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Few things unite New Yorkers quicker than transportation. Whether complaining about the MTA, giving someone directions, or debating the best possible route to get where you’re going, New Yorkers love talking about how we get around the city. For those of us in Greenpoint, who only have access to one subway, transportation can be an especially touchy subject.

Now you have the opportunity to share your thoughts on your transit situation with someone who can actually do something about. The Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) are working on their first advocacy campaign centered on transportation. They are conducting a survey on transportation issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The results will be shared with representatives and city officials next week.

An elected official has already seen some of the results gathered so far, but to get a more representative assessment, more people need to chime in and take the survey. It only takes a couple minutes and gives you the opportunity to comment on how you think transportation in the area could improve.

When I pontificate about the G train I often think of that line from “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms, “if you don’t expect too much from me you might not be let down.” The G train doesn’t deserve all the hate thrown at it — it’s just doing the best it can with what it has — but there is obviously room for improvement. And if you get the opportunity to suggest how you think things can be improved you should take it. So fill out the survey and let our representatives know how you feel about transportation in your neighborhood.


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  1. Curious, being that NAG said to Greenpoint, take these most recent ULURPs and shove it . . . particularly because the Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street development sites were not included in the 2005 Rezone Transportation Environmental Impact study.

    Um, you are suppose to do the study before you pass the zoning change.

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