The continuing hell that is F and G train service around Brownstone Brooklyn continues, starting this weekend lasting into, basically, eternity. So if you've ever wanted to explore Windsor Terrace with the magic public transportation, do it now, while you still can.
Here are the details: starting tonight at midnight and continuing through 5am Monday, there will be no F trains between Jay St-MetroTech and 18th Ave, and no G trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Ave, though there will be (surprisingly fast!) shuttle buses.
That's all well and good, but the real drama happens Monday morning, when the southbound platforms at Fort Hamilton and 15th St/Prospect Park will be closed, until a vague "spring 2012." All commuters will either have to walk home from an alterante station or double-back from the Church Avenue stop, which some residents feel is "is incredibly dangerous given the recent string of sexual attacks" in the area.
Windsor Terrace Blog reports that the local precincts have agreed to increase their presence, particularly during the darker evening hours, but even if it's safe, it's still a pain in the ass: "It’s an inconvenience to people and it’s definitely going to affect peoples quality of life,” Gary Reilly, a member of the Community Board 6 Transportation Committee told the Brooklyn Paper. “If the MTA had some better resources, they could provide a shuttle bus to replace the services that were lost.”
The work being done is part of the $275.5 million project to rehabilitate the nearly century-old Culver Viaduct nearby. In the immortal words of the MTA: PLEASE BE PATIENT!