On Friday Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced that he had created a G Train 5-Stop Fan Club on Facebook to try to convince the MTA to retain the G line’s extension. The extension, which began in 2009 along with the Culver Viaduct rehab work, started serving five extra stations in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Before that, the line terminated at Smith-9th. Capital New York quoted the public advocate’s statement about the creation of the fan page: “These extra five stops are a lifeline that Brooklyn residents and small businesses have come to depend on,” said de Blasio, who is running for mayor in 2013. …Ending this service will have a profound effect on the community and the mom and pop stores along these five stops. I encourage every New Yorker who wants to see the G train service preserved to join the 5 Stop Fan Club and let your voices be heard.” The Working Families Party also has an online petition residents can sign to try to save the extension.
Bill de Blasio Jumps on the G-Train Issue [Capital NY]
G Train Issue Gains Momentum [Eagle]
G Train 5-Stop Fan Club [Facebook]