Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday's Briefing From President Peruggi

For Kingsborough faculty and staff who missed Monday's briefing, the video can be found at -

Vote and Look Who's Running

Remember to vote today!  If you want to look at who's running (for Congress, Senate, Courts, and the Presidency), go to:



(For New Yorkers)

For New Yorkers who are displaced by the storm or having trouble getting to your polling place, the governor has issued an order to allow you to vote at ANY voting place in New York.  Spread the word.

Kingsborough Commute

It's the first day back to class at Kingsborough for students and it looks like the Q train is running to Brighton Beach (according to the MTA website at mta.info

As I predicted yesterday, the commute on the first day back is pretty bad.  However, it's not as bad as it could've been if they didn't resume the Q service.  But it's still pretty bad because students (and employees) who usually take the F, N, and other trains that have not yet resume services to Coney Island are getting on the B1 bus earlier on (such as at Bay Parkway) in addition to drivers (without gas because of the gas shortage) also taking the bus.

It doesn't look like they've increased bus services to Kingsborough as I've recommended yesterday in a message at http://cunyenglish.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-potential-commute-nightmare-for.html  but at least the Q is running, I guess.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Potential Commute Nightmare For Students, Faculty, and Staff

Tomorrow's commute to school could potentially be a nightmare if the B and Q trains do not resume service to Brighton.  In addition to the usual bus commuters, the commuters who normally drive and the train commuters will be trying to cram into the buses at the stations where the train services end (Bay Parkway and 86th Street as of now.)  As a lowly employee, I do not have direct contact with the MTA, but I figured that the President of KCC does.  Below is the message I've sent her.  I've done my part.  Let's see if they listen.

Dear President Peruggi,

How are you?  I hope all is well.  I am one of your employees.

I am not sure if you've got this covered already.  Because the Q and B trains are not currently running, we are looking at a potential commute nightmare for students, faculty, and staff tomorrow.  All the train commuters will be taking the B1 and B49 buses, which is already overcrowded under normal circumstances.  With the added train commuters, it would not only create a nightmare, but also unsafe riding conditions.

I highly recommend that you contact the MTA, as the President of the College, to urge them to increase the number of buses to Kingsborough if they are unable to resume the B and Q trains to Brighton Beach.  Thank you for listening.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kingborough Announcements - Post Hurricane Sandy

  •  Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - All classes resume
  • Monday, November 5, 2012, 11 am  - All faculty and staff should attend briefing by college president at PAC (probably regarding damages to the campus and instructions)
  • Monday, November 5, 2012, 10am - RWC Tutors should report to RWC by 10am.  There will be briefings lasting until ~2pm.