Elected officials, members of the cultural community and business owners are holding a press conference tomorrow (December 28th, 2012) to demand that the MTA change the planned work that would leave the 7 Train down for 13 consecutive weekends.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who is organizing the event, said that the community is outraged over the length of the outages and the perpetual lack of communication from the MTA to transit riders.
“The large cultural community in Long Island City is especially hard hit as an industry that relies on weekend attendance. Enough is enough: 7 Train riders and the people of Queens deserve better,” Van Bramer said.
WHAT: Press Conference on 13 weekends of 7 Train outage in Long Island City
WHEN: Friday, December 28th at 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: Corner of Vernon Blvd. & 50th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
WHO: Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Community Members