Local officials ask Mayor de Blasio to consider gondola plan

Photo via eastriverskyway.com

Photo via eastriverskyway.com

An idea to build a gondola to help with the impending L train shutdown is gaining some momentum. From [Read more…]

Sick of the L Train? Williamsburg could get its own gondola

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Sounds like a good idea to us, and its cheaper than expanding the subway lines:

A top real estate executive from Brooklyn is proposing a high-speed sky gondola between the Brooklyn waterfront and Manhattan — a back-to-the-future form of mass transit that could ease congestion on ferries, subways and bridges.

The so-called East River Skyway would be comprised of high-speed aerial cable cars, moving New Yorkers to Manhattan in less than four minutes. The cars could accommodate more than 5,000 people per hour in both directions.

“(It) would be a relatively inexpensive and quickly deployable solution,” said Daniel Levy, president of East River Skyway and real estate website CityRealty. “It is essential to adapt New York City’s transportation system to serve residents in these booming areas.” [Read more…]