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Rector Street 1 train station

MTA Shuts Down 1 Train

Rector Street 1 train station
Rector Street 1 Train

Obviously, the MTA doesn’t want us to leave Battery Park City, we are losing our 1 train over the next two weekends.

On top of losing the 9 and W trains as well as M9 service, we are really living up to our “Lower Manhattan’s Siberia” reputation.

The shut down of the 1 train will accomodate for end-to-end maintenance on the line, which includes completing work at the World Trade Center site.

The decision to shut the 1 train down over two weekends was the lesser of two transportation evils and provided more efficient repairs versus stretching them out over months.

For the next two weekends, free shuttle buses will connect riders to points on the A line that will run locally along the 2/3 lines within Manhattan.

According to the MTA.info website:

The 2,3,A trains, free shuttle buses, and the M3 bus provide alternate service

Weekend, 11:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Sep 17 – 20 | Sep 24 – 27

2 and 3 trains run local and replace the 1 between 96 and Chambers Sts.

(Downtown 2 and 3 trains skip 86 and 79 Sts)

Shuttle buses run in four sections making station stops on the 1 line:

1. On Broadway between 242 and 215 Sts, then connecting to the 207 St A station.

2. On St Nicholas Av between 191 and 168 Sts.

3. On Broadway between 168 and 96 Sts (express and local service).

4. In Lower Manhattan between Chambers St and South Ferry.

Battery Park City's own Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts for Battery Park City

Battery Park City's own Dunkin' Donuts
Battery Park City's own Dunkin' Donuts

As of this past Saturday, Battery Park City residents now have a chance to “run on Dunkin'” on their way to catching their subway on Rector Street.

Although there has been a smaller express version of Dunkin’ Donuts on Cortlandt Street — this shop is a full service store well positioned right off the Rector Street bridge located within the 88 Greenwich Street building.

A visiting California resident, touring through the area — was so enamored by the store he himself took a picture of the new shop. He exclaimed that there did not exist any Dunkin’ Donuts in California. (Well, we’ll trade you an In and Out burger any day buddy.)

Our inaugural donut purchase at this location was the “Stars and Stripes” donut — a sugar glazed, chocolate frosted and patriotic sprinkle colored donut — just in time for July 4th weekend.

Do you think this was a good addition to the neighborhood?

California tourist enamored with our Dunkin' Donuts
California tourist enamored with our Dunkin' Donuts
Batteryparkcity.com's Inaugural Dunkin Donut
Batteryparkcity.com's Inaugural Dunkin Donut: Stars and Stripes Donut
Dunkin Donuts at 88 Greenwich
Don't forget to turn in for Dunkin' Donuts!