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Protests for Eric Garner continued for a sixth night in New York City, prompting a crowd to hold a die-in at Barclay’s Center during a Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. The demonstration coincided with a visit from British royalty Prince William and Kate Middleton, creating a surreal scene. Outside, protesters outside chanted, ““I […]

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Remember when the Barclays Center was still being proposed and as part of the Atlantic Yards deal, the developer promised affordable housing? If you don’t, it’s understandable. It was over a decade ago and not one residential building has been constructed. But according to the New York Times, something besides the sports arena will occupy […]

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“We’re not here to define or decide for Pussy Riot. We are just two people that spent time in jail for participating in a Pussy Riot action,” Nadya Tolokonnikova told the Barclays pressroom, flanked enthusiastically by Amnesty International reps and their celebrity spokespeople du jour, hours before the big show. We didn’t know it yet, […]

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Pussy Riot, fresh out of prison, is set to make an appearance at the Barclays Center February 5 for an Amnesty International benefit concert. Certain members of Brooklyn’s Russian Orthodox community, predictably, are not happy about it. Serge Lukianov, an Orthodox priest, called the event “satanic,” and called it appalling that “people are making them into […]

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Keeping the fires of their post-prison fame alive, two members of Pussy Riot, recently released from labor camps, are coming to Brooklyn to play the Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center on February 5. ‘We are happy to support Amnesty International’s work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners,’ said Nadezhda […]

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For about nine months, the area surrounding the Barclays Center has been outfitted with roughly a dozen police surveillance cameras. Installed high up on light posts, they bear large, easy to see NYPD seals, and provide a 24/7 live feed to officers at the 78th Precinct. “It’s a big arena and like any major venue or […]

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Anyone riding their bike to the National‘s show at Barclays Center June 5 won’t have to worry about finding a place to lock it up. For the first time since opening, the arena, with the help of Transportation Alternatives, will be offering a bicycle valet service, free of charge. All attendees have to do is […]

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Attend an event at the Barclays Center, and you’re greeted by a luxuriant ambience–top-notch local food, black leather trim everywhere, and a smell like the inside of a brand new Benz. It’s easy not to consciously notice the scent at first–it’s all part of the experience–but consider it for a while and it becomes downright […]

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Along with their relocation to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it’s being reported that the New York Islanders are considering a spiffy new look, which is apropos for a hockey team moving from homogenous Long Island to NYC. So, we enlisted ANIMAL ally and graphic design expert Michael Weinfeld to whip up a few different […]

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“Geeks are definitely the new rock stars,” goes the tagline to Bravo’s goofy new reality show about “startup culture,” and hamfisted a sentiment though it may be, at least one proposed mega-high-dollar business transaction is playing right into it! Reddit cofounder and Brooklyn native Alexis Ohanian told Bloomberg News Tuesday that he’s “absolutely” interested in […]

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