By this point, almost every New Yorker is aware of the recent changes made to the NYC subway maps. But what do they really mean to your average train rider?
Does this mean anything to you?
- New orange replaces weekday service (with the exception of 2 Av)
- New travels from Middle Village-Metropolitan Av, Queens through Midtown Manhattan to Forest Hills-71 Av, Queens
- does not stop at 2 Av; take the
- no longer operates to/from Lower Manhattan; take the
- no longer operates to/from Downtown Brooklyn and Bay Parkway; take the or
- Weekends: new continues to operate as a shuttle between Middle Village-Metropolitan Av and Myrtle Av.
[ Source: MTA New York City Transit ]
Didn’t think so.
We’ve asked Besen Retail’s best and brightest (who currently posses monthly train passes) to give their best shot at help us fully decipher the new subway map.
Here’s what counts:
- As we reported earlier, the train has been completely shut down, and replaced by the around most of the city, and the in Brooklyn.
- The has also been canned, and the are picking up the slack.
- The train conveniently enough now goes all the way into ueens, stopping at Ditmars Boulevard in (one of our favorite neighborhoods in queens) Astoria, just a few blocks from our featured listing at 38-01 Ditmars. This will cause a slight delay in trains going downtown.
- The train’s stops have been cut short (last stop is at Long Island City- Court Sq) and it no longer operates along Queens Blvd; if you’re heading into queens, take the , new or instead.
Does this “service change” include any updates or enhancements for the insane climate conditions within the train cars or subway stations?
Of course not.
Will the price for a single ride ever go down in price?
Of course not.
Will any of these changes actually have a significant impact on our daily commutes?
OF COURSE NOT.
That’s all for now, enjoy your ride, and please, standclearoftheclosingdoors.