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July, 2017

Hell below earth: LIRR riders will swarm Atlantic Terminal’s subways during summer track work

Downtown: Hey Brooklynites, remember what mom said about sharing? Comments (4)

June, 2017

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cutting weekend and early Monday morning service on 2 and 3 trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan beginning the evening of June 16 through next spring, according to the transit agency. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Call it a ferry-tale commute. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: How does the new Southern Brooklyn ferry line stack up against the R line? Comments (1)
Fixing the BQE: Call it a fury road. Comments (15)

May, 2017

Community group votes to co-name BK Heights street after female B’Bridge mastermind

Brooklyn Heights: Don’t call it a “miss”-nomer! Comments (3)

Fifth time’s a charm! City plan for Dumbo Jay Street bike lane finally okayed

Mean Streets: They’ve changed lanes … again! Comments (21)

Closing for repairs! Prospect Avenue station shuttering for six-month renovation project

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close the R line’s Prospect Avenue subway station for six months of renovations, beginning June 5. Comments (2)
Transit: A power outage at the DeKalb Avenue station stalled trains across the borough and stranded Southern Brooklyn straphangers during the Tuesday morning rush. It was an absolute mess that wasn’t helped by the transit authority’s confused —and confusing — resposne, said one incensed commuter. Comments (6)

Tour de Brooklyn: Five Boro Bike Tour will close roads throughout the borough Sunday

Transit: A parade of more than 32,000 cyclists will snake thier way through Brooklyn for the 40th-annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and motorists should expect road closures between 9 am–3:15 pm on Sunday. Comments (1)

New Kosciuzsko span opens with razzle dazzle!

Transit: Brooklyn celebrated the grand opening of the first of two spans that will replace the aging Kosciuszko Bridge on Thursday night with a dazzling lightshow before traffic was allowed onto the first new bridge to grace the city’s skyline since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connected Kings County to the Rock in 1964. Comments (6)

April, 2017

Police: Guy pulled out junk at York Street station

DUMBO: Police are searching for a guy who they say pulled out his junk and kept it there for all to see in the York Street subway station on March 7. Comments (4)
Sunset Park: All you need is about 15 minutes, $2.75, and a dream. Comments (9)

March, 2017

Mean Streets: They feel the need — the need to regulate speed. Comments (59)
Mean Streets: It is a trans-plant! Comments (34)
Mean Streets: It is a slippery slope from the Slope! Comments (50)
Sunset Park: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority blindsided Sunset Parker straphangers by offering negligible notice of the 53rd Street station’s impending six-month closure, say locals. Comments (11)
Mean Streets: The city aims to install two protected bike lanes along four miles of Fourth Avenue from Boerum Hill to Bay Ridge. Comments (52)
✔ Poll

Vox pop: Are you on board with DeBlasio’s booze cruise?

Vox Pop: Mayor DeBlasio’s new city-wide ferry service will serve booze on board — but do Brooklyn’s seafaring straphangers want to commute to work in a floating bar? We asked them: Comments (6)
Fort Greene: There’s another stop, but still no start. Comments (4)

Train-wrecked! Transit pundits pan streetcar at Heights panel

Brooklyn Heights: It is not too late to switch tracks! Comments (13)

February, 2017

Mean Streets: This is going to be an uphill battle. Comments (21)
Mean Streets: Fulton Street bus riders may finally get to experience life in the fast lane! Comments (11)
Transit: He’s a modern-day Ralph Kramden. Comments (15)
Mean Streets: They feel the need — the need to monitor speed! Comments (32)

January, 2017

Sunset Park: Scofflaw Fire Department ambulance drivers are parking on sidewalks, in bus lanes, and, ironically, in front of fire hydrants, locals say. Comments (38)
Prospect Heights: It is gush hour at the Seventh Avenue subway stop! Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Cyclists in Cobble Hill could soon have a little more wiggle room. Comments (10)
Sunset Park: The tunnel is in danger of “caving in,” according to Community Board 7 members briefed by transit officials. Comments (6)
Transit: Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (7)

TONIGHT: Weigh in on plan to reverse traffic for a block of Bond Street

Mean Streets: Hear all about it at Community Board 2. Comments (3)

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (13)
Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (17)
Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (10)
Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (1)
Midwood: Gov. Cuomo’s “safety improvements” to Ocean Parkway are causing more harm than good, residents and pols say. Comments (16)
Mean Streets: The city plans to reserve hundreds of on-street parking spots for car-rental services such as Zipcar and Car2go for two years— and some of them could be in the Slope. Comments (25)
Bay Ridge: The Manhattan-to-Queens revenant has been moonlighting as an R train. Comments (12)
Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (11)

More than 100 injured in train derailment at Atlantic Terminal

Prospect Heights: A train derailed at Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday morning, sending straphangers flying and injuring 104, according to authorities. Comments (3)

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