L Train

This Subway Florist Hangs it up After Decades Peddling in 14th Street Station

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

When we first reported on the hardships of the 14th Street subway florist, it appeared time was short. Two months later, though, that fate is sealed. Friday was the last day in business for Periklis Tsoumas, who has been peddling petals on the platform of the 1st Avenue L station since 1972. Continuing the tradition […]

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MTA Hosts Another L-Train Shutdown Town Hall Amidst 14th Street Devastation

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:02 am

With Canarsie Tunnel rehab poised to deadlock East 14th Street, and already a complete bottleneck, the MTA is really starting to hear it from the locals. An attempt to assuage the populace is underway, as the city tonight hosts a town hall related to the impending doom. Polly Trottenberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner, and Andy […]

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Little Italy Rallies Against Buses Through Kenmare Street During L-Train Shutdown

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

The impending L-Train shutdown is causing localized pandemonium across the Lower East Side. From 14th Street on down to the Williamsburg Bridge, Delancey, and Kenmare Streets. A bit closer to home, the city is trying to push a proposal to ferry straphangers through Little Italy on the way to nearby subway stations. This would equate […]

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MTA: Debris Removal for Damaged Canarsie Subway Tunnel will Happen on Congested 14th Street

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Between the L Train Shutdown and development along East 14th Street, the whole area is a battered construction zone. The MTA began working on the Avenue B electrical substation and the purported Avenue A exit for the new 1st Avenue L station in September 2017. Since then, residents of Stuyvesant Town and across 14th Street have […]

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Little Italy Residents Propose Alternate Shuttle Bus Route as L-Train Shutdown Looms

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

One need only stroll down the five blocks of Kenmare Street – from the Bowery to its terminus at Lafayette – to understand the traffic clusterfuck. Pretty much any time of day, any day of the week. Several factors contribute to car congestion – as an extension of Delancey Street, it’s the on/off ramp to […]

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Missed Connection Post Revives Thoughts of Three-Day Marriage from 1989

Posted January 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

On the fair L Train is where one vexed New Yorker lays his scene. This well-scripted swan song found its way onto Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” a few days ago. And boy is it something. Allegedly married for three days back in ’89 to win a college bet, these two semi-lovebirds lost touch when Romeo had […]