Ever since the streetcar system that connected Brooklyn and Queens was effectively dismantled by the automobile industry, there has been virtually no way to travel between the two boroughs without a car, except by bike, boat, bus, foot or fowl. But today, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced the opening of a new subway line that will run essentially north-south, exclusively serving the two rapidly growing outer boroughs.
Called the G line, it will run between Church Avenue in Brooklyn and Court Square in Queens. While the trains only features four cars, they will run every eight minutes between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays. P.A. systems will announce their arrival at all twelve stations, while guidelines will ensure that the shorter-than-average trains arrive at the same place on the platform each time.
With amenities like this, there has truly never been a better time to move to an up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood like Williamsburg.