You might know Rafael Espinal as the City Council Member from Brooklyn who repealed the “no dancing” Cabaret Law and established the Office of Nightlife. Maybe you’ve heard about his work to reduce the plastic pollution in our oceans and parks by banning plastic straws. Or maybe you’ve met him around Brooklyn, where he can […]
If the MTA follows through on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to avert the long-dreaded L train shutdown, renters who signed leases in the affected area over the last year will be the biggest winners.
We’re all pretty excited that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, but that doesn’t mean Cuomo’s plan will be completely painless. Streetsblog has obtained an early draft of planned service changes. Keep in mind that this is a draft and MTA officials, in fact, were not happy that the blog published the memo. Still, […]
Clearly, the MTA, DOT and Cuomo are just trying to drive us insane. What’s more, there’s no meeting planned until the end of the month: Cuomo is calling on the MTA board to hold an emergency public meeting to hear the proposal and decide whether to pursue the plan, which would reduce a 15-month full […]
With yesterday’s announcement that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, most of us affected have gone from feeling shock, to joy, to confusion.
Commuters and business owners are the biggest winners, but let’s not forget about our lucky neighbors who received rent reductions
We need one of those red sirens the Drudge Report uses. In a press conference today, Cuomo announced that he will be halting the L Train shutdown in favor of a piecemeal approach to the repairs that will keep the line running. We’re not sure why it took him so long to assess the MTA’s […]
Two Brooklynites, Hunter and Gil, have created a board game called Escape from HelL to bring a little levity to our pain. There’s a Kickstarter for the project and if you pledge $26 you can get your own game: This board game lets players experience the hell of trying to get to Manhattan from Williamsburg […]
Governor Cuomo, that shady huckster who caucuses with Republicans and terminates corruption investigations when they get too close for comfort, decided to shut down the L train last night so he could take a little tour. Sure, he’s done nothing to improve service since he’s been in office, opting instead to pass the blame to […]
You of course know that Tuesday is election day, so PLEASE go out and vote. If you’ve been paying attention you know there are lots of items on the ballot this time around, including three propositions. New York Working Families Party recommends voting YES, YES, YES on the measures and we agree. You can see […]
The L Train Coalition has shared the date, which was communicated to them by a staff member of Councilmember Stephen Levin. Are you ready for the L-Apocalypse?! It’s coming in 179 days! The shutdown date will be Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Friday April 26th, 2019 will be the last day of service. Gothamist reports that the […]