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 […]
And you thought L Train riders were having all the fun. The G train is about to start sucking even more next month with extended service disruptions planned for December and next March. The Greenpoint Av. G-train station will see a series of service disruptions and closures over the coming months as part of the […]
This one comes as a surprise because the popular Williamsburg restaurant was just given a Michelin star.
Nothing is more terrifying than the thought of the coming L Train apocalypse. Fittingly, there’s a pop-up haunted house and club bringing L Train spookiness to Bushwick: The L Train Shutdown Nightmare + Club Transit is a 40,000 sq. ft haunted house experience and popup club taking place in Brooklyn select dates from October 18th […]
A group of residents from Soho, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side have been particularly vocal about the MTA and DOT’s plans to add bike lanes and buses in their neighborhoods during the L Train shutdown. Their concerns are that the bikes, buses, construction, and street closures will have a negative impact on their property values neighborhoods. They […]