Yesterday, the MTA officially announced impending increases to fares, which will result in a $104 unlimited MetroCard come December 30, just in time for the new year! Whee. Despite the MTA claiming that this is absolutely necessary, people are none too happy about having to pay more for something that, unfortunately, seems to promise less and less.
In what can only be described as bad timing (presuming the MTA cares about their public favorability rating), the L train won’t be running in either direction between Myrtle-Wyckoff and Manhattan starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and going until 5 a.m. on Monday. Instead, you can take a bus from the Lorimer and Bedford stops to the J at Marcy Avenue, or bus east of Lorimer, to and from Myrtle-Wyckoff. Or, in Manhattan, take the M14 bus for service along 14th Street.
People are SHOCKED by this news, per the Brooklyn Paper. Or maybe they’re being ironic.
“No L train — in either direction? This is earth shattering,” said Kate Briquelet, who lives on S. Third Street.
BUT: The M-train will run. Thanks, guys!
Anyway, aside from allowing you to rant further about the MTA, there could be a silver lining to this. What if we just consider it a much-needed break in Brooklyn-Manhattan relations (you stay on your side; we’ll stay on ours). We were getting all up in each others’ business anyway, and absence makes the heart grow fonder, you know.
If that doesn’t work, you can go back to ranting further about the MTA. Or, as Brooklyn365 puts it,