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December, 2011

Happy holidays from the MTA!

Weekend Watch: This may be the greatest weekend ever on the rails. Comments (1)

Believe it — smooth sailing on the rails

Weekend Watch: Traveling this weekend? The MTA is offering little agita. Comment

Full steam ahead for subway riders

Weekend Watch: It’s going to be a pretty problem-free weekend — as long as you’re not going to Smith-Ninth Street. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: The main bus out of transportation-starved Red Hook arrives too late or doesn’t stop at all, according to a scathing new report. Comments (3)

All quiet on the subway front

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

November, 2011

The Turkey Day roundup

Weekend Watch: Traveling this weekend? Read this before you throw up your leftovers! Comment
Carroll Gardens: MTA officials made good on their promise to remove the token booth clerk at the Carroll Street station’s President Street entrance, angering locals who fear for their security, but not moving their elected officials to action. Comments (4)

This weekend — it’s trainmageddon!

Weekend Watch: Shuttle buses replace the F train this weekend. Comment
Windsor Terrace: Thousands of F- and G-line commuters in Windsor Terrace will need to find a new way to get home starting on Monday when some service is eliminated to the 15th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations. Comments (3)

You’re F’d again

Weekend Watch: Shuttle buses replace the F train this weekend. Comments (1)

2,3 tango continues

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit won’t be so bad (man, that will be weird!). Comment

October, 2011

The 2, 3 tango

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (2)

Still a G-saster

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

Very very very bad weekend

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

What the L?!

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: The L train could make more runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Comments (3)

September, 2011

Still not perfect

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

It’s always something

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (2)

Another lousy, lousy weekend

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

Worst weekend ever!

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (1)

A Labor Day G-saster!

Weekend Watch: Unless the apocalyptic fury of Mother Nature’s hateful wrath descends upon us again, it’ll be pretty smooth sailing for subway riders during the long weekend (except for the G — but you knew that). Read on for all the news that affects your commute. (Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

August, 2011

UPDATED AGAIN! Entire transit system will close at noon on Saturday

Weekend Watch: Finally, an upside to the hurricane. Comments (5)

It’s a G-saster!

Weekend Watch: Pretty clear sailing — unless you ride the most-important train in the system, the G. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, August 20 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 22 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Weekend looks good

Weekend Watch: Enjoy a weekend of relatively easy commuting. Comment

Normal weekend headaches

Weekend Watch: The MTA will be working on the subway all weekend, but at the usual spots. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, Aug. 6 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 8 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

July, 2011

Weekend looks pretty good

Weekend Watch: Not a lot of changes on the rails this weekend, but a few lines are tricky. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, July 29 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 1 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

It’s an ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s “L” on Earth once again for anyone east of Lorimer Street. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 15 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 18 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Some weekend headaches

Weekend Watch: The 4 train takes a holiday and the N train creates a few headaches this holiday weekend. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 2 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 4 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

June, 2011

Worst weekend ever?

Weekend Watch: It’s a big weekend for train service in the borough. Read on for all the news that affects your plans this weekend. (Saturday, June 25 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 27 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

G whiz, another lousy weekend

Weekend Watch: The G train remains on the fritz this weekend, and Avenue M’s station get bypassed both ways. Read on for all the transit changes that affect your travel plans. (Saturday, June 18 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 20 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Pay the ferryman! New East River service begins

Pay the ferryman! New East River service begins

Williamsburg: New York Waterway launched its much-anticipated ferry fleet on Monday, shuttling Manhattan-bound commuters across the East River for the first time since 2009. Comments (9)

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

Weekend Watch: The G train is even less dependable this weekend. Read on for all the transit changes that affect your travel plans. (Saturday, June 10 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 12 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment
Bushwick: Arts in Bushwick’s open studios festival becomes a ghost town because the MTA picked the wrong weekend to cut L-train service. Comments (4)

The ‘L’ hell continues

Weekend Watch: L train riders will likely have their ironic moustaches in a twist this weekend. Read more about that, all the transit changes that affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, June 4 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 6 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

May, 2011

An ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s a holiday weekend, and that means food, fun, and mass transit hassles. Luckily, things seem calm, so enjoy it while it lasts. Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 28 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, May 31 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Williamsburg: Manhattan-bound commuters will get new express service — albeit on the river rather than under it. Comments (13)

Take the train to the game — and then inside

Construction Update: The Nets and the MTA are trying to work out a deal to get you to — and in — the Barclays Center with a MetroCard. Comments (18)

F-ing nightmare begins again

Weekend Watch: Spring is in the air — but that doesn’t mean things will be turning up roses for F train riders this weekend, as the troubled line won’t be running between Jay Street-Metrotech and 18th Avenue. Comment

Lots of work this weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 14 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 16 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Transit: The station’s name is Court Street — and it should be held in contempt. Comments (9)
Bay Ridge: The Straphangers Campaign says the R train is the dirtiest. Congrats, we guess. Comments (9)

Not a bad weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, May 7 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 9 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

April, 2011

A good weekend

Weekend Watch: Good news! The Manhattan-bound F train resumes station stops at Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Smith-Ninth Street stations, and the Queens-bound G trains will stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 15th Street-Prospect Park stations. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 30 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 2 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Same sad story

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 21 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 25 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Red Hook: The city has derailed a ballyhooed plan to return trolley service to Red Hook, dashing the dreams of the transportation-challenged peninsula. Comments (8)

Getting better all the time

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 16 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 18 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

D stands for depressing

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 9 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 11 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

Trouble on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 2 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 4 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

March, 2011

Same sad story

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, March 26 at 12:01 am to Monday, March 28 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Not a bad weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, March 19 at 12:01 am to Monday, March 21 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

A lot of wacky stuff

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, March 5 at 12:01 am to Monday, March 7 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

February, 2011

It’ll be an L of a bad time

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 28 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

L-train weeknight outage returns!

Williamsburg: Better tune up that bicycle — the L-train shuttle is back this weekend. Comment
Mean Streets: Park Slope commuters are furious that the two bus lines serving Seventh Avenue continue to bunch up — rendering useless the staggered schedule that is supposed to be enhancing local service. Comments (4)
Park Slope: Park Slopers will no longer have to cross Fourth Avenue to get to the F-train station that bears the name of the scary boulevard. Comments (6)

Wild weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 14 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Wild weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 5 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 7 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (1)

January, 2011

F-ing headache continues

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Jan. 29 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 31 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

Another wild weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: The big news, of course, is the F train. But here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Jan. 22 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 24 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (1)

Crazy weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Jan. 15 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 17 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (1)

Snow problem on the rails!

Weekend Watch: There may be “Out of service” signs all over your station this weekend, but all work (except here noted) is canceled due to the threat of snow. So, officially, here is the only service change this weekend (from Saturday, Jan. 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 10 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (4)
Carroll Gardens: Ignore the signs in your station this weekend. The threat of snow has forced the MTA to delay its plans to begin major work this weekend. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Trains will skip three key Brownstone Brooklyn stations starting on Monday, due to necessary trackwork on the elevated Culver Viaduct. Comments (14)

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