The scene at the Barclays Center during Rush Hour this morning was nothing short of organized chaos. Yesterday the city announced that in order to bring folks from Brooklyn into Manhattan they'd be launching a few "bus bridges," the closest one picking up passengers at the Barclays Center, taking them over the Manhattan Bridge, and up Third Avenue.
The top photo, from Brownstoner, was the scene at about 9 AM this morning. Lines snaked around the entire arena and gathered in front of it before boarding busses. All reports are that it was calm and orderly, even though it took a long time to get on a bus (an hour or more).
The crowd at about 12:30 this afternoon, however, had thinned substantially. While busses were still being launched with major frequency, the line only snaked down Flatbush to Dean Street. One man I spoke with, who was about to board a bus, said his wait was only about 15 minutes. No word on how long the journey into the city actually takes, but police have created designated bus lanes all the way in.
As opposed to yesterday and the day before, it's now possible to get into Manhattan without access to a car or bike. It may take some time, but it'll get you at least within range of where you need to go.