U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to MTA head Joe Lhota calling on the agency to add a new bus line–called “The Nerd Bus”–that would connect the growing hipster neighborhoods in Brooklyn and in Long Island City to the city’s new tech hubs around the new Cornell teach campus and the Brooklyn Tech triangle.
“New York is seeing a major tech boom, with Brooklyn and Long Island City leading the way, and now the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island is going to be a game changer that further cements New York’s position as a leader in tech,” saidMr. Schumer. “You don’t need a PhD to know that connecting these neighborhoods through a ‘Nerd Bus’ is a no-brainer. The only thing separating these neighborhoods in New York City is a lack of transit connections. We need a high-speed rapid transit connection between Roosevelt Island and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, with stops at new hubs like Long Island City and the Navy Yard, and residential areas in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.” Read More