Whilst thechangeling is basking in the glory of at last being eligible for FreshDirect delivery, I am here to report that although I’m not going to see any orange and green refrigerated trucks idling on my block any time soon, I did hear about a couple of welcome improvements in local services.
1. Tiny Cup (the cafÃ© on Nostrand on the corner of Clifton Place) delivers! And what’s more, they deliver as far east as Malcolm X. Which means they deliver to my block. Woohoo! The delivery area is bounded by Flushing and Broadway to the north, Washington Ave to the west, east to Malcolm X and south to Fulton St. So if you’re in the mood for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, panini or homemade baked goods delivered to your door, call 718-399-9200.
2. The B38 bus on DeKalb/Lafayette is getting limited-stop weekday service. This means that in the mornings I will be only one bus stop (instead of 4) from the G train. It will cut that part of my commute in half. I tried to search the MTA site to see if any of the other east-west routes (notoriously the slowest) were getting similar treatment, but turned up zilch. Limited-stop service towards downtown will be in effect from 6.45 am to 6.25 pm, and towards Queens from 8.05 am-7.35 pm, M-F. In Bed-Stuy, the westbound B38 LTD will stop at Broadway, Malcolm X, Lewis, Marcus Garvey, Nostrand, Bedford and Classon. Eastbound stops are Classon, Bedford, Nostrand, Marcus Garvey, Lewis, Malcolm X and Patchen. The best part of this, if you’re commuting between Bed-Stuy and downtown, there are no stops between Classon and Flatbush. Now if there were only a way to cut out the very slow trip along Fulton Mall …
There is supposed to be G train improvement as well, though that may be on hold now. I’ve noticed some express trains and more frequent service since the fare hike, but I’m not sure if there’s a consistent pattern. We’re too lowly to be included in any of the news stories on capital improvements that I’ve seen and again, I can’t find any info on the MTA site. What’s your impression?