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Eyes on the Street: Franklin Avenue

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The Shuttle, as seen from Brevoort Place.

This four-stop line deteriorated and was nearly abandoned by the MTA in the 1980s and again in the 1990s. Instead, after community opposition, it was restored for $74 million in 1999, although one station, Dean Street, was closed. Does anybody know more details about the community advocacy that led to the preservation of the line?

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