Late night cab rides from Lower Manhattan to DUMBO and Prospect Heights are about to become even more difficult. Yellow cabs are already wary of Brooklyn trips due to the construction on the Brooklyn Bridge. However, starting November 1st from 1AM to 6AM the Brooklyn-bound on-ramps at Centre Street and Park Row near City Hall in Manhattan will be closed.
All traffic trying to cross the bridge will be detoured to the Pearl Street on-ramp according to the Department of Transportation Notice sent to Community Board 2.
It’s best just to use the Manhattan Bridge for now when returning late at night. The Brooklyn-bound on-ramps will be closed for most of the month of November-Mondays through Saturdays.