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Around the arena, a plaza used for promotion, usual on-sidewalk parking, and crowded Sixth Avenue gets dicey for drivers

Last Wednesday, 10/23/19, I walked around the Barclays Center block during late afternoon, as crowds were gathering for the Brooklyn Nets' home opener

The arena plaza--that public space--was dominated by promotional stuff. As a 10/22/19 press release from the Nets stated:
A special pregame celebration will take place on Barclays Center's Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza beginning at 5:00 p.m. Nets Legends Albert King, Buck Williams, Kerry Kittles and Otis Birdsong will be present to meet fans. The event will feature music provided by DJ Jon Blak, performances by Team Hype, the Brooklyn Nets Beats drumline, a mini basketball court and swag giveaway contests from the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy. BMX athlete Matthias Dandois will also be on-site with Red Bull, and there will be product giveaways from KIND Snacks and Starbucks.

Yes, Red Bull was on site.


Along the Dean Street outside the secondary entrance to the arena, a pickup truck was parked in that coveted free parking space that has somehow been commandeered from the public sidewalk.


Then again, others have commandeered parking, such as the firefighter who parked the black vehicle below in the driving lane along Dean Street east of Sixth Avenue.


But Sixth Avenue, constrained by construction fencing at the east between Dean and Pacific streets (the B15 site), and at the west between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue (the B4 site), can be a mess.

See below, looking south toward Dean Street. The car standing outside the 38 Sixth Avenue tower
caused those continuing south to go around it.


The car was standing for a while, but left shortly after I shot the video below. In the background, a white police vehicle is visible, parked in the "nook" of space at the corner, causing those going northbound, or turning north onto Sixty Avenue, to be very careful.



Below, there are three vehicles parked along the west side of Sixth Avenue. The one in the foreground, encroaching on the crossing path, is a taxi, which didn't stay forever. The car in back had a police placard. The car in the middle did not, as far as I can tell, have a placard at all.

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