The subway situation this weekend is a bit like the Facebook “relationship” option: “It’s complicated.” The good news is that there’s no planned diversion directly affecting service at any station in or near Brooklyn Heights in either direction, except that the A and F continue their do-si-do, with the Manhattan bound F being diverted to the A/C line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street.
This means no Manhattan bound service at York Street in DUMBO, but more than usual at High Street. To reach LES stops on the F (East Broadway, Delancey, Second Avenue, and Broadway-Lafayette) take an A, C, or F to West 4th, and change there for a Brooklyn bound F back to the skipped station. There will also be increased service in both directions at the Court Street station, as N trains, which normally only stop there from midnight to 5:00 a.m., will be stopping there at all hours, along with the R. So, if you’re coming back from Manhattan, planning to take the R, and an N stops in front of you, go ahead and get on. It will take you to Court Street instead of over the Manhattan Bridge and depositing you at DeKalb Avenue.
If you’re traveling into Manhattan on the C train this weekend you should know that the uptown C won’t be stopping at Spring, 23rd, or 50th streets. To reach these stations, change to the E at Canal, 14th, or 42nd. If you’re going deep into Brooklyn, from 6:00 a.m. Saturday until 10:00 p.m. Sunday there won’t be any 3 train service past Franklin Avenue. Shuttle buses and the 4 train provide options. Also, from 4:00 a.m. Saturday until 9:00 a.m. Sunday, the 4 train won’t be running between Utica and New Lots avenues. Shuttle buses provide relief.
The following week, the 3 train once again won’t be running in either direction from 12:30 to 5:00 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, though the 2 train will be running on the same line. The A/F do-si-do continues, with the Manhattan bound A taking the F line from Jay Street to West 4th from 12:01 to 5:00 a.m. on the same mornings. To get to stops in lower Manhattan, take the 2 from Clark Street or Borough Hall, or the N (which replaces the R late at night) from Court Street. For stops on the A at West 4th or above, walk down the hill to York Street in DUMBO and catch the Manhattan bound A there. If you’re coming back from Manhattan between 12:01 and 5:00 a.m. those same mornings, you should know that Brooklyn bound N trains won’t be stopping at 28th, 23rd, 8th, or Prince streets. You can catch an uptown N at these stations and change to a Brooklyn bound train at 34th or 14th.