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When was the last time you heard about the MTA completing something ahead of schedule? And yet, that's apparently what's happened. Soon, the good folks of Bay Ridge and Park Slope (and the other neighborhoods the R train services) will be able to take one line all the way to Manhattan. No, like, really soon. According to the New York Post, which cites unnamed transit sources, the R train will resume service between Manhattan and Brooklyn...
In August, the R train stopped running into Manhattan on weekdays for Sandy-necessitated repairs to its tunnel. Instead, it now crawls from the Heights to the end of the earth, otherwise known as Bay Ridge. This inconvenienced commuters along Brooklyn's western corridor who would've ridden the local into lower Manhattan, now required to transfer at some point to an other Manhattan-bound train, whether at Atlantic-Pacific or a later station. And, according to new data, the brunt...
"Fort Hamilton is perfect for laying family roots," read a headline in yesterday's AM NY. Only problem? There is no such place, though it's said to be "located in the southwestern corner of Brooklyn" and "geographically part of Bay Ridge." "People who I know refer to themselves as living in Fort Hamilton,” the district manager of the local community board told the paper, but surely they must be people who live on the army base? Because...
Wow. So maybe the MTA isn't totally stingy and money-grubbing? Maybe! The MTA tweeted today that they will be suspending fares all day on Tuesday for riders of the A train in the Rockaways and Howard Beach and all R train riders in Brooklyn. Which means that for one day, we can all be mildly jealous of our co-workers coming from Bay Ridge. (Very mildly.) There aren't any other details available on the MTA twitter...

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