Bring back our bus! Restore the B71 with a new link through Red Hook to Manhattan
Posted on October 10, 2017 Brooklynites were hit hard in 2010 when the MTA eliminated the B71, which ran along Union Street, and was a lifeline for seniors, students, and families.
To this day, every time I visit the Eileen Dugan Senior Center, they have a very clear message: “Bring back our bus!” Despite economic recovery and significant population growth along the route, the line has never been restored, leaving thousands of riders stranded.
Meanwhile, nearby residents of Red Hook remain in a transit desert, despite physical proximity to Manhattan.
That’s why neighbors are rallying to demand the B71+ — a new bus route for Brooklyn that will revive the cross-Gowanus B71 with a new link through Red Hook to Lower Manhattan.