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De Blasio Should Back Gondola Plan Before the L Train Shutdown, Pols Say

(DNAINFO) Gwynn Hogan | November 13, 2016 — Politicians are asking the mayor to consider building the East River Skyway before the L train shutdown.

North Brooklyn politicians are pushing the mayor to back a plan to build a gondola over the East River as an alternative transportation option between Manhattan and Brooklyn when the L train shuts down for repairs.

“This is the coolest thing we could do for the neighborhood,” said State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, one of three politicians to sign the Nov. 3 letter sent to the mayor in favor of the East River Skyway. “I don’t want to denigrate the BQX but this is even a greater plan to have a gondola going from Brooklyn to Manhattan forever.”

“They did it in London in 18 months,” said Lentol, referring to a cable car built there for the 2012 Olympics. “I don’t see why we can’t do it here fast enough to get it done before the L train shuts down.”

Source: De Blasio Should Back Gondola Plan Before the L Train Shutdown, Pols Say – Williamsburg – DNAinfo New York