The L train, which carries 400,000 weekday riders between Manhattan and Brooklyn, will shut down between the boroughs for 18 months beginning in 2019 while the MTA repairs damage caused by superstorm Sandy, officials announced.
So what the heck will happen to all those people who ride the train every day? Well, it won't be pretty, but there are, of course, pros and cons ...
Pro: Brooklyn L riders can manspread all they want
Pro: Ferries will flourish
Con: Uber surge pricing forever
Pro: Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop will be blazing
Pro: Your office might let you work from home
Con: The J and G trains will be insufferable
Pro: More people will bike to work
Pro: Fewer new millennials will move in