Downtown Trains Diverted Along the E Line

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend

Updated 47 weeks ago
No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
File photo

Starting tonight (Friday) at 10:45 p.m., there will me no F Train or other subway service southbound into Manhattan from Roosevelt Island. Service resumes Monday morning at 5:00. Here are some things you can do about it.

If you prefer staying above ground when you can, as I do, you're first choice is probably the obvious: Enjoy a float across the East River on the Tram.

But the Tram can get crowded on such weekends and may have long lines. Accessibility isn't great for the mobility challenged, and rickety elevator service that's needed replacement for a decade or more at 2nd Avenue is never a sure thing.

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
Click4Ad

A great alternative, is the NYC Ferry. Plenty of transfers are available, accessibility is excellent, and on arrival at Manhattan landings at 34th Street and Wall Street, land based options are nearby. If you take the hop only as far as Long Island City, you'll find a rich shoreline of parks and services with more available on nearby streets. Good time to get acquainted, if you haven't already done so.

Your final predictable alternative, good especially in bad weather, is to take the Queens bound F, which is running as regularly as it usually is on weekends (Sorry!), which is often unpredictable. After the first stop at 21st Street, you express to an accessible junction of numerous lines at Roosevelt Avenue in Jamaica.

If you can tolerate the wait, you can also bus to Queens Plaza on the Q102 and catch a subway there.

Best of luck.

No Subway Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
Click4Ad

Here's the MTA's official announcement:

Weekend Service Notice

  SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS | 10:45 PM Fri, Aug 17 to 5 AM Mon, Aug 20 Coney Island-bound  trains run via the  from Roosevelt Av, Queens to Canal St, Manhattan and via the  to Jay St-MetroTech, Brooklyn


No Coney Island-bound  service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63, 57, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 34 St-Herald Sq, 23, 14, B'way-Lafayette Sts, 2 Av, Delancey St, East Broadway and York St.

Travel Alternatives
Take the Jamaica-bound  and/or nearby 8 Av  .
Transfer between trains at 34 St-Herald Sq  (Jamaica-bound only), W 4 St     and/or Jay St-MetroTech   .  
Comments powered by Disqus

Assorted Ideas

Who was Carter Burden?

Who was Carter Burden and why does it matter today? If you live in New York City, especially if you’re over sixty, you might expect the question to be what is, not who was Carter Burden? Getting to know Carter Burden, the man, not the nonprofit that bears his name, will surprise you. Carter Burden: … Continue reading Who was Carter Burden? →

The post Who was Carter Burden? appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Mainstream News Media Sucks #1

My first direct experience with news reporting happened way back in 1968. A vehement anti-war activist, uninvited, I visited my favorite hometown columnist. Tom Cawley wrote for the Binghamton Press. Protesting the bloody conflict in Southeast Asia wasn’t popular in my conservative Upstate hometown, but I hoped he would listen. Cawley turned my story into … Continue reading Mainstream News Media Sucks #1 →

The post Mainstream News Media Sucks #1 appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

A Free Miracle Cure…?

“A miracle cure,” says Great Britain’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. and it’s absolutely free. BMJ, a medical journal, doesn’t go as far but says it’s “the best buy for public health.” And one other thing, it’s simple, and it’s free. Free and Easy, Walking to Better Health No matter how you feel about exercise, compared with … Continue reading A Free Miracle Cure…? →

The post A Free Miracle Cure…? appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.