Brooklyn Sees Influx Of Taxis, Thanks To Barclays Center

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)

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  • Jorale-man

    Hmm. So much for the efforts to promote mass transit use. Perhaps some Manhattanites are still afraid of taking the subway into the deep reaches of Brooklyn?

  • Mr. Crusty

    Another brilliant comment from wee willie.

  • Cadmangal

    Wilie E.’s comment is offensive!

  • Bob Sacamano

    I never had a problem getting a taxi in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Wiley E.

    Lots of gay people ride buses and subways. You don’t have to be gay to be a (blank). It’s generic.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Right Wiley. What are you 14?

  • Gerry

    @ Bob Sacamano – I agree 24/7 I can get a cab at Montague and Clinton Street never have a problem getting a cab – the other day i hailed a cab on Remsen Street to take me down to the parking garage next to LICH to get the car.

  • Gerry

    @ Wiley E., does Mr. Crusty hate homosexuals also?

  • Bob Sacamano

    I think the abiity to get a cab relatively easy in Bklyn Heights is one of the better aspects about the neighborhood. Plus all the train lines. Very accessible.

  • AmyinBH

    Full moon isn’t until the 28th. Leave some crzy posts for next week.

  • Wiley E.

    Luv u Amy.