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Gothamist publisher: Don’t move away from Williamsburg during L-train shutdown

June 25, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
L train commuters work their way across a crowded subway platform. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
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Some Williamsburg residents are wondering whether they should move out of the area by April, when MTA’s 15-month shutdown of the L train in the direction west of Bedford Avenue begins.

One person, who lives in a rent-stabilized apartment in the area and works near Union Square, recently sought advice from Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin on the subject. Dobkin counseled him to keep his rent-stabilized apartment, saying, ”Jobs come and go, subway systems collapse and are rebuilt, but a good rent-stabilized apartment is forever.”

He added that thousands of other people will have the same problem getting to work, and that his workplace may allow him to work from home on some days. “Working at home is about to become very, very popular,” Dobkin said.


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