Closing Bell: Why Is It So Hard To Get to Queens From Brooklyn?


Getting to Queens from Manhattan is easy. Getting from Brooklyn to Queens is another matter. Subway options are basically limited to the dreaded G train. Alternatives include a bus line or the ferry, which only goes from Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The Atlantic Cities took a look at history to explain the frustrating trend: Trolleys previously served the city’s two most populous boroughs, but they closed down in the 1930s and 1940s. The result is the system we have today.