Thursday, May 19, 2016

When a General Admission arena show takes over the public sidewalk

The review at Radio.com described the show 5/17/16 of The 1975 as a lively arena rock spectacle, with "kids forming their loyal ocean at the foot of the stage, stomping frantically onto the floorboards and snapping giddy photos in the smoke machine-created haze."

Thing is, the General Admission line, as shown in the video below, took over the Atlantic Avenue sidewalk snaking east to Sixth Avenue hours earlier, past the site for the B4 tower, narrowing access for neighbors.

Can't blame the kids for wanting to get a good look, but consider: whether a residential building, as long planned, or an office building, as now planned, is built, such arena policies create even more of a conflict.

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