two buildings were demolished: the NW corner at 72nd Street (Falk
Surgical Supplies) and two buildings on the NW corner of 69th Street (Drink, Da Filppo Restaurant).
The reason for demolishing the 69th Street buildings in not immediately
obvious since no street level entrance is planned for that corner.