Waiting for the L Train Is Now a Little Bit Less Futile

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A subway station's entrance is blocked by yellow tape in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Commuters in New York and New Jersey face gasoline lines and miles of traffic jams as the metropolitan area struggles with the chaos that remains in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
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"Ladies and Gentlemen: The L train is back. Enjoy your trip home tonight," MTA chief Joe Lhota announced on Twitter today, after more than a week of Hurricane Sandy flood-recovery. "It's back. Limited but back," he cautioned, though the lines will run its full route from 8th Avenue to Rockaway Parkway. Why not transfer to the G later, just for old times' sake?