This is why I laugh at people who think we can keep building ourselves into oblivion because they can get on the subway in the morning. If you look at the stats (and you have to go to the NY Times' interactive map to see them), ridership is down pretty much across the board over the past year. In LIC, there have been double-digit dips in the percentages of people passing through the turnstiles along the 7 line. This is due to the recession and unemployment. When the economy picks back up, riding the subway is gonna be a major league headache. Especially when recently upzoned communities start getting overhauled.
Here's the accompanying article.