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Entries in public transportation (2)

Thursday
Nov012012

How to take the MTA to work today

I'm grateful for many things, post-Sandy. One, that my friends and family are all safe. Two, that I live in the greatest city in the world, with heroes working overtime to help those in need and get our city back up and running. And three, that my office and the e-mail servers that control my work e-mail is located below 40th Street in Manhattan. No power = no work. Yay!

But for those of you who are forced to head into Manhattan for work today, there's some good news. As of 6AM this morning, the MTA is back up and running in limited capacity.

Here's a map of what's running right now. 

Don't get it twisted. There's no trains running between Park Slope and lower Manhattan yet. Starting tomorrow morning, the Army Corps of Engineers is bringing in 250 (!!!) high-speed pumping devices to help clear out the water from the tunnels. Once that's done we'll have a better understanding of when we'll get subways back up and running from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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Thursday
Dec082011

Introducing the winner of our most unreliable Brooklyn Bus: B61

The B61 bus sucks. Here are the hard facts: The B61 bus is late 43% of the time. During rush hour, 42% of the buses are so crowded they don’t even stop, and 12% of the time two buses in a row don’t stop. If you are looking to travel between Park Slope and Red Hook the Ikea shuttle bus is actually not a bad idea

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