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MTA to close Prospect Ave stop for up to 12 months!

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Well happy 2016!

From a repost of a longer article on Gothamist, the long and the short of it is the MTA will be closing 30 stations for repairs in the next few years. Not sure of any exact schedule, but the announcement was accompanied by the statement:

“re-envision” 30 subway stations by 2020. The MTA plans to make these stations “cleaner, brighter… easier to navigate, with better and more intuitive wayfinding, as well as a modernized look and feel.”

While there will be wifi upgrades and e-ticketing (like that makes up for the closure) what do folks think about the closing of a busy stop in the heart of two neighborhoods that are growing by leaps and bounds…Greenwood Hts. and South Park Slope? Folks are already calling for increased train service…

We’re skeptical and torn  on this as the station does need an upgrade, majorly (hell, the whole line does). But the loss of that station without increased train service is going to be a nightmare for commuters. Here’s the full map.

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B37 bus service has been RESTORED!!

Via CB7’s Facebook page and CM Sara Gonzalez’s office:

Due to the efforts of the Restore the B37 Coalition, the B37 bus service has been RESTORED!! This comes at a critical time as the Montague Street Tunnel will be under construction from August 2 to October 2014 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy which affects the R & G lines. This restoration will also provide a much needed access for local residents along 3rd Avenue to get to work in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park and Downtown Brooklyn. We thank Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, Councilman Vincent Gentile, UPROSE and the other members of the Restore the B37 Coalition for their collaborative efforts in restoring this much needed and sorely missed mode of transportation.

B37 via brooklynnews.com

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Restore The B37 Bus Coalition Rally, June 15th