A Pawsitive Spin On Brooklyn’s L Train Shutdown

All pet owners know how difficult it can be to transport an animal around New York City – whether it’s taking their pet onto a crowded subway, or the struggles involved with ordering a car and hoping the driver is ok with having an animal on-board. The existing modes of pet-friendly transport are already lacking. Now imagine how much harder this sort of travel will be for Brooklyn residents once the L Train shuts down in April 2019.


The impending shutdown of Brooklyn’s L Train is sure to cause chaos for the 225,000 (human) residents who will have to find a new way into Manhattan every day. The MTA’s mitigation plan involves adding new busses and ferries, but expects 75-85% those affected residents to take alternate subway lines. Anyone who is familiar with the MTA’s already-chronic delays and overcrowding, knows that without additional alternatives, this would be chaos. This is where The New L comes in. The ultimate mission of The New L is to increase accessibility to transportation for all Brooklynites during the L shutdown – four-legged passengers included. The New L will pick you up at your doorstep and get you to work in Manhattan Monday through Friday.


The New L has partnered up with PetInsider to run select pet-friendly fleets, so your furry friends can come along for the ride! Riders will wake up with peace of mind each morning knowing that they’ll have a guaranteed, reliable ride at their door, and that their pet can join them without question.


There will only be a select group of pet-friendly fleets during their initial launch, so be sure to get on the waitlist now, Brooklynites! Sign up here.

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calla chuy

Calla is is a southern lady living in the big city and she's always proud to have professional puppy-phile on her resume. She is obsessed with all things PetCon and can't wait for the next one! In her free time, she can be found trying to pet dogs she meets on the streets of NYC!

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