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March, 2017

Sunset Parkers worry 7th Ave. bike lane will bring Park Slope yuppies

Mean Streets: It is a slippery slope from the Slope! Comments (11)

Flub-way! Sunset Parkers steamed about lack of fliers, shuttles for 53rd St. station closure

Sunset Park: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority blindsided Sunset Parker straphangers by offering negligible notice of the 53rd Street station’s impending six-month closure, say locals. Comments (9)

Finally! Fourth Avenue to get protected bike lanes

Mean Streets: The city aims to install two protected bike lanes along four miles of Fourth Avenue from Boerum Hill to Bay Ridge. Comments (51)
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Vox pop: Are you on board with DeBlasio’s booze cruise?

Vox Pop: Mayor DeBlasio’s new city-wide ferry service will serve booze on board — but do Brooklyn’s seafaring straphangers want to commute to work in a floating bar? We asked them: Comments (6)

Wishy washy: Ferry system adds Navy Yard stop — but still has no start date

Fort Greene: There’s another stop, but still no start. Comments (4)

A streetcar named our ire! Friends of BQX trolley say Heights Association derailed them!

Brooklyn Heights: They got railroaded! Comments (16)

Train-wrecked! Transit pundits pan streetcar at Heights panel

Brooklyn Heights: It is not too late to switch tracks! Comments (13)

February, 2017

City backpedals on Jay St. protected bike-lane plan

Mean Streets: This is going to be an uphill battle. Comments (21)

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City wants to extend Fulton Street bus lane

Mean Streets: Fulton Street bus riders may finally get to experience life in the fast lane! Comments (10)

Bensonhurster starts Ridge-to-Manhattan bus service

Transit: He’s a modern-day Ralph Kramden. Comments (15)
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Radars of the lost park: Activists tracking car speeds in Prospect

Mean Streets: They feel the need — the need to monitor speed! Comments (32)

For whom the bridge tolls: Brooklynites demand two-way fee on VZ — to keep New Jersey out

Park Slope: They want to build a wall — and make New Jersey pay for it! Comments (13)

January, 2017

Rubber sold! Locals wheely excited about new pedestrian island made from old truck tires

Prospect Heights: This is where the rubber meets the road! Comments (4)

Emergency swervice! FDNY ambulances block sidewalks, bus stops, and fire hydrants

Sunset Park: Scofflaw Fire Department ambulance drivers are parking on sidewalks, in bus lanes, and, ironically, in front of fire hydrants, locals say. Comments (38)
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MT-spray! Gross water is flowing out of 7th Ave. station walls

Prospect Heights: It is gush hour at the Seventh Avenue subway stop! Comments (2)

Their word is Bond: Panel OKs traffic-reversal, bike lane on Downtown street

Mean Streets: It’s the missing link! Comments (23)

Boerum Hill panel approves legalizing ‘Amity Street Wiggle’ for cyclists

Mean Streets: Cyclists in Cobble Hill could soon have a little more wiggle room. Comments (10)

Express N tunnel will shut for one year of emergency repairs

Sunset Park: The tunnel is in danger of “caving in,” according to Community Board 7 members briefed by transit officials. Comments (6)

Why no wifi? Tech upgrades at three subway stations are slowing wireless rollout

Transit: Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (7)

TONIGHT: Weigh in on plan to reverse traffic for a block of Bond Street

Mean Streets: Hear all about it at Community Board 2. Comments (3)

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (13)

Sale boat! Ikea Water Taxi will continue after tour company buys business

Red Hook: Talk about bailing out a boat! Comment

Planned MTA elevator will cause car wrecks, panel says

Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (16)

Shuttle scuttle: Riders demand extra buses during three subway stations’ closure

Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (9)

Seven Brooklyn subway platforms closing for weekend

Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (1)

Rail-splitter! Red Hook Houses leaders divided on streetcar

Red Hook: It is East versus West. Comments (12)
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Turn for the worse: Drivers ignoring Ocean Parkway ‘safety’ changes

Midwood: Gov. Cuomo’s “safety improvements” to Ocean Parkway are causing more harm than good, residents and pols say. Comments (16)

Watch this space: City may reserve Park Slope parking spots for car-rentals

Mean Streets: The city plans to reserve hundreds of on-street parking spots for car-rental services such as Zipcar and Car2go for two years— and some of them could be in the Slope. Comments (25)

W-w-what!? W trains mysteriously appearing in Brooklyn

Bay Ridge: The Manhattan-to-Queens revenant has been moonlighting as an R train. Comments (12)

Seven Brooklyn subway platforms closing for weekend

Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (11)

More than 100 injured in train derailment at Atlantic Terminal

Prospect Heights: A train derailed at Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday morning, sending straphangers flying and injuring 104, according to authorities. Comments (3)