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Photo by Mary Bakija

Photo by Mary Bakija

Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes for the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info.

Through Friday:

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 19

Please allow additional travel time.

Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 19

Trains stop at Newkirk Plaza and Church Av.

For service to Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza or Kings Hwy and transfer to a Manhattan-bound Q.

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av; trains from Manhattan skip Avenue U
Days, 11am-3pm, Wednesday, December 17 to Friday, December 19

Service operates in two sections:
1. Between 179 St and Avenue X
2. Between Avenue X and Stillwell Av

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip.

For service to Avenue U, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. More info here.

Through the weekend:

Coney Island-bound Q trains run express from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay
Weekends, 5:45am-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays through December 28

Trains stop at Church Av, Newkirk Plaza and Kings Hwy.

For service to Parkside Av, Beverley, Cortelyou Rds, Avenue H, Avenue J, Avenue M, Avenue U and Neck Rd, take the Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza, Kings Hwy or Sheepshead Bay and transfer to a 57 St/7 Av-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the Q to Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or
Prospect Park and transfer to a Coney Island-bound Q.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

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Below you’ll find early week subway service changes for the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see what’s happening this weekend. Changes via MTA.info.

Starting Wednesday:

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 19

Please allow additional travel time.

Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 19

Trains stop at Newkirk Plaza and Church Av.

For service to Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza or Kings Hwy and transfer to a Manhattan-bound Q.

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av; trains from Manhattan skip Avenue U
Days, 11am-3pm, Wednesday, December 17 to Friday, December 19

Service operates in two sections:
1. Between 179 St and Avenue X
2. Between Avenue X and Stillwell Av

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip.

For service to Avenue U, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. More info here.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

Photo by Mary Bakija

Photo by Mary Bakija


Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes for the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn–and good news, because this Saturday and Sunday, we’re getting off scot-free! Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info.

Through Friday:

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av; Jamaica-bound trains skip Avenue U 
Days, 10:30am-3pm, Wednesday, December 10 to Friday, December 12

Service operates in two sections:
1. Between 179 St and Avenue X
2. Between Avenue X and Stillwell Av

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip.

For service to Avenue U, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. More info here.

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, December 10-11 and December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Fridays, December 12 and 19

Please allow additional travel time.

Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, December 10-11 and December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Fridays, December 12 and 19

Trains stop at Newkirk Plaza and Church Av.

For service to Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza or Kings Hwy and transfer to a Manhattan-bound Q.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

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Below you’ll find early week subway service changes for the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see what’s happening this weekend. Changes via MTA.info.

Starting Wednesday:

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Kings Hwy
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, December 10-11 and December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Fridays, December 12 and 19

Please allow additional travel time.

Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, December 10-11 and December 17-18; 9:45am-2pm on Fridays, December 12 and 19

Trains stop at Newkirk Plaza and Church Av.

For service to Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza or Kings Hwy and transfer to a Manhattan-bound Q.

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av; Jamaica-bound trains skip Avenue U 
Days, 10:30am-3pm, Wednesday, December 10 to Friday, December 12

Service operates in two sections:
1. Between 179 St and Avenue X
2. Between Avenue X and Stillwell Av

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip.

For service to Avenue U, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. More info here.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

Let's avoid this, shall we? Photo by Tiffany Y.

Let’s avoid this, shall we? (Old) Photo by Tiffany Y.

Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes in Brooklyn for the B, Q, and F lines. Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info.

Through Friday:

F service operates in two sections

Late nights, 12:01am-5am through Friday, December 5

F trains run as follows:

1. Between 179 St and Jay St-MetroTech, and via the A to/from Hoyt-Schermerhorn
2. Between Stillwell Av and Bergen St, and via the G to/from Bedford-Nostrand Avs

Transfer at Hoyt-Schermerhorn to continue your trip.

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av & Jamaica-bound trains skip Avenue U 
Days, 10:30am-3pm, December 3-December 5; December 10-December 12

F service operates in two sections: between 179 St and Avenue X, and between Avenue X and Stillwell Av.

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip. For service to Avenue U, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. More info here.

Astoria-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park 
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 5

Trains stop at Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza and Church Av. For service to Neck Rd, Avenue U, Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza, Kings Hwy or Sheepshead Bay and transfer to an Astoria-bound Q.

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay 
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 5

Please allow additional travel time.

Through the weekend:

57 St/7 Av-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park
Weekend, 10:45pm on Friday, December 5 to 5am on Monday, December 8

Trains stop at Newkirk Plaza and Church Av. For service to Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza or Kings Hwy and transfer to a 57 St/7 Av-bound Q.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

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Below you’ll find early week subway service changes for the B, Q, and F lines in Brooklyn. Check back Thursday to see what’s happening this weekend. Changes via MTA.info.

Starting Tuesday:

F service operates in two sections
Late nights, 12:01am-5am, Tuesday, December 2 to Friday, December 5

F trains run as follows:

1. Between 179 St and Jay St-MetroTech, and via the A to/from Hoyt-Schermerhorn
2. Between Stillwell Av and Bergen St, and via the G to/from Bedford-Nostrand Avs

Transfer at Hoyt-Schermerhorn to continue your trip.

