NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the lawmakers Saturday who called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to make up for the loss of G Train service between Brooklyn and Queens.
Quinn was joined by City Councilmen Stephen Levin (D-33rd) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-26th) in asking the MTA to subsidize East River Ferry and Citibike service in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Long Island City, Queens. The G Train connection between the neighborhoods has been severed during certain weekends throughout the year as the MTA repairs the Greenpoint Tube under the Newtown Creek from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
During the specified weekends, the G Line is be closed north of Nassau Avenue. The Greenpoint Avenue, 21st Street/Jackson Avenue and Court Square stops will all be shuttered.