69: Creeks, Caves, Community, & Rebecca Trent

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Today I discuss systemic failures whether municipal or biological with Rebecca Trent, the owner/operator of The Creek and the Cave. Check out the Creek's schedule and go see a show there today.

Also, Rebecca and I discuss the disastrous effect of the MTA's 7 train weeekend shutdown (42% of weekends, 2014 and in years to come) on the business and shows in the LIC nightlife scene, turning a 5 minute ride into grand central into a 40 minute shuttlebus nightmare deeper into Queens just to get into the city.

If you care about comedy, community, and making New York an ever more vibrant place, help us get a shuttlebus that runs from Grand Central through the Holland Tunnel by contacting the political entities in question. The dramatis personae are: State Senator Michael Gianaris, Borough President Melinda Katz, State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler

Contact them as follows:

On Twitter, with the Hashtag #WTFMTA:

@SenGianaris

@MelindaKatz

Catherine Nolan: Not on twitter.

@JimmyVanBramer

Lois Tendler: Not on Twitter but use @MTA

By Email:

Email State Senator Mike Gianaris via webform

Email Melinda Katz at info@melindakatz.com

Email State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Email Jimmy Van Bremmer at jvanbramer@council.nyc.gov or via Webform

Email Lois Tendler: No email but contact her on Linkedin

By phone:

State Senator Michael Gianaris

Albany 518-455-3486

District 718-728-0960

Borough President Melinda Katz

Main: (718) 286-3000

Constituent Affairs (718) 286-2669

State Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Sunnyside: 718-784-3194

Ridgewood: 718-456-9492

Albany: 518-455-4851

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Office: (718) 383-9566

VP Of Gov & Community relations Lois Tendler

Office: (646) 252-2660

Whitepages Listing:

718-625-4756

And if they don't respond, perhaps their Wikipedia articles should be changed to reflect that:

Michael Gianaris

Melinda Katz

Jimmy Van Bramer

Catherine Nolan

Lois Tendler at The MTA

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