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Five restaurant workers at Barclays Center have filed a lawsuit against Levy Restaurants, who provide food at catering services at Barclays Center, for "Racial and Disability Discrimination" in the workplace.
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The location of the fire, via Google Maps.

Title just about says it all. From DNAinfo:
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Jason Collins

Jason Collins (AP)

Earlier this week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio officially entered Brooklyn's Barclays Center into consideration to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. It's an idea that Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins can get behind:
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New home for the Democratic National Convention?

Joe Johnson game-winners! Jay-Z concerts! The Circus! Clinton speeches?

It's now possible. Since opening its doors in September 2012, Barclays Center has been a non-stop home for events ranging from Nets games to concerts and even the NYPD's graduation ceremony this past year. Now, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is campaigning for Brooklyn's arena to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

Mr. de Blasio, a Brooklyn resident who lives a seven-minute drive from the arena and has emerged as a new national liberal star, made no attempt to hide the clear political overtones of a Brooklyn-based gathering in his letter presenting the bid to the Democratic National Committee.

“The progressive spirit of New York City has never been stronger or more vibrant that it is today,” the mayor wrote. “We believe that this spirit can energize and captivate both the Democratic Party and the nation.”

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite to represent the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential race. Clinton is the former senator of New York and has offices in Manhattan.

Barclays Center's majority owner, of course, is Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian oligarch who is not eligible to vote in any American election. But he can also promise to keep the air conditioning running the whole time.

New York Times -- Brooklyn Will Vie to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention, de Blasio Says

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Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by Rick Barry1971 Comments

 

h/t Nets Daily

 

Jonathan Fleming after his wrongful murder conviction was overturned. (AP)

Jonathan Fleming after his wrongful murder conviction was overturned. (AP)

In 1990, Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming was charged with murdering Darryl Rush at the Williamsburg Houses and sentenced to 25 years to life, despite not being in the state when the murder occurred.
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Playoff tickets on sale!

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by Rick Barry1971 Comments

 

We have a new partnership with TiqIQ. If you buy tickets through them, you'll not only get good prices on tickets, you'll be helping The Brooklyn Game! (We get a small slice of the pie).

Home games for which there are still tickets include:

vs Detroit Pistons April 4
vs. Atlanta Hawks April 11
vs Orlando Magic April 13
vs Manhattan Knicks April 15

Plus there's tickets for playoff games against the Knicks (just kidding) on April 19, 21, 28 and if the Nets get to the next round May 5 and 7, 14, 16. And the last game of the finals (though the Nets may sweep in 4) is June 17. With playoff tickets, if you buy now and the Nets somehow dont make it, you get your money back. View all the options here.

So buy your tickets now.

 

The New York Post is reporting that Rasean Tate, 28, of Brooklyn is suing Levy Restaurant Holdings for civil rights violations stemming from an incident involving the Houston Rockets in 2013. According to the Post:

Tate claims that he was setting up a buffet in the visiting Rockets locker room before a game on Feb. 22, 2013, when he was all but chased from the area because he was gay.

“When the plaintiff’s back was turned to defendant Rockets players, he began to hear laughter and taunting voices saying ‘get this f—– out of here!’ ” according to the suit, and ” ‘He’s trying to catch a sneaky-peeky!’"....

Still reeling two days later, Tate went to Levy catering manager Darcy Tarpia to relay details of the confrontation. He was offered a verbal apology and promised that the situation would be addressed, according to the suit.

The suit, according to the Post, alleges that when he complained he was gradually pulled off assignments involving locker rooms, depriving him of work and income. The Post piece concludes: "Rockets and Levy reps did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the suit."

 

Barclays Center

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Barclays Center opened up a meditation room this week, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. According to Barclays Center, it's the first of any kind in any major arena in the country.

The room was a part of the arena's planning since before Barclays Center's completion, and offers a space for arena patrons to relax, with what's described as soft seating, soft lighting, soft music, and inspirational words pinned onto the walls.

The area was originally called a "chapel," but the name was changed following criticism, particularly that public funds were being used for religious purposes.

The room has been around since the arena's inception (though underdeveloped until this week, as Atlantic Yards Report noted in 2012), but officially opened this week after a complete redesign.

Video of the opening ceremony below.

News 12 Brooklyn -- Barclays Center meditation room offers reflection

 

Barclays Center

How much will getting your family in here cost? (AP)

So you want to go to a Brooklyn Nets game. Maybe take the family. How much should you budget? Well, probably a lot. But at least you're not going to a New York Knicks game. Not only will I thank you, so will your wallet.
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Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd talks with his team during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in New York. Brooklyn defeated Utah 104-88. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

 

Where to eat near Barclays Center. (AP)

Where to eat near Barclays Center. (AP)

If you're going to a home game this season, chances are you'll want to sample some of Brooklyn's local cuisine. There's no shortage of places to eat in Brooklyn, so we wanted to bring you ten of our favorite restaurants, all within walking distance of Barclays Center. We know that not all dinners are created equal, so we wanted to bring a little of each atmosphere: these aren't all black-tie affairs, but they're not all fast food, either. And all of them, like The Brooklyn Game, are local spots.

Enjoy, and we hope you enjoy your meal on game night.

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