MTA weekend shutdown: Business owners fear the worst in Queens - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

MTA weekend shutdown: Business owners fear the worst in Queens

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

No one that we spoke to in Long Island City is happy about the 7 train shut down on weekends.

Small business owners fear this shutdown could put them out of business.

To say Rebecca Trent, owner of Creek and Cave Comedy Club in Long Island city is angry and frustrated right now may be an understatement.

Rebecca says she fears the worst. “It's going to be catastrophic! Are you kidding me?!” she said.

The 7 train, which connects Queens to Manhattan, will be shutting down on weekends starting at the end of the month and lasting until July.

Rebecca fears the shutdown will destroy her business.

“The bulk of our business happens on the weekends” she said. 

The MTA is cutting the 7 weekend service in order to do maintenance and repair work.

Jeff Blath opened Alobar Restaurant about 2 years ago.

He's worried that his place will be completely empty during the shutdown.

“It's going to be awful” Jeff said.

The MTA says it's willing to develop an advertising campaign to help offset the weekend train shutdown.

Queens officials are expected to meet with the MTA on Thursday to discuss other options.

That meeting will not be open to the public.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Mayor pushes back pre-k concerns

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:16:46 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch.
  • Humpback whale spotted near Queens

    Humpback whale spotted near Queens

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:15:03 GMT
    A photographer with the Wildlife Conservation Society photographed a humpback whale feeding on small fish a few miles off New York City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The WCS, which runs an aquarium and several zoos in New York, released the photo, taken by Julie Larsen Maher, of the whale breaching the surface of the water about six miles from the Rockaways.
    A photographer with the Wildlife Conservation Society photographed a humpback whale feeding on small fish a few miles off New York City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The WCS, which runs an aquarium and several zoos in New York, released the photo, taken by Julie Larsen Maher, of the whale breaching the surface of the water about six miles from the Rockaways.
  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:42:49 GMT
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices