You have one week left to travel between Brooklyn and Queens on the G train before it morphs into a non-mobile pumpkin. Starting next Friday at 10:30 p.m., there will be no service between Court Square and Nassau Ave until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 2ND. September 2nd is a small lifetime a way. A hamster born next Friday will have already started making tiny new hamsters by September 2nd. Invest in a bike, and prepare to build beautiful calf muscles.
The MTA reminds us that the long service break is necessary in order to repair damage done to the Greenpoint Tube during Hurricane Sandy; they'll be running shuttle buses up to Court Square to and from Nassau Av G station and the Lorimer L/Metropolitan G station. Here is a handy map [pdf] marking all the shuttle stops.
Beyond North Brooklyn, this weekend brings us another round of Summer Season Subway Changes, which are pretty much like all the other weekend subway changes, but have the added benefit of giving you more time on a sweltering platform. And though this weekend doesn't look like a major shitshow, there are still a few important advisories to watch out for. Notably, the 7 train continues its unending weekend hell, with no service between Times Square-42 St and Queensboro Plaza in both directions from 2 a.m. on Saturday until early Monday morning; you can also expect longer wait times on the 7, thanks to subway work.
The F train will also be rerouted via the M line from Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Streets on the Coney Island-bound track, and via the A line from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jay St-MetroTech. There are no 5 trains between E 180 St and Bowling Green, and 1 trains will run express from 96 Street to 145 Street all weekend. The A is suspended in both directions between 168 St and Inwood-207 Street, and both A and C trains will run express between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Canal St. A full list of subway changes can be found on the MTA's website.