Here We Go Again, No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan This Weekend - Long Island City 7 Train Weekend Outage Too And They Don't Like It Either
According to the MTA:
F Jamaica-bound trains run via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt AvOur neighbors across the East River in Long Island City will begin to experience weekend subway service outages too. According to LIC Post:
Weekend, 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jan 17 - 20
No Jamaica-bound service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.
... the MTA will be shutting down No. 7 train service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for 22 weekends this year.The Long Island City Twitterverse adds:
Furthermore, some of the local service between Queensboro Plaza and Flushing will be suspended for some of those weekends.
“22 weekends of closures in 2014 is outrageous and will hurt hundreds of thousands of people and threatens to kill our small businesses,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. “Enough is enough.”
Rebecca Trent, who owns the Creek and the Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue, said the weekend service outages are devastating to local businesses. “I’m trying to elevate the scene in Long Island City,” she said, “but it’s tough if people can’t get here.”
Trent, who also runs LIC Eateries, a group comprised of a number of neighborhood restaurants, said that the members are extremely unhappy.
“The MTA just comes on in and says: ‘Here’s the schedule [of closures], now go F-yourself,” Trent said. “The MTA has to start to recognize that we can’t be treated like this—that business people have families to look after… and businesses have to survive.”...
@rebelcave: The MTA is trying to turn LIC into Roosevelt Island! Get pissed! http://t.co/TrY8qrQBwY pic.twitter.com/lvZlOaLfGx
— The Creek & The Cave (@creekandcave) January 15, 2014
@weheartastoria @alobarnyc @heartOFqueens @QEDC @BrownstonerQNS Don't Let the MTA turn LIC into Roosevelt Island! pic.twitter.com/qT41g6yQ4Z
— Rebecca A. Trent (@rebelcave) January 15, 2014