Note: This week, we’re filling in for Claude, who is recovering from a brutal altercation over the last two remaining COVID rapid tests at the Henry Street CVS. Better luck next time, Claude!
This is a brief summary of this weekend’s subway service alerts that we think most directly affect the neighborhood. It is by no means a comprehensive guide of the MTA’s subway service alert bulletins. Please visit the official MTA website if you’re interested or don’t believe us.
2,3: Changing it up from last week, the Wakefield-bound 2 and the Harlem-bound 3 (in other words, the trains heading to Manhattan) will be skipping Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza, and the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stops, from 9:45pm Friday, to 5:00am Monday, due to “Structural Improvements”. Also, the 2 will be running every 12 minutes during the day and early evenings.
4: The local evening/overnight Woodlawn-bound 4 will be skipping Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum, each weekend night, similar to the 2 and the 3.
R: The Manhattan/Forest Hills-bound R train will magically become an express Q train from Atlantic Avenue to Canal Street, skipping our local Court Street and Jay Street/Metrotech stops. They are modernizing the signals in Queens, so sure, why not re-route the R in Brooklyn.
G: Not running between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue from early Friday night 9:30pm to Monday morning 5:00am. Why do they malign the G so much? It is a perfectly serviceable subway line, and they should extend its run to Forest Hills again.
F: Skipping Bergen, Carroll, and Smith-9th Streets in both directions. Also, the F is not running in both directions between Church and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenues because of the Great Culver Line Signal Modernization Project of 2021/22.
N: The local Astoria-bound N will also pretend to be a Q train weekend nights.