Use it! While business is still slow:
The Brooklyn booth, which opened Thursday at 1 MetroTech Center at Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue, sold around 150 tickets during its first day....TKTS, hopes the Brooklyn spot will be selling 2,500 to 3,000 tickets a week by the end of the year. The South Street Seaport location sells around 5,000 tickets a week, depending on time of year and weather. The main TKTS booth in Times Square, known for its long lines of impulsive tourists, sells between 18,000 and 30,000 tickets a week.Of course, I guess I'm not helping keep the secret by posting this here, am I? Oh well, it's Saturday. No one's reading.
Though the Brooklyn booth is unlikely to command that level of foot traffic, the Theatre Development Fund is promoting its newest location as a spot for New Yorkers who have what Ms. Bailey calls a “love/hate relationship with the volume of activity in Times Square.”....
[O]nly 13% of outer borough residents attended a Broadway show during the 2006-07 season, accounting for just 6.7% of the Broadway audience, according to The Broadway League. Manhattanites bought 9.8% of tickets, while tourists accounted for 65%.
Question is: what's on Broadway that you should even consider seeing? Well, you only have one more week to catch Passing Strange. I also recommend November which closes tomorrow (Sunday). And I do count myself a fan of In The Heights--but good luck getting a ticket.
More good news about the Brooklyn booth: discounted BAM tickets will also be a feature come the fall.
More info here.