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Cruel Monday Morning L Train Gives Brooklyn A Taste Of The Forthcoming L'apocalpyse

Cruel Monday Morning L Train Gives Brooklyn A Taste Of The Forthcoming L'apocalpyse

Minutes after the MTA announced its decision regarding the impending Full L Train Manhattan Shutdown Armageddon-The-Ferry, the MTA gave commuters a sobering, fiery taste of what life will be like for those who rely on the L...

It's Official: No L Train To (Or Through) Manhattan For 18 Months

It's Official: No L Train To (Or Through) Manhattan For 18 Months

Goodbye to all that. (Troy McCullough / Flickr) There will be no L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for a year-and-a-half, starting in January of 2019. The decision comes after months of hand-wringing and public...

L Train Monday Meltdown: Heavy Delays Due To Smoke Reports At First Ave

L Train Monday Meltdown: Heavy Delays Due To Smoke Reports At First Ave

In a humorless Monday morning preview of the impending L-pocalypse, L train service was down between Bedford Avenue and 8th Avenue in both directions this morning. Service resumed shortly before 10:00 a.m., but residual delays are expected....

Here's What It Costs To Rent Along The L Line In Brooklyn These Days

Here's What It Costs To Rent Along The L Line In Brooklyn These Days

(Troy McCullough / Flickr) For those of you who hoped news of the impending L train shutdown would drive out all the rich people so Williamsburg can dedouchefy, there's good news and there's bad news. According...

Floating Inflatable East River Tunnel Proposed For L Train Doomsday Survivorsgallery

Floating Inflatable East River Tunnel Proposed For L Train Doomsday Survivors

It bears repeating that the vast majority of New Yorkers will be relatively unaffected by the forthcoming disruption of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. But for the 225,000 people who take the train between the...

'Transportation Ninjas' Will Reveal L Train Doomsday Alternatives This Sunday

'Transportation Ninjas' Will Reveal L Train Doomsday Alternatives This Sunday

Dan Levy has proposed the East River Skyway in 2014, and is now floating the idea as an alternative to L train service during the forthcoming shutdown. (East River Skyway) Though it's still more than two...

Lawmakers Push For Car-Free 14th Street During L Train Shutdown

Lawmakers Push For Car-Free 14th Street During L Train Shutdown

It's always a party on the L line! (Billy Devine) At a meeting last month on the eventual disruption to L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, State Senator Brad Hoylman floated an idea that earned...

MTA Finally Faces Canarsie Residents Over L Train Tunnel Shutdown

MTA Finally Faces Canarsie Residents Over L Train Tunnel Shutdown

The last stop on the L train in Canarsie. (Pete of Brooklyn / Flickr) MTA officials faced a wearily resigned public during last night's meeting in Canarsie, Brooklyn about the looming L train shutdown. Canarsie is...

Report: 77% Of L Train Riders Want Complete, 18 Month Shutdown

Report: 77% Of L Train Riders Want Complete, 18 Month Shutdown

More than three quarters of commuters who live along the L train route would prefer a complete, 18 month suspension of service while the MTA does necessary repairs to the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube over a three-year...

Watch This L Train Fill With Mysterious Smokevideo

Watch This L Train Fill With Mysterious Smoke

A lot of odd things happen on the subway—brie cheese feasts, for instance, or zoological experiments, or seamless service (the oddest phenomenon of them all). Yesterday, one Redditor's roommate witnessed his share of strange when the L...

L-Train Shutdown Might Turn 14th Street Into A Bus-Only Zone

L-Train Shutdown Might Turn 14th Street Into A Bus-Only Zone

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) Last night, the MTA held its second public meeting regarding the forthcoming L train shutdown that's set to begin in 2019. The meeting followed the same format as last week's—an hour of presentations and...

Manhattanites Will Get Their L Train Shutdown Meeting Thursday Night

Manhattanites Will Get Their L Train Shutdown Meeting Thursday Night

(Billy Devine) Continuing its perfunctory process of holding public meetings ahead of 2019's L train shutdown, the MTA will host a second meeting tomorrow, this time in Manhattan. The meeting will follow the same structure as...

MTA Pushes 18-Month Shutdown Option In First Official L Train Doomsday Meeting

MTA Pushes 18-Month Shutdown Option In First Official L Train Doomsday Meeting

The MTA brought in Sandy-damaged equipment for meeting attendees to peruse last night. (Gothamist / Miranda Katz) After months of speculation and little-to-no word from the MTA, top officials finally discussed the details of the forthcoming...

MTA Presents 2 Poisons: Full L Train Tunnel Shutdown For 18 Months, Or Partial Shutdown For 3 Years

MTA Presents 2 Poisons: Full L Train Tunnel Shutdown For 18 Months, Or Partial Shutdown For 3 Years

It's always a party on the L line! (Billy Devine) Ahead of tonight's first official public hearing for distressed L train riders, the MTA revealed that it is considering two proposals to repair the saltwater damage...

