Following the news that the at Smith and 9th Streets in Carroll Gardens after renovations on the Culver Line, legions of straphangers have signed a petition to continue extended service to the next five stops in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. In an article published earlier today by the Brooklyn Paper, it was posited that many interested G train commuters are motivated by love.
“It would be almost impossible to see each other,” Amber Van Natten, a Greenwood Heights resident whose boyfriend resides in Greenpoint, told the Brooklyn Paper. “It’s a huge disservice to relationships.”
Backed by a recent Swedish study which purports that couples who commute more than 45 minutes are 40 percent more likely to split, the article predicts many break-ups in store for those living at the Fourth Avenue–Ninth Street, Seventh Avenue, 15th Street–Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue stations.
While the notion of the G train trafficking star-crossed lovers back and forth is a romantic one, Carroll Gardens Patch wonders if it's really a tunnel of love or not. You tell us!