New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Nassau Avenue

December 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 3, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Norman Avenue

November 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

One of the Garden Spot’s more colorful citizens voices his displeasure at the absence of Crosstown Local service. Or something. In any case, keep those signatures coming, north Brooklynites!

Quicklink: G Is For Give Us Shuttle Bus Service!

Lincoln Restler, the co-author of this petition, writes:

In the wake of an unprecedented natural disaster, we are greatly appreciative of the MTA’s remarkable restoration of 84% of subway service. Yet we are extremely concerned about the lack of mass transit access for residents along the L and G subway lines. These trains are not redundant – but essential lifelines for hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites.

As we await the draining of these subway tunnels, we hope the MTA will swiftly expand bus service. We strongly suggest implementation of temporary shuttle bus service along the L and G routes to connect stranded residents to active subway lines.

Speaking as someone whose husband required three hours to get to work today*, I wholeheartedly concur. Sign it and share it, Greenpointers!

As opposed to our Mayor: his “commute” was a mere 25 minutes.

And Now A Word From The MTA

That’s right Greenpointers: Crosstown Local service has yet to be restored.* Now factor in the East River Ferry will not be servicing the India Street Pier…

and, well, you get the idea. Plan accordingly, Garden Spotters!

*As it would happen I bumped into our City Councilman, Steve Levin, this morning. He was headed to the Church of the Ascension (which you may recall is operating a food drive for our friends in need as a result of hurricane Sandy). He too was less than pleased about about the state of mass transit hereabouts.

 

G Is For…

Gee, where the hell is it?

The above-depicted is a map the MTA has issued apprising its patrons of subway service slated to be restored tomorrow, November 1st, 2012. As you can see our beloved Crosstown Local is, um, MIA. Or would that be MII (Missing In Inaction)? In any case, those of you who have been enjoying a furlough from your daily commute (and want to forward it to your supervisors) can grab the link for this map by clicking here.*

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Here’s a Service Alert from the ever awesome Chair of Community Board 1’s Transportation Committee.

Thanks Willie!

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: I cannot believe I forgot that the East River Ferry will be resuming service tomorrow as well! You can view their schedule by clicking here.

 

*Props go out to the incomparable Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention. Thanks!

Spotted On The Crosstown Local: Simba

Do any of you, gentle readers, care to take a stab at this urban artifact? Quite frankly I’m (still) kind of speechless…

The Word On The Street, Part III: Sexpendable

August 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From the Church Avenue-bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Metropolitan Avenue.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Glass Half Empty

This item was captured by the Mister and hails from the Queens-bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Greenpoint Avenue.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Policy Advisory

July 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

POLICY ADVISORY Leave the rats, buff out the art. (Queens bound G; Metropolitan Ave)

By Jilly Ballistic.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: A Dubious Anniversary

Minor Nuclear Explosion (G train; car 5062; Happy Anniversary Manhattan Project)

Exactly why Jilly Ballistic saw fit to install this nod to the first flowering of the Manhattan Project on a train which does not service said borough (the G train) I do not know. Nonetheless, it serves as a sterling opportunity to pass along some good news. Per our amazing 50th District Democratic Leader, Lincoln Restler, the MTA has apparently listened to Crosstown Local patrons and will keep service to Church Avenue intact!

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