Thu, 26 June 2014
Today I discuss systemic failures whether municipal or biological with Rebecca Trent, the owner/operator of The Creek and the Cave. Check out the Creek's schedule and go see a show there today.
Also, Rebecca and I discuss the disastrous effect of the MTA's 7 train weeekend shutdown (42% of weekends, 2014 and in years to come) on the business and shows in the LIC nightlife scene, turning a 5 minute ride into grand central into a 40 minute shuttlebus nightmare deeper into Queens just to get into the city.
If you care about comedy, community, and making New York an ever more vibrant place, help us get a shuttlebus that runs from Grand Central through the Holland Tunnel by contacting the political entities in question. The dramatis personae are: State Senator Michael Gianaris, Borough President Melinda Katz, State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler
Contact them as follows:
On Twitter, with the Hashtag #WTFMTA:
Catherine Nolan: Not on twitter.
Lois Tendler: Not on Twitter but use @MTA
Email Melinda Katz at email@example.com
Email Lois Tendler: No email but contact her on Linkedin
State Senator Michael Gianaris
Borough President Melinda Katz
Main: (718) 286-3000
Constituent Affairs (718) 286-2669
State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer
Office: (718) 383-9566
VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler
Office: (646) 252-2660
And if they don't respond, perhaps their Wikipedia articles should be changed to reflect that:
Lois Tendler at The MTA