A thunderstorm swept through New York City on Friday, bringing with it a flash flood warning and a slew of event postponements. If you were looking to schlep across town this weekend, the rain isn't the only thing that might get in your way. The MTA's weekly run of subway service changes are poised to make galavanting about New York a bit more tricky.
It's our goal to keep you from being stuck in subway purgatory while you're out making most of the city this weekend, and, with that in mind, we've compiled all of the MTA subway service changes that could get in your way.
Uptown-bound 1 trains will run express from 96th Street to 157th Street from 11:45pm Friday through 8pm Sunday.
3 trains will run to and from New Lots Avenue from 11:45pm Friday through 5pm Monday, replacing 4 train service in the borough. The 4 will also run locally between 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
5 train service will be suspended in both directions between E 180th Street and 149th Street-Grand Concourse from 7:45pm Saturday through 10am Sunday, and will also be suspended in both directions between Bowling Green and Grand Central from 6am to 11pm on Saturday and from 8am to 11pm on Sunday.
Getting to JFK via the A train won't be an option for most of the weekend, as service on the line will be suspended in both directions between Euclid Avenue and Howard Beach.
F train service will be suspended between Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and Church Avenue from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday.
L trains will be suspended west of Broadway Junction from 11:45pm Friday through 5am Monday, providing a bitter taste of the imminent 15-month shutdown of the line.