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Depeche Mode's Delta Machine Lands in Brooklyn

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For the last 33 years, Depeche Mode have managed to usher in a new era of music with their electronic, new-wave and later cold-wave/industrial sound, sustain their popularity and return to America more popular each time they tour.

On the Culture Front: Summer Culture Recap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.

Greening of Sports Venues in New York City: The Green Sports Alliance

James Grundvig | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York
James Grundvig

New York City has long been a mecca for media, entertainment, culture, and, yes, sports. With two teams for each major sport -- football, baseball, ho...

The ROMEOWS Is Part Seinfeld, Part My Dinner With Andre

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 09.18.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Not a single one of them could have imagined that they would one day all star in a movie, over fifty years later, that pays tribute to their long-lasting friendship, and how they simply refused to abandon Brooklyn, that borough that so lovingly made them.

Can Manhattan Get Its Groove Back?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York
Gregg S. Lipman

Brooklyn shouldn't get too comfy with its current cool status; it's just a matter of time before the borough suffers a backlash as well, and the cool hunters go in search of the next big thing.

Sir Paul Makes Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.18.2013 | Entertainment

A Beatle is heading to Brooklyn. Paul McCartney will play Brooklyn's Barclays Center this summer with shows scheduled for June 8 and 10 as part of...

Ron Dicker

Unbeaten Boxer Wrestles With His Past | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Boxer Frank Galarza of Brooklyn is what the media calls a feel-good story. But it took a lot of feeling bad to get there. Galarza lost his parents ...

Ron Dicker

Separate Seating For Men And Women At Barclays? | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

The home of the Brooklyn Nets is courting a new crowd. In what is believed to be a first for a major sports and entertainment venue, Barclays Cent...

WATCH: Woman Who Didn't Recognize Jay-Z On Subway Plays 'Name That Celebrity'

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

Most New Yorkers would probably be shocked to see Jay-Z on their daily commute, but when artist Ellen Grossman found herself sitting next to the super...

WATCH: Jay-Z Documentary Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Look

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment

Life+Times, Jay-Z's culture website, posted a 24-minute documentary about the rise of the Barclays Center. The video takes viewers behind the scenes o...

Barclays Center Owners Say City Overvalued Arena By $600 Million

DNAinfo | Posted 11.20.2012 | New York

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The owner of the Barclays Center has a low opinion of its high appraisal. Developer Forest City Ratner says its taxpayer-subsi...

Lipstick on a Place: On the Aesthetics of 'Slumming It'

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York
Richey Piiparinen

Rust is still just rust in places that have come to exist in post-industrialization, but for others: rust is luxury, rust is christened from the landscape of one's hard times up to the decor of the powerful's play areas.

Jordan Schultz

New-Look Brooklyn Nets Want To Win Now | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.01.2012 | Sports

On a crisp Friday night in October, the Brooklyn Nets were getting set to play their third preseason game at their new home, the beautiful and spaciou...

Is Barclays Center Turning Park Slope Into A Giant Urinal? | Posted 10.18.2012 | New York

PARK SLOPE -- Now that's a splashy debut. Neighbors say patrons at the newly opened Barclays Center are using local sidewalks as urinals, even peei...

PHOTO: Jay-Z Distracted By Beyonce's Booty

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Whether casually rocking a pair of printed pants or all dolled up for dinner with the President, there's no denying that Beyonce is bootylicious. ...

Jay-Z Releasing Barclays Concerts Album

Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment

Jay-Z went hard for Brooklyn over the last week, playing eight sold-out shows at the newly opened Barclays Center. If you weren't lucky enough to atte...

PHOTO: Where Water Is More Expensive Than Soda

Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

Bruce Ratner may have happily agreed to comply with the city's new soda ban restrictions six months ahead of schedule, but advocates better hold their...

An Elegy for Brooklyn, in the Shadow of Barclays

Jay Michaelson | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Like most Brooklynites, I didn't break out the champagne when Jay-Z officially opened the Barclays Center arena. Quite the contrary: This odious monstrosity represents the death of a vibrant, diverse culture at the hands of a corporate monolith.

WATCH: Barclays Center Construction Time-Lapse

Posted 10.01.2012 | New York

As Jay-Z continues his eight-show run celebrating the opening of the Barclays Center, a newly released video captures the venue's construction dating ...

Leave Brooklyn Alone

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

I know that many would like to hear me say Barclays Center has put my neighborhood in ruins, but I will not knock the new space-like creature in the middle of Atlantic Yards. I am what I call a Brooklyn positivist, which is quite rare.

PHOTOS: Rihanna Rocks PJs On The Red Carpet?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Black Voices

Last night Jay-Z feted the Grand opening of his 40/40 Club at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a VIP party for all his fancy friends. Questlov...

Barclays Center Won't Serve Booze After 1AM

DNAinfo | Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — In a bid to ease neighborhood fears about drunken late-night crowds spilling out of the Barclays Center, the New York State Liquo...

The Cloud Over BK's 'Transformer' -- Nets Arena Leaves a Community Behind, Ignored

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York

In anticipation of and amidst heavy marketing surrounding the new Nets Arena opening, not much has been covered in media about the other side: the community that does not benefit from arena.

Flatbush Avenue: Brooklyn's Proud Boulevard

Tucker Reed | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Tucker Reed

Today, Downtown Brooklyn is at once a cultural and entertainment destination, a college town, a fast-growing commercial district, an indispensible shopping hub and a diverse residential community.