Myrtle Ave. businesses: Sales down due to MTA construction

Myrtle Avenue businesses say foot traffic and sales are down after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began a major construction project at a nearby subway

BUSHWICK - Myrtle Avenue businesses say foot traffic and sales are down after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began a major construction project at a nearby subway station.

Construction at the Knickerbocker Avenue station began in August and has shut down M train service in both directions. The construction has caused sales to drop to an all-time low. Businesses in the area say parking woes due to trash, large machinery and the city restrictions also add to their economic troubles.

Business owners are now asking the MTA for thousands of dollars in compensation. Construction is expected to last until January.

The MTA says once construction is complete at the Knickerbocker Avenue station, it will begin the same construction project at the Central Avenue station a few blocks away.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are looking for at least one suspect 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
A teen has died after police say he 3 Teen killed after attempting jump from train to platform in Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 4 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
News 12 took to the streets to find 5 Word on the Street: Time travel

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE