A more than 2 year-old proposal for an East River Skyway is gaining steam. With the impeding 18 month shutdown of the L train looming (and sooner than we like to think about), pressure is building on NYC to offer an alternate means of transportation. Three local politicians recently drafted a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio backing the idea.
U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, City Councilman Stephen Levin, and State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol all back the plan that would provide an airborne connection from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The gondolas would create 0 emissions, as well as be able to carry over 100,000 per day (5,000 per hour). The ride would only take about 6 minutes, and it is estimated it would cost $134 million to build.
Do you think the gondolas could solve the issues presented by the L train shut down?
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