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Heads Up, Straphangers: Clark Street Tunnel To Close On Weekends

The MTA has announced that in order to make Sandy-related repairs on the 2/3 line, service to the neighborhood will be suspended on weekends beginning this spring, through 2018. The MTA expects the work to take 56 weekends. “The Clark St project is the next phase in what is the most extensive reconstruction and fortification effort […]

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Improved Brooklyn Bridge Ramps To Brooklyn Heights Near Completion

A series of choke points providing entry and exits to the Brooklyn Bridge are nearing completion, including a ramp that connects Brooklyn-bound lanes to Cadman Plaza West and Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights. The New York Times reports that three ramps are just about finished, also including one connecting the bridge’s exit from the […]

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Work Ensues To Remove Asbestos From Court Street ‘R’ Station Cables

Work began this month within the Court Street R subway station line to remove asbestos from cables along the tracks. It will endure through July 23. That explains why there was no Manhattan-bound service over the weekend—although it doesn’t explain why one of the two elevators in the station was offline. Specifically, “asbestos abatement” in […]

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Nasty! Court Street ‘R’ Subway Station Could Use A Hose Down Post-Sandy

BHB reader Justine Swartz notes that following our post about the most heavily trafficked MTA subway outposts in Brooklyn Heights, the Court Street (R) train station remains blech! yuck! nasty! following Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Overall, the linked Court Street (R) and Borough Hall (2/3 4/5) station ranked #28 among all MTA stops; and although Atlantic […]

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Brooklyn Greenway Aims To Connect 14-Mile Pedestrian & Bike Path Along Waterfront

The Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to construct a greenway along the Brooklyn waterfront that would link the borough all the way from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint—including Brooklyn Heights along Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Wall Street Journal reports that construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Red Hook. The completed […]

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East River Ferry To Keep Chugging Until At Least 2019

The East River Ferry, originally started as a three-year pilot project, will continue servicing the Brooklyn waterfront into Manhattan until at least 2019, city officials say. The city’s Economic Development Corp. is now searching for an operator to run the popular service for five more years, according to DNAIfo.com. More than 1.6 million passengers have […]

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Group Warns That Congestion Is Increasing As Downtown Grows

As Downtown Brooklyn’s population continues to grow, a new report suggests that public transportation in the surrounding neighborhoods—including Brooklyn Heights—is falling behind as congestion mounts. On Tuesday, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Councilwoman Letitia James and three local civic groups released the “Brooklyn gateway transportation vision,” which argues for congestion pricing, residential parking permits, more bike […]

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Yassky Tapskys A Taxi Appsky

Smartphone apps serve every practical purpose these days, from locating an escort service for Cousin Ernie to finding the lowest price on Ducks in Blue Bonnets Collectibles for Aunt Hester. Now, an app exists for finding a taxi within your vicinity. It’s currently operating in San Francisco, with the potential to gear up in NYC. […]

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R Subway Train’s Return Is Still Weeks Away

Subway service on the R train from Brooklyn Heights may not be returning before the end of the year. According to MTA in the New York Daily News, “The line’s Montague Street Tunnel, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, saw more flooding than any of the eight subway tubes inundated by superstorm Sandy.” In addition, “Water […]

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R Subway Train Still Drying Out

An article in Time titled “New York Transit System’s Openness about Sandy Recovery Makes New Yorkers Hate Them Less,” posted November 8, discusses MTA’s clean-up efforts following Hurricane Sandy, including 15 dramatic video clips uploaded in the past week showing their ongoing efforts. Relevant to Brooklyn Heights: “The Montague Street Tunnel, which brings the R […]

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