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Streetcars Coming Back To Red Hook?

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Credit: Brooklyn Historic Railway Association

Credit: Brooklyn Historic Railway Association

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – The streetcar could eventually return to Brooklyn.
   
New York City’s Department of Transportation will conduct a 5-month study on the feasibility of bringing back the quaint-looking trolley to the streets of the borough’s Red Hook neighborhood.
   
DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn says the agency will use a federal grant to see whether the trolley would be the best transportation alternative for Red Hook residents. Currently, only one bus line connects residents to the subway system.
   
Streetcars were once everywhere on New York’s streets. They were phased out by 1957.

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