Greenpoint Ave G Closed 12 Weekends (Begins 7/6)

I hate to break it to you folks, but our beloved or behated G Train will be closed at Greenpoint Ave for 12 weekends beginning on July 6, 2013. Also closed will be 21st Street and Court Square stops in Long Island City.

That means no service between Nassau & Greenpoint Aves or to Queens. The train will run from Church St to Nassau Ave, which will be the last stop. Then you can take a shuttle service along the rest of the line.

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy the MTA has some major work to do to repair the tube. According to a NY Times report: “In the Greenpoint tube, power cables, exposed to salt water, are ‘corroding from the inside,’ the authority said, and exterior corrosion of rails and fasteners has increased the likelihood of short circuits.”

The affected weekends are July 6, July 13, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!

5 Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Is it just me, or do the G shuttle buses run far more frequently than the G itself? I find my trip ends up going faster when the G is down. (Not including if you have to take the train to the bus, just for instance if you need to get from Greenpoint to Court Square.)

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  2. HalfChemical says:

    I just read that the G train will be shutdown 24/7 for 5 full weeks next summer. Ugh!

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  3. Kristin says:

    Are the rumors true that the G will be shut down for five whole weeks next summer?

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