With the nearest subway access at Smith-9th Street (due to be closed for a bit around 2010, give or take), the B61 is a necessary, but highly maligned fact of life. What's surprising is that there's a constituency in the Red Hook for keeping B61 service crappy. Per a neighborhood source: "There is a meeting today to protest changes in the B61 service - but people in RH have been tearing down meeting notifications with the thinking that the shittier bus service is, the lower your rent stays." Just in case anyone was doubting Red Hook is a little different.
· The Shameful Bus Called B61 [Lost City]