Faux Funeral for Subway Lines

BHB Photo Club member JBary writes:

Brooklyn politicians and activists eulogize the death of the M and R train line. Speakers in order are:

Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President
Daniel Squadron, New York State Senator
Michael Burke, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Paul Nelson, Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Chief of Staff

Video after the jump.

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  • my2cents

    Wow. I can only imagine how those bagpipes must have sounded in that tiled echo-chamber.

  • Subwaybob

    Is the R line closing?!?! I thought it was just the M.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    As I understand it, the R will continue to run as always but the M will now terminate, like the J, at Broad Street in lower Manhattan. The local effect on R service is that the entrance to the Court Street Station on Montague at Clinton may be closed at night.

  • bornhere

    Claude is offering version #3 of what I’ve read about the Montague and Clinton R train: version #1 is that only the token booth at Clinton/Montague will be closed; version #2 is that the entire entrance/exit will be closed, requiring use of the Court/Montague access; and now version #3 refers only to nighttime changes. I’ve tried The Google to resolve the confusion, but sometimes even The Internets come up short. Does anyone have a more definitive clarification?

  • T.K. Small

    The other night I attended the MTA hearings that were held at the Brooklyn Marriott. Whether other BHB people also in attendance?