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MetroCard machine don't want your money

Heads up to anyone who might be riding the subway late tonight with a MetroCard that’s low on funds — you better have some cash on you, just in case.

All MetroCard vending machines will experience an outage because of a system upgrade on Saturday, October 25 from 2-6am, during which time no credit or debit card purchase will be accepted. You can still use cash, though.

The MTA says they expect the system to be back up and accepting cards no later than 6am.

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D LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Monday to Wednesday, Manhattan-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from Stillwell Av to 36 St, Brooklyn.

  • Trains stop at 62 St-New Utrecht Av.
  • To Bay 50 St, 25 Av, Bay Pkwy, 20 Av, 18 Av, 79 St, and 71 St, take the 205 St-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D.
  • To 55 St, 50 St, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, and 9 Av, take the 205 St-bound D to 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound-bound D.
  • From these stations, take a Coney Island-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or Stillwell Av and transfer to a 205 St-bound D.

From 10:45pm to 5am, Mondau to Friday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

N LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Thursday and Friday, Coney Island-bound N trains run express via the D from 36 St, Brooklyn to Stillwell Av.

  • Trains stop at 9 Av, 62 St-New Utrecht Av, and Bay Pkwy.
  • To 59 St, take the R.
  • To 8 Av and Fort Hamilton Pkwy, take the Coney Island-bound N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av and transfer to a Ditmars Blvd-bound N.
  • To 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, Kings Hwy, Avenue U, and 86 St, take the Coney Island-bound N to Stillwell Av and transfer to a Ditmars Blvd-bound N.
  • From these stations, take a Ditmars Blvd-bound N to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D or N.

R LINE

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St – take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

From 9:45pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Thursday, 95 St-bound R trains run express from 71 Av to Roosevelt Av.

F LINE

From 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Avenue X-bound F trains skip Avenue U.

From 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, F service operates in two sections:

  1. Between 179 St and Avenue X.
  2. Between Avenue X and Coney Island.

From 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Coney Island.

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Smith-9 Sts, Carroll St, and Bergen St.

From 9:45pm to 5am, Tuesday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd, and 75 Av.

From 12:30am to 5am, Wednesday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains run local from 21 St-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Av.

Avenue U's N line station. (Source: Google Maps)

Avenue U’s N line station. (Source: Google Maps)

Early morning straphangers made a gruesome find Saturday after a man hanged himself at Avenue U’s N line subway station in Gravesend.

The man was found hanging by a “thick rope” at about 3:35am, police told the Daily News. The rope was tied to the staircase on the Manhattan-bound side of the platform, Gothamist adds. Conflicting reports indicate he was either 22 or 25 years old.

His identity was not released, but police believe it was a suicide and are still investigating, though no criminality is suspected.

The scene was cleaned up quickly. Neighbors who rode the train at the station just hours after said they were unaware of the incident until reports surfaced later in the day.

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D LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from 36 St to Stillwell Av.

From 11pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from DeKalb Av to 59 St. Manhattan-bound D trains run local from 36 St to DeKalb Av.

From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

N LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound N trains are rerouted via the D from Stillwell Av to 36 St.

From 11pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound N trains run local from DeKalb Av to 59 St. Manhattan-bound N trains run local from 36 St to DeKalb Av.

R LINE

There are no service adjustments scheduled at this time.

F LINE

From 11:15pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound F trains run express from Church Av to Jay St-MetroTech.

Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Ibagli via Wikimedia Commons

A reader sent us the following letter to the editor, making a case for a pedestrian and bike path spanning the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and urging neighbors to attend a rally for the cause this Saturday:

A dedication was held on November 21, 1964 to open the Verrazano Bridge to the public. That day, a group of people spoke out that the bridge should have a walkway. One carried a sign, “Are Feet Obsolete?”

Robert Moses, then the head of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, didn’t want a pedestrian / bicycle path. Now, at the 50th year anniversary, it’s a good time to fix this mistake.

Some feel that a Verrazano foot / bike path would be too long because the length would be 2.59 miles. However, there are paths longer than this that are being built. San Francisco’s Bay Bridge foot path is two thirds completed. When done, the path will be 4.46 miles long. The Tappan Zee Bridge is being replaced. The new bridge will include a foot path that will be three miles long.

