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River of Tears: L Train Closure News

September, 2018

Williamsburg: State transportation leaders want to pack even more passengers on the dedicated Brooklyn–Manhattan ferries they plan to sail across the East River when the L train’s underwater tunnel shuts down for 15 months next April, according to a Williamsburg pol. Comments (6)

August, 2018

‘L-pocalypse’ now: L train to shutter for 15 weekends ahead of April closure

Williamsburg: Straphangers fretting over the looming closure of the L train’s Brooklyn–Manhattan tube will realize their worst fears sooner than expected because city and state transit bigwigs recently announced they will shutter the underwater tunnel for 15 weekends leading up to the so-called “L-pocolypse” — beginning with this one. Comments (9)

May, 2018

Williamsburg: The city must install barriers stronger than paint to protect all of the cyclists expected to pedal along Grand Street on their way to and from Manhattan during the shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel, cyclists demanded at a Wednesday public meeting about the closure, which is less then a year away. Comments (32)

February, 2018

Williamsburg: A new temporary pontoon bridge is the best way to shuttle the most straphangers across the East River when officials close the L train’s underwater Brooklyn–Manhattan tunnel for 15 months of repairs next April, according to the real-estate executive and former underwear model who floated the idea. Comments (21)
Canarsie: Months after straphangers begged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install an elevator at the Broadway Junction subway station, the Authority announced a plan — to install more stairs. Comment
Williamsburg: Straphangers who board the fleet of ferries dedicated to shuttling them across the East River from Williamsburg when the L train shuts down next year will get a free transfer to buses waiting for them on the other side, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comments (10)

January, 2018

Williamsburg: The city will transform one of the most dangerous streets in North Brooklyn into a major bus-and-bicycle corridor for straphangers looking to cross the East River when the L train’s underwater Brooklyn-to-Manhattan tube closes in April 2019. Comments (7)

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