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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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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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Surprise, surprise: Atlantic Yards back in court

{jathumbnail off} It’s a wonder anything ever gets built in New York City. Surprising news today: neighborhood activists once again sued the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and asked that construction on Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards be halted pending reevaluation of the enabling environmental study — and a judge is ready to listen. Barclays […]

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Ratner: New Nets arena will open for 2012-13 season

Despite a late start to the construction process and a development site where utility relocation is still happening, developer Bruce Ratner says the new Brooklyn Barclays Center, set to open as the home of the New Jersey Nets (NBA), will open its doors for the 2012-2013 season. That’s a pretty tight deadline, to be sure, […]

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