Have You Seen This Alleged L Train Flasher?

Have You Seen This Alleged L Train Flasher?

(DCPI) The NYPD is hoping the public can help them identify a man who allegedly pulled down his pants and exposed himself to L train riders at the Grand Street station in Williamsburg this week. According...

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The MTA "Hasn't Made Up Our Mind" On Totally Shutting Down The L Train

Workers drain water from the Canarsie tube after Sandy on November 7, 2012 (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann) Last week, the MTA indicated that it was scheduling the vital yet disruptive repairs...

The MTA Will Let Frustrated L Train Riders Yell At Them In Person Next Month

The MTA Will Let Frustrated L Train Riders Yell At Them In Person Next Month

(Nell Casey / Gothamist) After months of pleading from stakeholders whose homes and businesses lie along the L train, the MTA has finally agreed to hold two public meetings on repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel—work that...

M Train Repairs Could Displace Dozens Of Bushwick Residents For Six Months Or More

M Train Repairs Could Displace Dozens Of Bushwick Residents For Six Months Or More

Two-family row houses on Ditmars Street in Bushwick, where residents could be displaced for six months at least (Google Maps). The MTA recently confirmed its plans to shut down sections of the M train north of...

MTA May Start L Train Tunnel Shutdown In 2019gallery

MTA May Start L Train Tunnel Shutdown In 2019

The L train in its current form is not long for this world, and its clear that a lengthy shutdown—either full or partial—looms, potentially affecting riders for years. The MTA hasn't released any comprehensive plan or...

Person Struck By L Train In Williamsburg

Person Struck By L Train In Williamsburg

matt heidelberger's flickr A person was struck by the L train in Brooklyn this afternoon, halting rush hour service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The FDNY tells us the individual, whose gender has not been disclosed, was...

L Train Shutdown May Include ALL Crosstown Manhattan L Stops

L Train Shutdown May Include ALL Crosstown Manhattan L Stops

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) Additional consequences of a long-term suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan have been trickling in since January—last month we learned that the MTA will shut down sections of the M train...

Welcome To Monday! Would You Like Some L Train? Sad!

Welcome To Monday! Would You Like Some L Train? Sad!

It may not feel like anything remotely related to a distant cousin of Spring this fine April Monday, but at least some L train tracks on 3rd Avenue were basking in the cozy daffodil-yellow hell flames of...

MTA Reveals Why L Train Station Smells

MTA Reveals Why L Train Station Smells "Like A Putrid Septic Tank"

via Michael Tapp's flickr The L train station at Myrtle/Wyckoff in Bushwick has been overwhelmed with the rank smell of human waste for months, and now the MTA has finally admitted that a broken sewer pipe...

Interactive Maps Give Us A Glimpse Into The Looming L Train Shutdown

Interactive Maps Give Us A Glimpse Into The Looming L Train Shutdown

(Jim / Flickr) What will Williamsburg feel like without the L train? Forget the 300,000 New Yorkers who may live elsewhere and need it to get to work—Governor Cuomo has!—will your favorite bars and restaurants feel...

[UPDATE] Before The L Train Shuts Down, Get Ready For Months Of M Train Closures

[UPDATE] Before The L Train Shuts Down, Get Ready For Months Of M Train Closures

Courtesy missapril1956's flickr Before Williamsburg and Bushwick are forced to come to terms with a potential years-long suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, the authority has confirmed that it plans to shut down...

Why Won't The MTA Release Its Reports On The L Train Tunnel Sandy Damage?

Why Won't The MTA Release Its Reports On The L Train Tunnel Sandy Damage?

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Ever since we caught wind of a potential years-long suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, Brooklyn's Community Board One has been trying to get more information...

NYPD: This Guy Groped And Grinded Against L Train Rider

NYPD: This Guy Groped And Grinded Against L Train Rider

Stefan Georgi/Flickr Police are searching for yet another alleged subway pervert, this time after a sexual assault on a Brooklyn-bound L train. According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on Wednesday, February 24th, during the evening...

L Train Advocates Demand A New Tunnel Before MTA Shuts Down Current Ones

L Train Advocates Demand A New Tunnel Before MTA Shuts Down Current Ones

(Michael Semensohn / Flickr) At its second public meeting last night, the L Train Coalition grappled with the unsavory options under consideration for the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Canarsie tube, which connects the L line to Brooklyn and...

Person Fatally Struck By L Train In Manhattan

Person Fatally Struck By L Train In Manhattan

Dan Blumenthal A person was fatally struck by an L train in Manhattan today. What is happening on the L train @ 3rd Ave? pic.twitter.com/qN6Q3umb9U— ✨caitlin✨ (@balconymuppet) February 24, 2016 FDNY officials say the incident happened...

Disruptive L Train Tunnel Work Could Take Up To Seven Years

Disruptive L Train Tunnel Work Could Take Up To Seven Years

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) The details about a looming long-term suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan are slowly becoming more of a reality, after the initial news that the Canarsie tube under the East River...

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