i guess there's no East Flatbush board so i'm just putting this in Crown Heights since it would in theory affect Crown Heights too (and presumably Bed Stuy).
Pretty interesting! I guess we sort of know it's not going to happen but i had been wondering if anyone was ever going to talk about this subject again. it's been brought up numerous times over the last century and always struck down because of some economic strife of ages past. and i personally think it would be a boon to a neighborhood like Bed Stuy, which is growing rapidly and has large pockets completely underserved by trains (East Flatbush is similar, but, in contrast, has a much more car-centric culture already in place). this would also conceivably take a lot of pressure off the 2, 5, 4, 3, and A and C lines if the people all along Utica had another way of getting into manhattan. as it is, i know the 2/5 branch on Nostrand is flooded by people who take buses/cars to it from East Flatbush
what do you guys think? maybe within the next century, barring a catastrophic weather event that destroys the eastern seaboard or something? i have the feeling it won't be happening within my lifetime