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Barclays Center: We’d love to feature local vendors

As officials prep for the opening of Barclays Center next season, they’re looking for some Brooklyn vendors to add a little local atmosphere. From the New York Daily News: “We are committed to bringing the best of Brooklyn to Barclays Center and to draw on the borough’s dynamic food scene,” said developer Bruce Ratner. “Our […]

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New for 2012-2013: The Brooklyn Nets

Musical superstar Jay-Z confirmed this morning what most of already knew: the NBA’s New Jersey Nets will go by the moniker of the Brooklyn Nets upon the move to Barclays Center in 2012; he’ll also perform a series of concerts to open the facility. Jay-Z, a minority investor in the Nets who grew up in […]

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Ratner: We’d love to have the Isles in Brooklyn

Despite many concerns about the ability of Barclays Center to financially support NHL hockey, developer Bruce Ratner would love to see the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn after their Nassau Coliseum lease expires. The issue is one of capacity: the new home of the NBA’s soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets can only hold 14,500 — at […]

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Suffolk County eying new Isles arena

The New York Islanders (NHL) may end up staying on Long Island after all if Suffolk County, a neighbor to Nassau County, can put together a deal for a new arena. According to AP, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy approached Islanders owner Charles Wang about what the county could do to land the team. No […]

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Debate continues over new Nets arena

{jathumbnail off} The new Brooklyn arena for the relocating New Jersey Nets (NBA) continues to generate controversy; community activists opposing Atlantic Yards won a court decision but failed to persuade a judge to stop construction on Barclays Center. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman held that Empire State Development Corporation used bad numbers […]

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