Many Greenpointers complain endlessly about the poor service on the G Line. Do something about it! And enjoy free hot chocolate!
Join Rider’s Alliance at a rally for better G train service on Sunday, January 27th at 1pm on at Metropolitan And Union Ave.
Show your support for:
-Increased frequency of the G train.
-Free out-of-system transfers from the Broadway G stop to Hewes or Lorimer and the Fulton G stop to Atlantic/Barclays.
-Improved communication with riders, especially when there are service changes or disruptions.
The city just keeps getting more expensive and that includes getting around on our mass transit system. Just announced: As of March 2013, it will cost a whopping $2.50 (raised from $2.25) in order to take a ride on the G Train or any line. According to the Observer, “This is the fourth hike in five years. The motion was approved unanimously…And it may not sound like much, but a $2.50 MetroCard is 25 percent more expensive over that period, when it cost $2.”
What do you think about this fare hike? What service improvements do you expect? Will you opt for riding your bike?
Wasn’t it such a pleasure to catch the G Train and not have to run a half a mile to the middle of the platform? Sadly those days are over, but the Riders Alliance, a group “dedicated to winning better transit by organizing transit riders into a powerful political constituency,” is having a G Train Planning meeting tomorrow Tuesday 11/27, 6:30-8pm @ El Puente Che Institute (289 Grand St) RSVP.
PS. I adore their logo!
Via @photographysux – Short G Train Service Back in Effect. Move to the center of the platform. Did you like the longer train?
According to MTA.info: “Limited train service has resumed from the Court Square Station to the Church Avenue Station.”
You never thought you loved the G so much!
Here’s another Blog Buzz post. More and more Greenpoint gossip about town to keep up with.
The Fading Ad Blog has a number of cool Greenpoint pics but check out Greenpoint Mufflers & Pipes – Manhattan Avenue 2003 and maybe you can help decipher the old writing on the wall. – Fading Ad Blog by Frank H. Jump
When Two Blogs Unite they apparently do an old school tour of The Point. Bonus points for including Irene’s Bar. Though any Pointer worth his salt knows that’s not the only old time wooden phone booth in the neighborhood. Remember the one at Bee’s? Any others anyone can think of? – Urbanite
Regina Spektor is coming to town this Saturday to celebrate Record Store Day. – Eventful
Bitch to the NYC Transit President Howard Roberts about the G Train tomorrow night at the NYC TRANSIT RIDERS COUNCIL 2008 PRESIDENT’S FORUM ON SUBWAYS. – Save The G
The Habitat finally opened this past weekend. Word has it there are 12 New York microbrews are on tap. – Gothamist
On Sunday April 27th, there’s the Artwalking: Bedford Avenue exhibition, where thirty stores on Bedford Avenue are going to show art installations in their store windows. According to Matthew Silver, the person in charge has been gathering a ton of street performers to make the streets very colorful. If you’re interested in participating check out the Craigslist ad here. – The Bedford Circle of Fools
Dandelion Wine is opening up right outside my window and barring any nonsense from the State Liquor Authority (remember when Brooklyn Label was supposed to have theirs in time for Christmas? See how well that worked out.) should be open by May. Not a big wine connoisseur myself but I can always appreciate more alcohol in the hood.
And of course don’t forget about Darts coming to Greenpoint – sign up, already! – Greenpointers
I can’t possibly keep up with everything going on in the ‘hood, I have a halfway decent social life, ya know. So I’m gonna start doing some link lovin’ to other nice folks who find out interesting bits about our nabe. Props to them, yo.
What will inhabit 153 Franklin St? Why a wine store of course! – Elaine Perlov
Ever had a nice bottle of Greenpoint? We’re not just 40′s anymore, kids! – Village Voice
Studio B opens a rooftop garden just in time for the warm weather and to piss off their neighbors even more so than usual! So far no musical talent (?) I’m interested in seeing, but maybe there might be one or two events worth checking out. – Brooklyn Vegan
Affordable condos in Greenpoint. I actually can’t even argue with the affordable part, really. I mean this is NYC. – Brownstoner
Is Greenpoint getting less Polish? Seems so. – City Limits
No reason as of yet for the car crash that plunged into the Newtown Creek earlier this week, but the car was a Mercedes Benz and the victims were not Greenpointers. I guess that goes without saying. – Brooklyn Downtown Star
Daily Candy featured the new Franklin Street boutique Jan & Aya. – Daily Candy
A gloriously macabre shot taken on Greenpoint Avenue (see above) but too bad that’s on the Queens side, folks. – JPG Magazine
More G Train drama, Mama. – AM New York
The big giant metal wheel of Greenpoint gets noticed by Gothamist. – Gothamist
A bicycle path is coming to Kent Avenue. Hipsters on bikes and trucks go together like PB&J! – Streetsblog
Brooklyn Based does a great piece on the G Train for April Fools Day. It combines history with some of the more recent changes that are coming about with the line. It’s pretty much all you could want to know about the red headed stepchild of the transit system in five minutes. Awesome.
Brooklyn Based – G Train To Make Manhattan Stops
Gothamist did a sneak peek on The Habitat. I took a peek inside last week as well and it looks small but cute. It’s a little kitschy, but I like that so I’ll definitely check it out when it opens.
Terry Corrao has new show on channel 21 and the pilot is showcasing Easter in Greenpoint.
Little Bit of Brooklyn
Brooklyn cook, caterer, and instructor Terry Corrao hosts a new documentary about a Polish Easter celebration in Brooklyn, New York. Corrao visits the Gubernat family of Greenpoint, the second largest Polish neighborhood in the U.S., during Easter Week to show how they keep Polish Easter traditions alive. Features pisanki, the art of intricate egg painting with wax; crafting a decorative butter lamb and dessert lamb; shopping in Greenpoint food stores for kielbasa and cheeses; preparing a traditional Easter basket for church blessing; and a classic Polish soup prepared by grandmother “Babcia” for Easter dinner.
2:30pm — Saturday, March 22
7:30pm — Saturday, March 22
The G-Train is being extended to Church Avenue starting in November 2008.
How Do You Walk? – Pratt student and 8 year Greenpointer Kathleen Scully is doing a a class study on walking.
I’m, interested in people here whom walk, part, some,or all of their distance to work, even a short walk to the G train, to those who walk over the Pulaski Bridge, or to the L on Bedford.
I’m interested in what they carry, what they wear, if they walk with someone, or alone, if it’s done for exercise, or convenience, is it cost effective, safe, etc.
Fill out her short survey here.
Zagat’s is now accepting rates and reviews for NYC restaurants! From March 12 – April 27th you can rate and review all your favorite places in the five boroughs and you get rewarded with a free 2009 Zagat Guide when it comes out. How cool is that? Get over there now and rate your favorite Greenpoint joints.
Plus this year “there will be awards for the “wittiest” and “best” surveyors. The winners will be determined by a vote from other surveyors, and awards will be announced with the release of the guide.” So all you Yelp Elite members can try your hand at impressing the Zagat folks.
I received an email a couple of days ago from a reader who’s promoting a petition to get the G Train to connect up to Atlantic Terminal. This is a good idea that’s been floating around lately and I guess it can’t hurt to sign it. Take a minute and do so.
Connect the G Train to Atlantic Terminal