Monday, October 26, 2009

What's in a name?

With changes in store for the B61 route (the line will split in downtown Brooklyn, with the newly named B62 traveling south to Red Hook, to ease delays), there are lots of questions that remain: How much will service improve? Where will the lines break up exactly? When will this start?

One that sticks out in our minds, however, concerns a bar along the bus's route: Will B61, the homey Carroll Gardens bar directly under Alma that takes its name from the Columbia Street bus line, keep its name? Or, in keeping with the times and to remain a local bus stop fixture, become known as B62?

In the meantime, we suggest "The Bar Formerly Known As B61."

Photo: IndieBound

1 comments:

Jon November 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

Pretty sure B61 will still be factually accurate for the bar name. As I recall the plan is for the split to take place around Jay St. (or somewhere in downtown Brooklyn), with the downtown-Red Hook line remaining the 61 and the route going to Greenpoint taking on the new B62 name.

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