Next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting May 8: what about the escalators on the arena plaza?
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- progress on ensuring that the oculus on the Barclays Center plaza doesn't go off overnight.
- the condition of the escalator at the arena plaza
(That, I presume, is separate from the deliberate decision to turn off one escalator after arena events, to better manage crowds.)
Asked about the condition of the escalator, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker told my correspondent that subway entrance is managed by the arena, not the MTA. Indeed, this has come up on the past.
At a February 2016 Community Update meeting (since re-named Quality of Life), a spokesman for the arena--now gone--acknowledged that the Down escalator had "been out of service on and off for a few months now," and was supposed to get a new part.
I don't recall a follow-up, though. Perhaps we'll learn more next month.