LATEST NEWS:  (3/24/19)

THERE Is STILL TIME TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE BUSWAY- Attend and speak at the upcoming Community Board Transportation Committee Meetings:
MTA/DOT will be presenting and asking for input on 14th Street plans at the following:
CB#5 - Mar. 25 at 6:00pm; Bryant Park Corp., 111 West 40th Street, #2400
CB#2 - Apr. 4 at 6:30 pm- NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Pl., Room 206


MTA Open Houses in March & April
Take this opportunity to give your input to the MTA/DOT on the rollback of the "mitigation plans."
Your attendance and feedback is CRITICAL. The community continues to be impacted with changes no longer needed since the L Train in NOT closing; the focus can no longer just be on commuters passing through.

The remaining sessions are from 6pm - 8pm:
Mon, April 8 - 14th St. Y at 344 East 14th St
For more details, read the MTA press release

MTA Announces Plans for the L Train Repairs without a Busway on 14th St. (2/13/19)
This is great news, but we need to continue our efforts. The MTA said their plan is open to revision, based on feedback they receive from upcoming meetings with community groups. "This is not a final plan. This is the evolving proposal."    We need to speak out to ensure that the needs of the community are addressed.

Check out the New York Post: MTA Scraps Plan to Turn 14th Street into Busway....

The Coalition Responds to the Governor’s proposal (1/6/19)

The 14th Street Coalition applauds the Governor’s proposal for innovative below ground changes that will no longer require closing the L train.  However, we remain very concerned with the above ground changes currently in various stages of implementation which are already impacting the safety, health and quality of life of the local community.

Read our press release here.

L Train Watch Website Launched

Bookmark our new L Train Watch website and post issues/incidents/photos/videos. What's not working - excessive traffic? emergency vehicles stuck? safety problems? issues carrying out daily activities?


We are the 14th Street Coalition, a diverse group of people who live, work, go to school, and commute all over downtown Manhattan.

We are so named because 14th Street is the home to the L train in Manhattan and will be ground zero during the L train shutdown for repairs.

We know that the impact of the MTA/DOT's proposed mitigation plan will be felt well beyond 14th Street and that it will adversely affect stakeholders in all parts of downtown Manhattan and in Brooklyn.

We have come together to ask our elected officials and the MTA and the DOT to do their jobs and come up with a plan that strikes a more cohesive balance between the potential needs of displaced commuters relative to the inherent needs of local businesses and residential communities within the 14th Street corridor and surrounding neighborhoods.

We created this website so that you can learn more about the DOT/MTA proposed plans for our communities during the L train shutdown and what we are doing, and can do, to preserve our quality of life during that period. 

Under the ACT tab you can sign our petition, download and customize letters and fliers to share with your community, find contact information and suggestions of how to engage elected officials, and find out about upcoming community board and other relevant meetings. 

Check out IN THE NEWS to read about what's been going on, according to the media.

In LEGAL, you can find a copy of the lawsuit filed on behalf of the coalition and others. 

READ MORE has an about us section, as well as links to presentations that have been shared about the project. 

LATEST NEWS is where you'll find the most current info about what's going on.

Stay informed. Let your voice be heard.  Join us.