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Are you a person who complains about your commute? Let me rephrase that—are you a person who breathes?  Well, complainers, it’s time to rejoice, because there’s going to be a whole lot more to complain about: Today, the MTA confirmed the details of one of the largest interruptions in NYC transit history. The long-rumored plan to shut down the L Train will officially start in 2019 and will stop all traffic between Brooklyn and...
Look, far be it from me to shit-talk the MTA, but also: I have lots of shit to talk about the MTA. First, there's the Waiting for Godot-esque quality of living along the G-line. (Don't even TRY to tell me that the G in G train does not stand for Godot. I won't hear it.) Then, there's the knowledge that basically everyone who lives along the L or M, or ever wants to visit North Brooklyn...
A potential complete shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel to repair saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy had already put the fear of god the MTA into inter-borough L train commuters when Gothamist reported the possibility that this would happen earlier this month. And now, DNAinfo has shared some hard numbers—and maps—to substantiate those fears. A research and cartography company, CartoDB, which uses open location data to create revelatory maps, made some particularly stark ones based on the closures of the Canarsie...
Remember Hurricane Sandy? Sure, you do. It was pretty bad. But just in case you've forgotten its horrible legacy, a projected multi-year shut down of L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn is here to remind you. That's right: Regular riders of the L train need to prepare for the possibility that very soon, the MTA will be making extensive repairs to the Canarsie Tube—which handles all L trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan—which sustained major saltwater...

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