Winter’s here: Just days after pleasant holiday dinners, New York gets hit with challenging weather. The mayor and other city representatives held a weather preparedness press conference today to address any snow-related questions and ensure New Yorkers of the city’s weather emergency plans. According to the National Weather
Source: MTA.infoTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: Renovation of the Ocean Parkway Station is nearing completion. The MTA contracted Railworks Transit (subcontractor- Oliviera Contracting) to perform the work including structural concrete repairs, repairs to the subway platforms, platform edge removal and reinstallation including rubbing board and ADA Warning Tiles at a
The chicken burrito at Pequeña. (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Justin Fox.)Here’s a recap of what went down this week. Follow us on Twitter [https://twitter.com/ftgfocus], like us on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/FortGreeneFocus], and check out our Instagram [http://instagram.com/fortgreenefocus], and subscribe to
The DOT makes its presentation in favor of the bike lane last month. (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus/Justin Fox)There are meetings scheduled this week to address community input regarding a pair of local transit projects. Community Board 2 [/?s=community+board+2]‘s Transportation Committee will be holding a
Video via YouTube [“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22XH4-nNjlA”] In an effort to gain approval for the proposed streetcar line intended to link the waterfront from booming Sunset Park [/blog/business/swift-massive-renovations-industry-city-now-attracting-general-public/] to Astoria, the Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector [http://www.bqx.nyc/] have announced a coalition
The Cypress Hills Street exit and entrance to the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Yellow and white pavement markings are gone when you exit the parkway. (Photo: Google Maps)THE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: In July, I discussed confusing signage on the Gowanus Expressway [/commute-state-city-dot-bad-joke/] regarding the Belt Parkway exit existing for months.
Although Sunday meter regulations were eliminated 10 years ago, two signs on Brighton 12th Street still claim the rules are in effect. (Photo: Allan Rosen) THE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound
THE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: The first Woodhaven / Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) newsletter [http://www.nyc.gov/html/brt/downloads/pdf/2015-04-01-brt-woodhaven-newsletter-1-spring2015.pdf] has been released. It claims to provide the latest updated information on the project. However, all it does is reiterate the same information that had previously
Click to enlargeTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: Why should this concern readers of Sheepshead Bites? Well, if you drive to Queens using Woodhaven Boulevard, chances are this will no longer be an option for you. Due to greatly increased traffic congestion, Woodhaven Boulevard will no longer be the best alternative. Your
Source: WikipediaTHE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: Did Governor Andrew Cuomo make the correct decision to shut down the subways because of an impending blizzard that just missed New York City? No. Did Mayor Bill de Blasio make the correct decision to close all roadways to non-emergency traffic? Yes. Why the discrepancy?
Source: Wikimedia CommonsReader Mike N. wrote to point out what he believes is a waste of NYPD resources: catching fare-beaters on the Voorhies Avenue side of the Sheepshead Bay subway station. > Do you know that since the token booth, which became a non-selling booth, was removed from the Shore Parkway
Photo by Allan RosenYOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The MTA will announce next week that most bus lines identified earlier this year [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2012/07/b64-and-other-area-bus-lines-to-be-restored/] for service restorations, investments and improvements will take effect on January 6. Other improvements will not kick in until January 20.
Protesters in front of the depot (Photo: Allan Rosen)Sheepshead Bites transit columnist Allan Rosen was with members of the Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC), Assemblyman William Colton, Councilman Vincent Gentile, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and local strap-hangers during a recent rally at Ulmer Park Depot at 25th Avenue near