New Subway Line to Connect Brooklyn and Some Other Borough


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.

Photo by Ian Westcott