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The Brooklyn Nets Play Ball: A Night at the Barclays Center With the Hawks

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.05.2016 | Sports
Ronald Tiersky

On Monday, April 27, the Brooklyn Nets played the Atlanta Hawks in an NBA basketball first-round playoff game at the Barclays Center, which is located at the monstrous Atlantic Avenue intersection of subway lines in Brooklyn and the former Atlantic Yards train depot.

Tea Party Favorite's Family Feud

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, is being criticized by his wife's cousins, who bought an ad in a Clev...

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 ...

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.

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets Debut New Commercial

Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

On the heels of unveiling a new logo designed by Jay-Z himself, the Brooklyn Nets have debuted a new commercial touting neighborhood roots and once ag...

Barclays Center To Sell 'Brooklynized' Water Made In Florida

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

Despite a declaration to envelop itself in "quintessentially Brooklyn" cuisine, Barclays Center will be selling "Brooklyn" branded water produced some...

Beyond the Hype of Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets Announcement

Norman Oder | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The media turned out in droves Monday for a heavily-managed press conference with Jay-Z in Brooklyn across from the under-construction Barclays Center arena. There wasn't much news.

Real Estate Developer Fights To Save Ex-Sudanese Slave's Eyesight | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

It’s not just basketball and skyscrapers with Bruce Ratner. The uber-developer -- best known for his under-construction Brooklyn arena for the Ne...

BAM Will Put On Performances At New Brooklyn Nets Arena

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A little Shakespeare with your basketball? The developers of a new arena for the NBA's Nets that is under construction in Brooklyn sa...

Atlantic Yards Likely Future: 'An Arena And A Large Parking Lot'

Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

In a 2004 press release, Forest City Enterprises pitched the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project as a development that would "become an integral part of t...

Prefab Behemoth May Come To Atlantic Yards

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More controversy today over Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards as the New York Times reveals that Bruce Ratner is planning on constructing the world's tallest ...

Brooklyn BP Markowitz's Atlantic Yards Falsehood (Video)

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

Brooklyn's not close to "1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards." Did Markowitz really think no one would notice such a claim?

Reuters Nails Promoters of Green Cards for Investments as Liars, Gets Dubious Excuses on Brooklyn Arena

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

A couple of astonishing things happened last week in coverage of the EB-5 immigration visa program -- green cards for investments -- the dubious use of which I've investigated for months regarding Atlantic Yards.

Atlantic Yards Stopped?

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Longstanding opponents Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and Brooklyn Speaks got a favorable response last month and will have a hearing tomorrow, Dec. 2...

Anatomy of a Green Card Pitch: In China, Atlantic Yards Backers Rely on the Distraction of Basketball

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The next astounding step for Brooklyn developer Forest City Ratner involves raising a $249 million interest-free loan from 498 Chinese millionaires seeking green cards.

Green Cards for Sale? Atlantic Yards Backers Seek Chinese Investors

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

If a seven-city promotional tour in China is successful, here's what may happen: 498 millionaires will park $500,000 for five years in an investment fund organized for the developer of Atlantic Yards.

Freddy's Bar, In Path Of Atlantic Yards Development, To Close | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sometime next week, workers will start digging under the floor of a bar where a bartender known as Johnny Seatcovers poured an ocean's worth of whisky...

I Never Promised to Be an Ineffectual Martyr

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

For nearly seven years, at considerable personal risk, I used my home to fight the abuse of eminent domain and Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. But I never promised to be an ineffectual martyr.

The NBA's Dirty Partner

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Toby Barlow

Prospective NJ Nets buyer Prokhorov is the richest man in Russia. But there are nice ways to get a billion dollars, and not so nice ways. For instance, doing business with Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe.

PHOTOS: Ratner Drops $5M On New Hamptons Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Divisive Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner just closed on a Dune Road estate in Hampton Bays for $5 million. Ratner sold his $10 million Mont...

Cursing Atlantic Yards

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

The most peculiar groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 11 at the edge of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

The Mikhail Prokhorov Media Experience, In Brooklyn

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vinnie Rotondaro

Mikhail Prokhorov, the 6'8" Russian billionaire, and first foreign owner of an NBA basketball team, wanted a "Brooklyn blogger" to interview him. Somehow his people picked me -- plumb out of the blogosphere.

What Is Atlantic Yards? A Complete Failure of Democracy

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Why were so many elected officials, journalists and everyday citizens willing to look the other way on Atlantic Yards?