A recent story in The New York Times suggests that thanks to the influx of out-of-borough attendees to Barclays Center events, neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights are seeing yellow—with a major influx of taxis cruising through the area.
According to the Times, “In its first month of existence, the Barclays Center has helped bolster a shift once thought to be impossible: attracting hordes of yellow taxis to Brooklyn. Interviews with drivers, residents and traffic guards nearby, combined with city data, suggest that throughout the evening of an event, drivers become more willing to perform drop-offs in the area, or cruise in adjacent neighborhoods, because they can reasonably expect a return fare to Manhattan. And once an event ends, they descend on the arena to greet the crowd as it leaves.”
Read the full NYT story here. (Photo: NYT)