The Day: G Train Upgrades, CB 2’s Last Meeting of the Summer and Energy Sustainability

The beautiful weather we enjoyed last weekend has morphed into cloudy conditions to begin the week. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
The beautiful weather we enjoyed last weekend has morphed into cloudy conditions to begin the week. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

We’re starting out today with some pockets of rain in the nabe, but the expected thunderstorms and heaviest rain should hold off until this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Don’t forget your umbrella, or to snap some photos of the muggy conditions and share them in The Nabe’s Flickr group.

Here’s more local news to start your day:

  • Straphangers mad about long waits for the G train will be elated to hear that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reduced train wait times from 10 minutes to 8 minutes this week between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., the Brooklyn Paper reported. The move follows promises last year that the MTA would do more to allay frustrated riders. Other improvements include adding signage, trash cans and benches to G- line stations, as well as standardizing where the trains stop in each station.
  • Community Board 2 will hold its last general meeting of the summer at 6 p.m. tonight. The meeting will have the normal gamut of committee reports, as well as a discussion about the possible growth of the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket on Washington Park. If you want to be a part of the meeting, head to the third floor auditorium of the North Pavilion of the Brooklyn Hospital Center at 121 DeKalb Avenue.
  • Are you looking for ways to be environmentally friendly? The Brooklyn Navy Yard will host a free panel discussion about sustainable energy and how it can specifically help us during natural disasters at BLDG 92, 63 Flushing Avenue, tonight at 6 p.m.
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