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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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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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New Brooklyn arena designed as counterpoint to Garden

With New Jersey Nets ownership starting to ramp up ticket-sales efforts for the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it’s apparent how they’re positioning the team: pretty much the opposite of everything associated with Madison Square Garden and the Knicks. That may not be a bad strategy: after all, the Knicks hiked ticket prices by some […]

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Barclays Center set to open for 2012 season: Developer

{jathumbnail off} Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, set to be the new home of the New Jersey Nets (NBA), will open on September 28, 2012, in plenty of time for the 2012-2013 pro basketball season, according to officials with developer Forest City Ratner. According to Linda Chiarelli of Forest City Ratner, the arena foundation is 70 percent […]

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