Every day, 225,000 commuters take the “L” train to shuttle between Brooklyn and Manhattan. But soon, they will be looking for a new way to get around. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering two proposals, slated to take effect in 2019 that would repair a subway tunnel badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. One plan would call for a complete shutdown of the tube while the other would drastically reduce service on one of the city’s busiest subway lines and take twice as long to complete. Both scenarios have straphangers frustrated, questioning why the shutdown is necessary and how they will get around. Vincent Barone, transportation reporter for amNewYork, is on the story. He joins us to break down both options and tell us what a shutdown would mean for New York City.
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“HUGS & KNISHES”
April 10, 2017: “THE GREAT WAR”
April 7, 2017: HEROIN & HEALTH CARE
April 7, 2017: GLORIA BUCKS TRADITION
April 7, 2017: “SESAME STREET” & AUTISM
April 7, 2017: A “PURPLE” PROSPECT!
April 6, 2017: HOMELAND UNDER SIEGE
April 6, 2017: WORLD WAR I
April 6, 2017: SEXISM IN CENTRAL PARK?
April 6, 2017: “AMERICAN PIE” HONORED
April 5, 2017: THE YOUNGEST VICTIMS
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April 4, 2017: RIKERS: THE END GAME
April 4, 2017: #STANDWITHTHIRTEEN
April 4, 2017: IN MOMMA’S FOOTSTEPS: LORNA LUFT
April 3, 2017: FIGHTING FOR THE ARTS!
April 3, 2017: WHAT’S HOLDING UP THE BUDGET?
April 3, 2017: LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM
April 3, 2017: LIFE AFTER THE NEWTOWN TRAGEDY
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March 31, 2017: BUDGET BATTLE SHOWDOWN