Sign of progress: event at Barclays Center relying on buses works more smoothly; five summonses issued
The New York Police Department--after working out procedures with the arena--more stringently enforced rules, sending buses to a staging area in Red Hook and staggering the deliveries and pickups. Even so, NYPD issued five summonses for double-parking or no standing.
Sgt. Angelo Pirozzi commented that the buses Ettlinger saw were off-route, and could have been hit with summonses. Cops sent back numerous buses that weren't complying with the rules, Pirozzi said, but didn't have the manpower to issue summonses to all violators.
The March event, by contrast, provoked complaints and/or frustration from numerous residents and merchants in the orbit of the arena.