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What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

Goodbye forever, L train. (Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr) Oh, I'm sorry, were you hoping to take advantage of a running L train in these last few moments/months before service to Manhattan is completely shut down in April? One...

Fancy E-Ferry Service Promises 'Seamless' Service During L Train Shutdown

Fancy E-Ferry Service Promises 'Seamless' Service During L Train Shutdown

"The next era of conscious commuting" (screenshot) There are just 177 days until April 2019, when L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan will cease for more than a year. Perhaps you have considered enrolling in...

MTA: Don't Be Alarmed By Falling Chunks Of Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Station

MTA: Don't Be Alarmed By Falling Chunks Of Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Station

The sky is *not* falling in Williamsburg. The MTA says this is supposed to happen. (via tipster) As the marrow-level dread of the fast-approaching L train shutdown begins to set in, the MTA is hustling to...

'Absolute Nightmare' On L Train Due To Busted Doors

'Absolute Nightmare' On L Train Due To Busted Doors

The L train is growing older, crankier, corroded-ier, and as it hurtles toward the dark abyss, it's not going gentle into that good night. No, our beloved but frail L train, like a plucky Great Aunt who's...

New Lawsuit Aims To Kill Bike Lanes & Bus Priority In L Train Shutdown Plan

New Lawsuit Aims To Kill Bike Lanes & Bus Priority In L Train Shutdown Plan

(courtesy of Billy Devine) The dreaded L train shutdown is now just six months away, but some Manhattan residents are still clinging to the notion that they can somehow dodge the worst effects of the historic...

Enjoy A Taste Of The L Train Shutdown Every Weekend In October

Enjoy A Taste Of The L Train Shutdown Every Weekend In October

(Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr) With September coming to a close, now seems like a good time to remind you of the cheeky trick the MTA has reserved for the spookiest month of all: L train service will be...

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

(Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) Months after hosting contentious meetings in the West Village and Williamsburg on the looming L train shutdown, the MTA and Department of Transportation finally got around to facing the residents of Canarsie on Wednesday...

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

(Chris Polinsky / Flickr) Thanks to the looming L train shutdown, Williamsburg rents have slipped from Three Kidney Broker Fees to Just Cut Off A Few Fingers You Don't Want. According to a StreetEasy report, 48...

MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

It's 82 degrees and Tuesday, and right on cue, the MTA is here to turn your morning commute into a intestinal squeeze through damp bodies and claustrophobic platforms and rotting infrastructure. This morning's chaos comes courtesy of...

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) The dreaded L train shutdown is coming sooner than anyone imagined. On Saturday, the MTA quietly announced that...

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can I Avoid Getting Crushed In A Stampede?

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can I Avoid Getting Crushed In A Stampede?

Bedford Avenue, 2018. (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents...

L Train Gun Scare Causes Stampede At Bedford Ave Stopvideo

L Train Gun Scare Causes Stampede At Bedford Ave Stop

Photo from earlier this year. (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Update: new video below. On Saturday afternoon, some L train riders reportedly heard that there was a "gun" or "bomb" on their train, which led to panic...

Luxury Shuttle Bus Service Calling Itself 'The New L' Aims To Cash In On L Train Shutdown Hell

Luxury Shuttle Bus Service Calling Itself 'The New L' Aims To Cash In On L Train Shutdown Hell

Are YOU concerned about the fast-approaching L train shutdown, the overnight displacement of hundreds of thousands of daily commuters, the likelihood of system-wide spillover effects and the potential for paralytic, bus-stiflling congestion caused by the attendant...

Dude...

Dude...

(Tipster) What do we owe each other? It's the question at the heart of every subway etiquette post Gothamist covers in our never-ending quest to make this city a little less jerky. Well, that and: what...

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

(via flickr user Klingon65) After months of uncertainty, the city has agreed to ban most cars from 14th Street from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to make way for a bus-only corridor...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

A view of the Williamsburg Bridge from the dog run in the new Domino Park in Williamsburg's Southside. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone...

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Patrick Houston, an organizer with NY Communities For Change, connecting the need for climate change action with the coming shutdown (Gothamist) With less than 300 days until the dreaded L train shutdown, dozens of economic justice...

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Last night's town hall at Progress High School in Williamsburg (Gothamist) Fresh off last week's rollicking display of NIMBY indulgence, the second and final stop on the MTA's L-pocalypse Listening Tour came to Brooklyn last night,...

MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) Future victims of the L train shutdown can deliver their questions, grievances and helpless cries directly to transit...

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Hour three of last night's L train shutdown town hall. (Gothamist) With the L-pocalypse now just eleven months away, the MTA and the Department of Transportation are inviting the public to voice their concerns about the...

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

You'll miss this someday. (courtesy of Billy Devine) With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as...

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

via Flickr user Stephen Rees The MTA's experiment with foldable seats, introduced as a result of overcrowding which was itself a result of years of underinvestment in mass transit even as the city's population swelled, is...

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

The floor-to-ceiling barriers on the AirTrain. (Courtesy lily_bart's flickr) [UPDATE BELOW] The MTA will test out a new floor-to-ceiling barrier at the 3rd Avenue L train platform, much like the sliding doors on the JFK AirTrain,...

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

Months after riders reported seeing (and riding) a subway car with blood splattered on the floor, a straphanger came across an L train car with the same issues. Reader Susan Key sent us the above video of...

Police: Woman Punched, Choked G Train Rider Who Bumped Into Her

Police: Woman Punched, Choked G Train Rider Who Bumped Into Her

Scott Lynch / Flickr DCPI Police are searching for a woman believed to have brutally attacked another woman after the two bumped into each other while departing a G train last Friday. The perpetrator allegedly threatened...

L Train Robbers Beat Woman Trying To Get Her Wallet Back

L Train Robbers Beat Woman Trying To Get Her Wallet Back

Photograph by Stephen Rees / Flickr Police are investigating a violent robbery along the L line where a woman was beaten after she tried to get her wallet back from three young women.. The incident took...

Rapper Princess Nokia Says She Was The One Who Souped Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist

Rapper Princess Nokia Says She Was The One Who Souped Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist

Princess Nokia performing in Los Angeles over the summer. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) Princess Nokia is exiling racists from her kingdom, one hot cup of soup at a time. On Wednesday, the Bronx-based rapper outed herself as...

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

How many of these people could fit on a bench-free train? (Billy Devine) The MTA is planning to retrofit one L train with fold-away benches that lock into place during rush hour for a more complete...

NYPD: Man Harassed, Followed 11-Year-Old At Bushwick L Stationvideo

NYPD: Man Harassed, Followed 11-Year-Old At Bushwick L Station

The NYPD is looking for a man they say harassed and followed an 11-year-old boy at a Bushwick L/M train station on Tuesday morning. Police say that the young victim was at the Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue subway station...

The L Train Is Just So Special This Morning

The L Train Is Just So Special This Morning

People were crowding on to the platform as far back as the Myrtle-Wyckoff station. (Photo by Ali Philippides) Good morning! How is/was your commute? Probably somewhat better than people who rely on the L line, which...

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