Jul 112013
"Mayor" Albanese Would Initiate Buyout Program For Hurricane-Affected Renters

NEWS: Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese says renters living in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy deserve equal treatment by state government. That’s why the former city councilman says that if he’s elected this fall, he’d start by offering tenants in shore-side neighborhoods a year’s rent to leave their apartments before the next superstorm strikes.

Apr 162013
R-Train Riders Say Court Street Station Could Use Post Sandy Cleanup

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: While R-train riders in Bay Ridge have to put up with messy local stations that let in the elements, commuters say the conditions at one Downtown Brooklyn stop remain downright disgusting more than six months after Hurricane Sandy flooded the platform.

Dec 052012
MTA: R-Train Will Not Run Under East River Until End Of Year

Traffic & Transit: Despite announcing last week that direct R-train service to Manhattan would return by mid December, the MTA is now saying restoration of the Montague Street Tunnel will take until the end of the year.

Nov 272012
[UPDATED] R-Train Service "Days Away" From Being Restored

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: As the absence of direct R-train service to Manhattan passes the four week mark, MTA officials are assuring Bay Ridge riders that the Montague Street Tunnel connection will be back up and running in seven to fourteen days.

Nov 162012
R-Train Manhattan Connection To Remain Out-Of-Service For Weeks

TRANSIT: The R-train tunnel connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan was subject to extensive flooding during Hurricane Sandy and will be out for two-to-three more weeks as the MTA makes repairs. The Montague Street Tunnel, as it is officially known, will be the last of the interborough subway connections to be restored.