Starting Wednesday:

F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av & Jamaica-bound trains skip Avenue U 
Days, 10:30am-3pm, December 3-December 5; December 10-December 12

F service operates in two sections: between 179 St and Avenue X, and between Avenue X and Stillwell Av.

Transfer at Avenue X to continue your trip. For service to Avenue U, take the F to Kings Hwy and transfer to an Avenue X-bound F. For service from this station, take the F to Avenue X where it will become a Jamaica-bound F. More info here.

Astoria-bound Q trains run express from Sheepshead Bay to Prospect Park 
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 5

Trains stop at Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza and Church Av. For service to Neck Rd, Avenue U, Avenue M, Avenue J, Avenue H, Cortelyou, Beverley Rds and Parkside Av, take the Q to Kings Hwy, Newkirk Plaza, Church Av or Prospect Park and transfer to a Brighton Beach-bound B or Coney Island-bound Q.

For service from these stations, take the B or Q to Church Av, Newkirk Plaza, Kings Hwy or Sheepshead Bay and transfer to an Astoria-bound Q.

Brighton Beach-bound B trains run local from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay 
Days, 9:45am-3pm, Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4; 9:45am-2pm on Friday, December 5

Please allow additional travel time.

Also, keep an eye out for changes in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens. Schedules occasionally change, so check MTA.info for the latest updates.

Photo by Allan Shweky

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Avenue U between East 15th Street and East 16th Street is currently closed to traffic after a crane struck the Brighton line subway overpass.

At approximately 11:15am, a large flatbed truck carrying the crane and two concrete cylinders attempted to pass under the overpass, but it just didn’t have the clearance. The crane slammed into the overpass, ripping the bolts free from the truck and tumbling to the ground – where it’s now jammed several inches into the newly paved asphalt.

“The truck is about 35 feet away from the crane – it really smashed it. The crane is embedded into the asphalt. The bolts that were holding it onto the truck are probably a good three or four inches into the street,” said tipster Randy Contello.

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FDNY responded to the scene and is still there, closing the street as they look to extract the stuck machinery from beneath the overpass.

DOT has also been summoned to the scene, but there have not been significant delays to B/Q service. Engineers are on-site determining the best strategy to remove the equipment.

No injuries were reported.

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Photos by Randy Contello.

Updated 12:25pm with additional details.

Update (12:55pm): They’ve brought in a crane to remove the crane. “Craneception,” said our tipster, Randy Contello.

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Update (1:56pm): The MTA said there’s been some damage to the overpass, but nothing significant. They also noted that the crane was still functional, which speaks volumes to its craftsmanship, I guess. Additionally, our tipster said that as of a minute or two ago, the crane has been loaded onto a flatbed and the street should reopen soon.

Update (2:02pm): The MTA has confirmed that the crane is owned by the MTA. They have not yet said whether the truck was being driven by an MTA employee. Portions of the above article have been edited to reflect this.

Correction/Update (3:30pm): Apparently it’s a bad day for cranes, and the MTA is getting all mixed up. They’ve retracted the previous information about this crane being owned by the MTA, and now note that that was about a similar incident in the Bronx. This appears to have been a private crane, and our tipster said the truck driving it was owned by Stillwell Construction.

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Personally, I prefer my ice cream smutty.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Reader Mike N. wrote to point out what he believes is a waste of NYPD resources: catching fare-beaters on the Voorhies Avenue side of the Sheepshead Bay subway station.

Do you know that since the token booth, which became a non-selling booth, was removed from the Shore Parkway entrance, police stand at the other entrance watching the TV monitors, and when someone jumps a turnstile (no high gates here) they then walk up to the platform and surprise them with a ticket.

Often there are two to three officers watching at one time. Yes, it’s a violation to avoid a fare, but wouldn’t it be more prudent to put gate-style turnstiles that can’t be jumped at all unattended stations?

This would 100% solve the fare avoidance problem…however, it would stop the sweet flow of $105 tickets into the MTA coffers. And why are there no policemen ever stationed at the unattended turnstiles? Wouldn’t it make more sense for public safety to have officers where the ‘eyes and ears’ of the booth clerks are absent? (I know…the booth clerks aren’t much help).

Briefly, rather than the practical use of officers to guard an unwatched, potentially dangerous entry (I do understand that they technically are watching, but nobody sees them, so they do not deter crime), the officers are used to generate revenue.

It doesn’t sound like Mike believes the problem is going after fare beaters – who should be caught for stealing from all taxpayers. But he thinks the problem can be solved more easily and those NYPD resources redeployed for something more useful. What do you think?

Is there an issue you’d like to sound off about, or a problem you want to shed light on? E-mail editor [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com and we’ll consider publishing it!

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A man died early Friday morning after he jumped in front of a Q train in Brighton Beach, the Daily News reports.

The man, who police said was in his mid 40s, apparently threw himself in front of the southbound Q train as it rolled into the Ocean Pkwy. station shortly after midnight on Friday, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital.

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