G Train Growing Pains

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

For decades, commuters in Brooklyn relied on the G train primarily to connect them to Manhattan-bound trains. In recent years, ridership of the G has risen with the influx of new residents into Williamsburg and Greenpoint, as well as with the extension of the line, connecting riders to booming Brooklyn neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens and Park Slope.

Statistics released earlier this year show subway ridership at levels not seen since the 1940s, with Brooklyn leading the spike. Two G train stops – Flushing Avenue and Court Square – were among the top 10 stations in logging increased MetroCard swipes.

But the G train boom has brought growing pains in the form of frequent service and maintenance issues, commuters say. For many riders, a derailment Thursday caused by a crumbling wall underscored the G train’s mounting importance – and vulnerability.


Friday, May 29th, 2015

Illegal Driveways Cut Corners

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

A Queens neighborhood is the king of illegal curb cut complaints.

South Richmond Hill logged more than 200 complaints of illegal curb cuts or driveways, double the amount from last year, and far higher than any other neighborhood in New York, according to an analysis of 311 data.


UWS Traffic Safety Fears Grow

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Pedestrian fatalities dipped citywide last year after the introduction of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero program – but the crackdown on drivers seemingly had little effect on the Upper West Side.

The 10025 zip code recorded six pedestrian deaths in 2014 – up from one the previous year.

Upper West Side community leaders contend the mayor’s plan to eliminate pedestrian fatalities by 2024 has made zero progress in their bustling neighborhood. They’re calling for stricter traffic regulations and urging people to be careful every time they step off the curb.


All Not Aboard on Bus Station

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Community Combines on Wish List

Monday, November 17th, 2014

TA’s High-Wired Act Grows

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Subway Help is on the Way

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

NYC Street Signs

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014