C trains won’t be running to or from Manhattan between 11:30 p.m. this Friday, April 4 and 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 7. During these same hours A trains will be running to and from Manhattan at High Street and Jay Street-MetroTech, but there will be no A service between Jay Street and Utica Avenue. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service between these stations. This will make travel between the Heights and JFK by public transit slow and difficult this weekend. If you don’t want to use the shuttle buses, you could take the A, 2, 3, or 4 to 14th Street and change there to a Brooklyn bound L. Take the L to Broadway JUnction and change there for an A train to the AirTrain connection at Howard Beach. Apart from that, there are no planned service changes directly affecting local stations this weekend.
The following week, Monday April 7 to Friday April 11, there are some late night complications. From 11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night Monday to Friday, Brooklyn bound F trains will be diverted to the A line between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech, so there will be no service from Manhattan to York Street in DUMBO. Use High Street as an option, or take an A, C, or F to Jay and change to a Manhattan bound F there back to York. To get to Brooklyn from Lower East Side stops on the F (East Broadway, Delancey, Second Avenue, and Broadway-Lafayette) take an uptown F to West 4th and change to a Brooklyn bound A, C, or F there (from Broadway-Lafayette you have the option of taking a downtown 6 local to Brooklyn Bridge and taking a 4 train from there to Borough Hall). During those same late night hours, 4 trains will be running in two sections, with the change at Brooklyn Bridge. So, if you’re taking a downtown 4 or 6 train from above Brooklyn Bridge, you’ll have to get off there and change to a Brooklyn bound train, which will be on the uptown platform.