Except this happened a good 6-7 blocks away from the arena site. Police aren't gonna do pedestrian traffic on Route 21 and Kinney. Free parking or not there's no reason to be south of the courthouses.
They should generally close all streets around the arena before and after the games. Just too much pedestrian traffic.
RIP to the victim. Condolences to friends and family.
As far as walking to/from Penn Station, use the Gateway instead(unless there are problems crossing Market Street too?).
Edited by Marv4Life, 13 February 2013 - 08:30 PM.