"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."
With the Queen of Soul currently seriously ill and under hospice care, some fan (fans?) took it upon themselves to turn the Franklin St. subway station in Tribeca into an Aretha Franklin tribute, with pasted lyrics and song titles on stairsteps and signage...
The Broadway-Lafayette station, which is just a few blocks from where Bowie used to live in Soho, has been transformed into a tribute/installation to him - and an ad for 'David Bowie Is' at Brooklyn Museum. They're also selling official Bowie MTA MetroCards.
With the much-dreaded L Train shutdown now only a year away, concerns continue to be raised that the MTA's shutdown plan will not be sufficient to accommodate the estimated 275,000 riders who use it to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan daily.
A woman passed out and fell onto the train tracks at the Bedford Ave L stop this morning just as the Manhattan-bound train was approaching. The incident happened around 11:15 AM and the train narrowly missed her..
The long-awaited plan to mitigate the upcoming transit nightmare of being without the L for fifteen months, beginning April 2019, includes increased subway service, busing, cycling enhancements, and a new ferry line.
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