Now that Joe Lhota has left the M.T.A., the M.T.A. is considering a small-scale introduction of platform screen doors, as a subway-pusher prevention measure.
"It's obvious I'm not at the M.T.A. anymore, because they're talking about doing that," cracked Lhota today, during his remarks at the New York Building Congress.
North Brooklynites, take heart. The M.T.A. is working to repair the L train. Here's some video evidence.
For the first time in more than a week, North Brooklyn has subway service, as the G train resumed operation.
The G and L train tunnels, which just yesterday were still flooded, have now been pumped dry, the M.T.A. announced.
Unlike their counterparts in Staten Island and Rockaway, Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents emerged from Sandy largely unscathed.
Nevertheless, their patience with the city's otherwise widely lauded transit recovery efforts is growing thin.
The Strand Bookstore, with its famous "18 Miles of New, Used, Rare and Out of Print Books," is as New York as a bookstore can get, and so naturally it seems on a summer day to be mostly tourists.
It also makes sense that several of the books on the store's bestseller list—Gary Shteyngart's brand-new Super Sad True Love Story (No. 3), Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (No. 8), Sloane Crosley's essay collection I Was Told There'd Be Cake (No. 9), Catcher in the Rye (No. 16), Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin (No. 17), and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn (No. 19)—have little in common except that they are set in the city.