Though the MTA has begun limited subway service in parts of Manhattan and Queens, commuters hoping to get from Brooklyn to Midtown are stuck riding shuttles running from downtown Brooklyn to 53rd and Lex. If you were hoping to saunter over to the Barclay’s Center and leisurely hop onto one of these buses, please think again.
The photos coming out of the bus line are reminiscent of World War II-era bread lines. According to a developer at the New York Times, “Manhattan bus line at Barclay Center nearly wraps around entire arena, along Flatbush, down and around back to Atlantic.” Click through the slideshow to see for yourself.
"My new apt view: Brooklyn - Manhattan bus line (block 2 of 6) #Sandy #aftermath #commuters #mayhem"
"From a friend's FB, this is the line for the shuttle buses to Manhattan this morning."
"Madness in #brooklyn by the #barclaycenter to get a bus into #nyc lines wrapping the Barclay center 2x! "
"New Yorkers Trynna Get back To Normal After #sandy Damn This Is Only a Small Piece of The Line To Get On The Shuttle Bus From Brooklyn Into Manhattan. (Yes It Does Wrap Around)"
"Wow. Man. This is the line for the bus over the Manhattan Bridge."
"look at this line at the Barclays center to head to the city!"
"Just heard that the line goes around the whole building."
"Look at the line to get on the #shuttlebus to manhattan #hurricansandy #aftermath #mta ---- this is crazy"
"So close, and yet so freaking far. Feel like this is punishment for having electricity."
"And here's what the *front* of the Brooklyn-Manhattan shuttle bus line looks like. It actually wraps around the other 3 sides of Barclays Center."
"Line to get on bus to Manhattan looks like a scene from those movies when they evacuate #NYC."
We're gonna be stuck in Brooklyn FOREVER.