We cannot tell a lie: there will be some changes affecting service at local subway stations this Presidents’ Day weekend. From 11:30 p.m. Friday, February 14 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18 there will be no C train service in either direction at High Street or at Jay Street-MetroTech. A trains will be serving both these stations, but the A will not run in either direction between Jay Street and Utica Avenue. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service between these stations. If you’re taking the “train to the plane,” allow yourself extra time. Also, from 3:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15 to 10:00 p.m. Monday, February 17 there will be no 4 trains running in either direction, but 5 trains, which normally don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends, will serve all of the 4 train stops in Brooklyn during this time. If you’re in Manhattan wanting to come back to Brooklyn and see a 5 train, you can board it knowing it will bring you to Borough Hall instead of stranding you at Bowling Green.
Late at night the following week, 11:30 p.m to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18 to Friday February 21, A trains won’t be running between Jay Street and Utica Avenue. Again, shuttle buses will provide alternate service. There will be no 3 train service in either direction between 11:45 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday to Friday, but 2 trains will be running normally, so there will be service in both directions at Clark Street and on the 2/3 platform at Borough Hall.
Image of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington: en.wikipedia.org.