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Re: Free MetroCard plan for Barclays Center arena $crapped

Posted by zac on Tue May 22 23:22:02 2012, in response to Free MetroCard plan for Barclays Center arena $crapped, posted by Gold_12TH on Tue May 22 20:56:28 2012.

Let me tell you a story. On the day of the specialized high school exam at Brooklyn Tech, the entire neighborhood came to a standstill. This was at 8am on a Saturday morning.

On an ordinary Saturday afternoon I wanted to go to Brooklyn Flea at the Williamsburg Bank building and couldn't find parking anywhere within a 10 block radius before I just gave up.

On any day of the week, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Park Slope are totally parked up. Flatbush Avenue is jammed, they've changed the pattern on 4th Avenue, Atlantic Avenue is a mess. And then they're going to open an arena at that intersection? What are they thinking?$?$?$

The housing market will take 10 or more years to recover where it will be profitable to build any of the apartments that were in the original plan.

Vanderbilt Avenue is already getting overcrowded with the gentrified crowd. BTW, the ice cream at that place on the corner on Vanderbilt is incredible.

And here is a 100% true story. One day during Flatbush Avenue construction about 20 years ago, they had the entire northbound section closed, and the traffic was diverted to the southbound side, with 2 lanes north in the AM and 2 lanes south other times. It was a mess. But on this day, all 3 lanes were taken by southbound traffic, not letting the northbound through. I jumped out of my 1985 Honda Accord and had my wife take the wheel and I proceeded to walk up and make everyone in the lane move over to let the traffic through, from Nevins all the way past Myrtle. Once I cleared the lane, everyone was honking and cheering and giving me the thumbs up. I was probably the only white guy in the crowd.

Anybody who thinks they'll be able to drive to the game is delusional.


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