The cost of this foot / bike path? When a Department of City Planning study was done in 1997 the price to put a path between the cables of the bridge was estimated to be 26.5 million. That would be 39.2 million in today’s dollars. Is that too much for a path that will be there for generations when the net profit from the Verrazano tolls is estimated to be 250 million per year? Let the MTA use more of our Verrazano toll money on enhancements to the bridge instead of subsidizing their other projects.

It is time to put a path on the Verrazano Bridge. We have waited long enough. Come out to the rally for the path on October 18, 2014. That’s from 11:00am to noon at the Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard, at Edgewater Street in Staten Island.

— Roy Fischman

D LINE

From 9:45am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from 36 St, Brooklyn to Stillwell Av.

  • Trains stop at 62 St-New Utrecht Av.
  • To 9 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, and 55 St, take the Coney Island-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av and transfer to a 205 St-bound D.
  • To 71 St, 79 St, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, 25 Av, and Bay 50 St, take the Coney Island-bound D to Stillwell Av and transfer to a 205 St-bound D.
    • From these stations, take a 205 St-bound D to 62 St-New Utrecht Av or 36 St and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D.

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, Manhattan-bound D trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

From 10:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Fordham Rd.

N LINE

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, Manhattan-bound N trains run express from 36 St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and skip DeKalb Av.

R LINE

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

F LINE

From 12:30am to 5am, Tuesday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains run local from 21 St-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Av.

From 10:15am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Avenue U.

From 10:30am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, F service operates in two sections:

  1. Between 179 St and Avenue X.
  2. Between Avenue X and Coney Island, every 20 minutes.

Source: dtanist/Flickr

D LINE

From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

N LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

R LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

F LINE

From 12:01am Saturday to 5am Monday, F trains run local in Queens.

Source: Orin Zebest/Flickr

D LINE

From 10:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

From 9:45am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound D trains are rerouted via the N from 36 St, Brooklyn to Stillwell Av. Trains stop at New Utrecht Av-62 St.

N LINE

There are no service advisories scheduled at this time.

R LINE

From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, there are no R trains in Brooklyn between 59 St and 36 St—take the N. R trains run between Bay Ridge-95 St and 59 St, Brooklyn.

F LINE

From 12:30am to 5am, Tuesday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains run local from 21 St-Queensbridge to Roosevelt Av.

When life gives you lemons, litter. (Source: minnepixel/Flickr)

D LINE

From 5:45am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, Coney Island-bound D trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 50 St, and 55 St.

From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av.

N LINE

No subway service advisories scheduled at this time.

R LINE

No subway service advisories scheduled at this time.

F LINE

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Fort Hamilton Pkwy, 15 St-Prospect Park, and 4 Av-9 St.

From 12:01am Saturday to 5am Monday, F trains run local in Queens.

Source: stuart mcalpine./Flickr

D LINE Beginning 8:30pm, Monday to Thursday, Manhattan-bound D trains run local from 36 St, Brooklyn to DeKalb Av. Beginning 10pm, Monday to Thursday, Coney Island-bound D trains run local from DeKalb Av to 36 St, Brooklyn. From 10:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, 205 St-bound D trains run express from 145 St to Tremont Av. N LINE Beginning 8:30pm, Monday to Thursday, Manhattan-bound N trains run local from 59 St, Brooklyn to DeKalb Av. Beginning 10pm, Monday to Thursday, Coney Island-bound N trains run local from DeKalb Av to 59 St, Brooklyn. From 11:45pm to 5am, Monday to Wednesday, Coney Island-bound N trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, skipping DeKalb Av. Use nearby 4 stations instead. From 11:45pm to 5am, Wednesday to Friday, Manhattan-bound N trains are rerouted via the Manhattan Bridge. Use nearby 4 stations instead. R LINE From 9:45pm to 12 midnight, Monday to Thursday, 71 Av-bound R trains run express from Queens Plaza to 71 Av. From 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, there are no R trains between 95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn. R trains skip Union St, 4 Av-9 St, Prospect Av, and 25 St, in both directions. Use free shuttle buses and D and N trains. F LINE From 10pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, Coney Island-bound F trains run local from 71 Av to 21 St-Queensbridge. From 9:45pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, 179 St-bound F trains skip 75 Av, Van Wyck Blvd, and Sutphin Blvd. From 10:15am to 3pm, Tuesday to Thursday, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Avenue U.

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