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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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G Subway Train Returns With Limited Service

The MTA reported Wednesday morning that G train service has returned, albeit with “with extended waits between trains due to ongoing signal repairs,” according to Curbed. The train will have eight cars, up from its usual four, so it’s actually the size of a regular train. It’s running between Court Square and Church Avenue. The […]

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Councilman Steve Levin Demands Restoration Of G/L Subway Lines

City Council Member Steve Levin, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, is fuming that MTA has not yet restored G and L subway service following Hurricane Sandy. He tells The New York Observer, “Commuters along the G-train deserve the same service and respect that other lines get. And the same goes for the L-train.” MTA has […]

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Post-Sandy Gas Shortage: Brooklyn Heights Angle

The U.K. Guardian… (Photo: Tom van den Bout/Facebook) “At noon Friday the line for gas at the Shell station [on Atlantic Avenue] in Brooklyn Heights weaved around three blocks and stretched back for half a mile. ‘I’ve been here two and a half hours,’ said Brian Temporosa. ‘I’ve been empty for probably two days now. […]

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BK Bus Service To Manhattan… Thursday’s Messy Mayhem

The MTA and New York City Department of Transportation have established three routes for bus bridge service and bus priority lanes from three Brooklyn locations to Midtown Manhattan. Starting at 6 a.m., and operating 24 hours a day until further notice, shuttle buses will travel to and from subway stations at Atlantic Avenue, Jay Street […]

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MTA’s Hurricane Sandy Subway Recovery Map

Now this is genius… MTA has released an up to-the-minute map that shows which subway lines will be operating beginning Thursday, November 1. No lines are making stops below 42nd Street, while, as you’ll see, unfortunately, there’s no service yet connecting Brooklyn Heights with Manhattan. Info about transit options connecting buses from Jay Street to […]

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Transit Blog: NYSDOT Shot Self in Foot with BQE Planning Proposal

Transit blog Mobilizing the Region adds a dose of reality to the controversy over the  “Standard Alternative” plan presented by the New York State Department of Transportation at its May 26 BQE EIS stakeholders meeting.   That plan calls for the demolition of many homes and land in Willowtown and North Heights area in Brooklyn […]

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