The L Train and the surrounding shutdown is getting its own documentary, directed by Emmett Adler.
This article first appeared on BrooklynPaper.com
Every $2.75 ticket for the Brooklyn–Manhattan water taxis, which depart from the same port as the North Williamsburg stop on the NYC Ferry service, will award passengers free admission on two Select Bus Service routes once they arrive on dry land at Stuyvesant Cove near 20th Street on the distant isle — unlike tickets for the citywide ferry system, which do not allow free transfers to Authority-run subways and buses.
The ferries will set sail Sun–Thurs from 6 am to midnight and Fri–Sat from 6 am to 2 am when the L-train’s underwater tunnel closes in April 2019, officials from the state-run Authority — which will oversee the new service — said at a Community Board 1 meeting on Feb. 13.
A short documentary by Ora DeKornfeld and Alexandra Garcia
An email from Riders Alliance:
Today’s meltdowns are the result of years of our elected officials underinvesting in public transit, pushing off the tough decisions and avoiding responsibility.
Now, the Riders Alliance is making sure that Governor Cuomo can’t get away with ignoring transit riders. The Governor runs the MTA, the Governor writes the state budget, and the Governor needs to lay out a credible plan to fix our subways.
Here’s how you can help:
–Come to our strategy meeting on July 10th to help plan next steps in the fight to fix our subways.
-And if you’re not yet a Riders Alliance member, please take a moment to join us today so we build a stronger movement for public transit.
Thank you for your help – we are glad to have you on the team.
The L Train Coalition received an email inviting us to Riders Alliance’s first meting about the CCP… see below:
“We are excited to announce that the Riders Alliance’s first meeting to inform folks in Brooklyn about the CCP and plan our next steps to make sure we keep the pressure on the DOT and MTA will be happening next week. Here’s all the information:
Where: The Carto Center, 201 Moore Street, Brooklyn NY
When: Thursday, February 23rd, 6pm-7:30pm.
We will be hard at work over the next few days reaching back out to folks who took our survey, and doing outreach around the L train. If you guys could pass on the information about the meeting to your networks and post it to the coalition website, we would really appreciate it. Let us know if there’s any other information you need. Thanks!
All the best,
The L Train Coalition leadership team received an email from the Van Alen Institute inviting us to attend their workshop. We’re further sharing that by publishing the workshop information on our website. The details are below
Where: Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010When: Friday, March 3rd, 8am – 10amPlease RSVP via email (contact: email@example.com)
We’re hosting a workshop to explore potential health impacts related to the shutdown of the L Train. Last summer, we held a design competition where designers addressed the service interruption with alternative transit proposals; now, we’re working with students from the Dept of Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University to design a “health impact assessment” (HIA) study to (1) identify possible health risks (and, perhaps benefits) of the L-Train shut down and (2) make recommendations aimed at reducing those risks (and, if possible, amplifying benefits), with particular attention to vulnerable populations. Because of the leadership you’ve shown on this issue, and your presence within the community, we’re inviting you to join us for the workshop.
The goal of our workshop is for the HIA team to gain insight from the various stakeholders with respect to the anticipated health impacts of the L-Train shutdown, prioritize impacts, and consider strategies to address the health impacts. The workshop activities will include:
We believe your participation would be invaluable to the workshop. And if you could share this event with your membership, we would appreciate it (point of contact is firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like more information about either the event, or Van Alen Institute, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Kate Slevin, member of the L Train Coalition, and her colleagues at RPA (Regional Plan Association) have spent months compiling data into an easy to read report. Finally they have released the report! Check it out and learn the details of what they want to present to the MTA and the city officials for L Train shutdown mitigation.
Read the report here (PDF)
Office developers to launch free Brooklyn shuttle bus in response to L train shutdown.
One shuttle line will run to Heritage Equity Partners’ Bushwick Generator, a redevelopment of five Bushwick warehouses; Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 333 Johnson Ave., an office and retail complex in eight interconnected buildings; and Hudson Cos.’ 314 Scholes St., an 80,000-square-foot former warehouse that the firm, along with ABS Partners, is converting to offices.
The second shuttle route will run from the Myrtle Avenue station to Lincoln Property Cos.’ 455 Jefferson St., a 100,000-square-foot former factory that is being converted to office space; and Sequoia Development Group’s Paper Mill at 456 Johnson Ave., a conversion of a 58,000-square-foot warehouse.
Attend our public forum on Wednesday November 15th