Anyway, we don't seem to have a topic on the shutdown. I searched various terms, Canarsie, 14th, and tunnel, and no apparent discussion. So here we go, have at it, feel free to discuss what's being done, the service plan, what they could do, yada yada.
New York Times
I know there won't be much to talk about while we wait for the tunnel to actually close, and work to start, but hopefully come 2019 we'll remember this topic, and have more to talk about.L Train Will Shut Down From Manhattan to Brooklyn in ’19 for 18 Months
After months of uncertainty, the authority said on Monday that the tunnel, which runs under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, would be shut entirely for a year and a half, starting in January 2019, to repair serious damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The plan promises to upend the commutes of tens of thousands of people along a popular line that has become synonymous with the hipster culture of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods. The reaction was swift, with regular L riders expressing despair.
“Instead of three stops, I’ll have to take three trains,” Marley Cavalcanti, 30, of Greenpoint, said as she waited on a platform in the Bedford Avenue station on her way into Manhattan on Monday.
Others offered little sympathy, suggesting that commuters learn to love the bus. “2019 is the year Williamsburg dies,” a headline in The New York Post blared in a bit of hyperbole.