After local pols pushed for better G train service as well as a review of the line early this year, the notoriously bad subway will finally see improvements. The MTA just completed its review of the G train last week and issued several recommendations. According to a press release by Senator Daniel Squadron, the recommendations include increasing the G train service by 25 percent from approximately 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, contingent on funding; Running trains at more even intervals; Stopping the 4-car train at the same place on the platform at all times and clearly marking where on the platform the train will stop; and adding public announcement systems at the 12 G train stations that currently lack them. They’ve also recommended making changes to train operations, like letting trains wait at Court Square with all the doors open longer so that passengers can spread throughout the train. The NYC Rider’s Alliance is pushing the MTA to use some of the $40 million that came through in unexpected state funding for these improvements. The MTA estimates that it would cost $700,000 annually to increase the service by 25 percent. Obviously great news for the G’s rapidly growing ridership.
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Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]