Where: On the north side of Union St. just west of 7th Ave. in Brooklyn. The B71, until June 27th, stops here.
What: A sign of the times. Throughout the city, various bus stops slated for elimination are slowly being converted into, well, warnings of a service interruption to come. Up and down Union St., these signs mark the elimination of the B71, and I’m not sure what fate awaits the bus shelters. They’re owned by the Department of Transportation and not the MTA, and the city has an extension deal with CEMUSA for the advertising rights. I’d guess that the Spain-based company will continue to sell the ads, and the shelters will be used as street furniture. They’ll also serve as constant reminders of a time when our legislatures failed us and transit faltered in New York City.