WILLIAMSBURG – Tomorrow, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will co-host an event geared towards informing the local business community in North Brooklyn about the upcoming L train shutdown.
While few could have avoided the news about repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel, which will begin in April 2019, many local businesses are concerned about the impact the project will have on their bottom line, as Manhattanites and tourists find themselves less likely to cross the water without the L.
The event, which is hosted together with COMPASS at National Sawdust, will start at 9:00 tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 14. Touting itself as the first of a series of meetings, the event will include time for networking, a presentation, and a Q&A session.
Speakers at the event will include the Brooklyn and North Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce, the L-Train Coalition, Grand Street BID, Evergreen Business Exchange, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services.
Community and business groups have been organizing and advocating ahead of the shutdown for more than a year, but concerns still abound. The city’s series of Town Hall meetings have focused on the MTA and the DOT, first in Williamsburg and then in Canarsie, assuaging the fears of some residents, if not businesses.
In September 2017, community groups and political leaders came together to talk about the upcoming shutdown, and now it’s almost upon us—hopefully, tomorrow’s meeting will provide more answers than business owners have seen in the past.
L-Train Awareness Event
National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th Street
Wednesday, November 14