Party like it’s 1977! There will be normal service (barring unexpected “incidents” or “smoke conditions”) on all trains serving all stations in Brooklyn Heights and vicinity this New Year’s weekend. However, if you’re planning to join the madding crowds in Times Square, you should know that all street exits at the Times Square (2, 3, N and R) station will be closed from 10:00 p.m. until the ball drops, and you will be directed to walk that lo-o-o-ng tunnel to the 8th Avenue and 42nd Street A and C station to exit. So, you might as well take the A. During those same hours, the 49th Street station on the N and R will be closed.
During 2012, the MTA will institute a new policy, called “Fast Track,” of doing major maintenance work late on weeknights instead of on weekends. No major work is scheduled for next week, but there will be some beginning Monday through Friday, January 9-13. On those nights, there will be no 4 or 5 service between Grand Central-42nd Street and Atlantic Avenue (and therefore none at Borough Hall) in both directions from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Check back with us next week and we’ll let you know of any other planned service changes.