Home Service Advisories The weekend of Pelham 1 2 3 (and service advisories)

The weekend of Pelham 1 2 3 (and service advisories)

by Benjamin Kabak

The reviews are for Tony Scott’s remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and the film is receiving surprisingly good write-ups. While it doesn’t sound as though the new version has the quirky charm of the 1974 flick, Scott’s work is being praised as a good summer action movie with a solid lead cast. It’s on my to-watch list for the weekend.

While the new movie seemingly glorifies a subway hijacking and hearkens back to an era in which subway riders knew the rails were a dangerous place to be, these days, the New York City Subway are as safe as they’ve ever been. Over at the Daily Beast, Seth Michael Donsky remembers the trains as they used to be. He chatted with photography John F. Coon about Coon’s work in the subways of the 1980s. It was a far different time indeed, and the pictures from the accompanying slideshow are fascinating.

Now, onto the service advisories. I’ll pretty these up with the bullets later tonight. Remember to check at your local station for up-to-date information. These advisories are as the MTA sends them on Thursday and are subject to change.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, uptown 1 and 2 trains skip 79th and 86th Streets due to station rehab work at 96th Street.


From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Manhattan-bound 6 trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester due to station painting at Buhre Avenue, Middletown Road, Westchester Square, Zerega Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue.


From 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Manhattan-bound 7 trains skip 111th, 103rd, 90th, 82nd, 74th, 69th, 52nd, 46th, 40th and 33rd Streets due to track panel installation at 74th Street and station painting at Junction Boulevard.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, Manhattan-bound A trains run local from Euclid Avenue to Jay Street, then on the F to West 4th Street, then local to 168th Street due to the Chambers Street Signal Modernization project.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, June 13, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 168th Street to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts., then express to Utica Avenue, then local to Euclid Avenue due to the Chambers Street Signal Modernization project.


From 12:01 a.m. to midnight Saturday, June 13, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 168th Street to Euclid Avenue due to Chambers Street Signal Modernization project.


From 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 168th Street to Utica Avenue, then express to Broadway-Junction, then local to Euclid Avenue due to the Chambers Street Signal Modernization project and track cleaning.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13, to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, there are no C trains running due to switch renewal south of West 4th Street. Customers should take the A instead.


From 11 p.m. Saturday, June 13 to 6 a.m. Sunday June 14, Bronx-bound D trains skip 155th, 167th, 170th, 174th-175th, and 182nd-183rd Sts. due to removal of old electrical and signal cables.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, Manhattan-bound D trains run on the N from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street (Brooklyn) due to installation of communications equipment between 9th Avenue and 36th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, June 13, Manhattan-bound D trains skip 182nd-183rd Sts. due to removal of old electrical and signal cables.


From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, Manhattan-bound F trains skip Ft. Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park and 4th Avenue due to third rail work.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, Manhattan-bound F trains run local from Forest Hills-71st Avenue to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to due to track and roadbed replacement at Grand Avenue.


From 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, June 13, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14 and from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, Jamaica-bound F trains run local from Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue to Forest Hills-71st Avenue due to track and roadbed replacement at Grand Avenue.


From 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, there is no G train service between Forest Hills-71st Avenue and Court Square. Customers should take the E or R instead.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 12 to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14, free shuttle buses replace L trains between Lorimer Street and Myrtle Avenue due to track and roadbed replacement at Jefferson Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, Manhattan-bound Q trains skip Newkirk Avenue due to station rehab work.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Highway to Prospect Park due to station rehab work at Newkirk Avenue.

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4 comments

Alon Levy June 13, 2009 - 1:17 am

Scott’s work is being praised as a good summer action movie with a solid lead cast

Which reviews have you read? The ones I’ve read give very little praise. The Chicago Tribune gives the movie 2.5 stars, comparing it negatively with the original. The Washington Post says,

If the film stayed there — if it focused on the psychology of an ordinary guy with a blot on his record and a crazy man who sees his own darkness in everyone he meets — it might be a good film. But this is a Tony Scott film, which means it is animated by a restless, absurd need for excess, for energy and speed and rapid, manic, dizzying camera work. And it has the usual Tony Scott tics, the misogyny and male solipsism. Women are reduced to bit players, passive, needy intrusions on the world of male jousting, annoying chicks who demand professions of love even as the world is going up in smoke.

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Benjamin Kabak June 13, 2009 - 1:56 am

Two reviews does not a consensus make.

By and large, the movie as a movie is receiving mixed reviews. But as I said, for a summer action movie, reviewers, such as those in The Times, The Journal, The LA Times and more, say it’s enjoyable and not terrible.

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Alon Levy June 15, 2009 - 5:53 pm

These were two of three I saw on Google News. The third was even more negative, but comes from a small local paper in Nebraska, so I didn’t quote it.

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Doug June 16, 2009 - 11:09 am

Will we get your review of Pelham 123?

New Yorkers should have lots of fun pointing out absurdities in the film (Midtown is South Ferry? The Brooklyn Fed? Why are the trains running passed a hostage car? Coney Island on the 6 line?) I know I did, to the point that I couldn’t suspend my disbelief. (Especially the cop cars pounding through the city with millions in the back and generally wreaking havoc. There would have been a lot more honking to get past stopped traffic, I think.)

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