Or, rather, they have a plan for a plan.
At last night's 78th Precinct Community Council meeting, the commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Frank DiGiacomo, said that precinct officials will meet Monday with arena operators regarding plans for the 6 pm event.
"We're going to tell them they cannot have buses" at the same level of the May 2015 event, a weekday memorial, that brought numerous religious students on buses that lingered in the neighborhood rather than wait, as planned, in a Red Hook staging area.
"If they do have buses, they have to stage them," said DiGiacomo, indicating that buses violating the law will be ticketed (which didn't happen two years ago).
Then again, there may be some wiggle room for less blatant violations. One of his deputies, Sgt. Angelo Pirozzi, asked the community "to give us leeway" to ensure that crowds exit promptly, which might involve tolerating buses that, summoned from the staging area, wait longer than expected.
Arena spokeswoman speaks
Sarah Berlenbach, the new Director of External Affairs for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, said she'd become aware just that day of the vent. (Not in the loop.) "It was booked very recently."