It looks like the East River Skyway is getting a big boost from local elected officials. Three politicians have jumped on the idea, including U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, City Councilman Stephen Levin, and State AssemblymanJosephLentol. The trio together drafted a letter to Mayor de Blasio, encouraging him to back the tranist initiativeas a solution toimpending L train closure.“This is the coolest thing we could do for the neighborhood,” Lentol,toldDNA Info. “I don’t want todenigratetheBQXbut this is even a greater plan to have a gondola going from Brooklyn to Manhattanforever.”
East River Skyway moves closer to reality
The Skyway has been proposed as an L train alternative.