Those hard-working folks who maintain the subway right-of-way must be getting ready to enjoy a weekend at the beach, as there are no planned disruptions directly affecting service at any stations in or near Brooklyn Heights this coming weekend. Travelers into Manhattan should know that the uptown R and (late night) N trains won’t be stopping at Prince, 8th, 23rd, or 28th streets. To get to these, either ride to the nearest uptown express station (14th for Prince or 8th; 34th for 23rd or 28th) and catch a Brooklyn bound train back to the skipped stop, or take a 4 train from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and change to an uptown 6 local that will take you to a nearby station.
The following week’s (Tuesday through Friday) late night (midnight to 5:00 a.m.) diversions will be pretty much the same as this week’s. During these times 3 trains won’t be running at all, in either direction. Manhattan bound 2 and 4 trains will be skipping the Eastern Parkway, Grand Army Plaza, and Bergen Street stops, and uptown 2 trains will also be skipping the 79th and 86th street stops in Manhattan. Manhattan bound N trains–which normally replace the R during the wee hours–won’t be stopping at Court Street or Jay Street, as they’re being diverted over the Manhattan Bridge. However, Manhattan bound Q trains will be stopping at Jay and Court, and you can change from the Q to the N at Canal Street.At the same time, Brooklyn bound N trains will be skipping 28th, 23rd, 8th, and Prince Streets. The one change is that Manhattan bound, not Brooklyn bound, A trains will be taking the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and west 4th Street, so there will be no Manhattan bound service at High Street in the wee hours (the C doesn’t run then).