Hilarious book covers on the L train – Unpresidented Edition

bookcoversComedian Scott Rogowsky is back with his latest edition of [Read more…]

Brooklyn’s youngest shrink offers advice at the Bedford Ave L train platform

Photo via Helayne Seidman/NY Post

Photo via Helayne Seidman/NY Post

On Sundays from 12-2pm, 11-year-old Ciro Ortiz can be found offering “emotional advice” for a $2 charge on the Bedford Ave L train platform. The [Read more…]

Post your election anxieties at the 14th Street stop on the L

Because we KNOW you need to vent:

Hundreds left pastel-colored Post-it notes on the wall of a New York City subway stop on Wednesday, hours after Donald Trump was elected president.

Artist Levee started the project, known as “Subway Therapy,” years before Tuesday’s election, and has held sessions all over town. While he’s not a licensed therapist, Levee’s goal is to make people smile, laugh and feel less stressed. [Read more…]

L train service went down this morning after a train filled with smoke

Photo via @hectah on Twitter

Photo via @hectah on Twitter

The L train went down just in time for the morning rush cutting off service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Riders are reporting a train filled with smoke near the 1st avenue stop, but smoke can also be seen all the way to [Read more…]

The L train shutdown could reduce Williamsburg rents by hundreds of dollars

ltrainNate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight has a new study based on thousands of rental prices that determined people are willing to to pay about $56 per one minute of a better work commute time. It includes a section specifically about the forthcoming L train shutdown:

Our findings suggest that residents of Williamsburg and other Brooklyn neighborhoods on the L train could soon be paying less in rent. That’s because the MTA plans to close the L train for repairs starting in 2019, adding about eight minutes to commutes from the Bedford Ave. station and about four minutes from other stations along the L. The shutdown should shave about $200 to $450 off the rent of the typical Williamsburg one-bedroom — until the repair work is done, anyway.

Check out the rest of the study here.

Sunset Park-to-Queens streetcar plans deliver excitement and concerns


At a meeting on Wednesday addressing the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (aka the de Blasio Streetcar) Councilman Antonio Reynoso proposed Bedford Ave be closed to traffic to encourage more visitors to the area. (Not that we need any more.)

The bustling thoroughfare Bedford Avenue could be turned into a pedestrian plaza and a right-of-way for the proposed streetcar, a city councilman suggested at a Wednesday night. [Read more…]

Hilarious fake book covers on the L train: Part 2

kazComedian Scott Rogowsky is back with more fake book covers to shock and [Read more…]

At least there’s one bright side to the impending L train shutdown…

credit: gtrain.nyc

credit: gtrain.nyc

The MTA is finally going to improve service on the G. Given the inevitable surge in ridership it will face when the L gets shut down, we’re going to need the improvements:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority honchos will finally give the G train the attention straphangers have been demanding for years when they stop L train service to Manhattan for repairs in 2019. The agency will shower the green-eyed bullet with longer trains that come more frequently and free above-ground transfers during the upheaval, officials announced last week, and transit activists are riding high on the news.
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