New Yorkers have been waiting for the Second Avenue Subway since they were New Amsterdamers, but now the MTA has provided some concrete evidence of progress in the form of a Facebook photo album. The shots, which we swiped for the gallery above, show work on what will eventually be the 96th Street station. Above are the launch box and starter tunnel for the tunnel-boring machine. Huh? Blog Second Avenue Sagas explains that the tunnel-boring machine goes into the launch box sometime within the next few weeks, and the machine will start drilling the tunnel south to 63rd Street. Holding your breath not recommended.