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River of Tears: L Train Closure News

May, 2018

River of Tears: The city must install barriers stronger than paint to protect all of the cyclists expected to pedal along Grand Street on their way to and from Manhattan during the shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel, cyclists demanded at a Wednesday public meeting about the closure, which is less then a year away. Comments (32)

February, 2018

River of Tears: A new temporary pontoon bridge is the best way to shuttle the most straphangers across the East River when officials close the L train’s underwater Brooklyn–Manhattan tunnel for 15 months of repairs next April, according to the real-estate executive and former underwear model who floated the idea. Comments (21)
River of Tears: Months after straphangers begged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install an elevator at the Broadway Junction subway station, the Authority announced a plan — to install more stairs. Comment
River of Tears: Straphangers who board the fleet of ferries dedicated to shuttling them across the East River from Williamsburg when the L train shuts down next year will get a free transfer to buses waiting for them on the other side, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comments (10)

January, 2018

River of Tears: The city will transform one of the most dangerous streets in North Brooklyn into a major bus-and-bicycle corridor for straphangers looking to cross the East River when the L train’s underwater Brooklyn-to-Manhattan tube closes in April 2019. Comments (7)

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