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Rallying Round a Train That Gets No Respect


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Rallying Round a Train That Gets No Respect

If you will excuse a biblical flourish, the (G) train is the Moses of New York mass transit. Like Moses, it never made it to the Promised Land. That is, if Manhattan is your idea of divine promise. With its nosebleed-inducing apartment prices and rents, some think of it as flowing not so much with milk and honey as with bilk and money.

 

In any event, the (G) train has the distinction of being the city’s only subway line that makes no stops in Manhattan, the heart and wallet of New York. It is a lime green squiggle on the subway map, running from Brooklyn to Queens. Much of the day it barely gasps into Queens, making but two stops there. It meanders through Brooklyn neighborhoods like Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene and Greenpoint, places that are enjoying grand revivals and impressive measures of cachet among the young and mobile.

 

Would that the same might be said of the (G) line. That was the lament of about 100 people who gathered Wednesday evening at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a sort of pep rally.

 

Full story: nytimes_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - May 23, 2008

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The (G) was the last line the city made, and it was supposed to have more stations and an extenstion northeast, but none of that ever happened. The NYCTA was pre-occupied with the BMT, so some of the plans never made it pass the drawing board. Here's a little something on the (G)http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26798#post26798

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