East New York community calling for changes to local LIRR station

The nearby Broadway Junction station is set to receive millions of dollars in improvements, and East New York locals say it makes them feel forgotten.

Katelynn Ulrich and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 22, 2024, 9:54 PM

Updated 28 days ago

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Some people in East New York think that their local Long Island Rail Road station is in dire need of fixing.
One group says the station has been neglected and needs care and more accessibility. Robert Camacho took the J to the rally and says he got lost on his way, and that the underground path to transfer at Atlantic Avenue or Broadway Junction startles him.
"One of the guys said I could go down there and go through to get over there. I didn't know,” said Camacho.
The nearby Broadway Junction station is set to receive millions of dollars in improvements, and East New York locals say it makes them feel forgotten.
"Broadway Junction is slated to get elevators but we're still waiting on that and when it happens great. You know what's not getting an elevator? This station right here, East New York,” said Jeff Peters, director of communications for the Center for Independence of the Disabled-NY.
Councilmember Sandy Nurse says she’s had no indication that the LIRR station will be changed but that she will push to make them come true for the community.
The MTA provided the following statement regarding these concerns:
“The MTA shares Councilmember Nurse’s vision of a modern and accessible transit system for all, which is why the MTA is delivering ADA projects at an unprecedented pace – five times faster than before. We look forward to discussions about priorities like these as we work to construct the 2025-2029 Capital Program.”


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