Forest City Enterprises makes payment to maintain stake in Nets, still actively looking for buyer

Mikhail Prokhorov (left) and Bruce Ratner during Barclays Center construction. (AP)

Forest City Enterprises, the management and development company owned by Bruce Ratner that owns 20 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and 55 percent of Barclays Center through its subsidiary Nets Sports & Entertainment, paid $26.8 million in capital calls/fees yesterday to protect its ownership stake in the team. NS&E faced the potential of seeing the […]

Brooklyn Nets season ticket prices cut after last year’s spike


Brooklyn Nets season tickets are on sale for the 2015-16 season, some with a steep discount. Atlantic Yards Report did a comprehensive dig into the numbers, finding that season tickets have declined noticeably following the team’s lackluster performance this year. The tally, from Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report: In no section–note that several courtside […]

Housing construction stalls at Barclays Center amid financial, timetable disputes

Seen here in May, construction has since stalled. (AP)

Barclays Center was the crown jewel plopped in the center of downtown Brooklyn that brought the Nets to the borough for the 2012-13 basketball season, but the arena was also built as a gateway, with the promise of affordable, modular housing soon to follow. Modular housing meant efficiency and fiscal responsibility, and soon after the […]

“Atlantic Yards” Rebranded “Pacific Park”

The large-scale Brooklyn development that essentially brought both the Nets and The Barclays Center to Brooklyn underwent a rebranding of its own yesterday: “Pacific Park.” The former “Atlantic Yards” development, consisting of 22 acres anchored by the Barclays Center, has long been a lightning rod for criticism among various local community associations. The principal developer, […]

NetLinks: Nets interested in Luol Deng?

Luol Deng, Joe Johnson

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Forest City Ratner looking to sell major stake in remainder of Atlantic Yards project

From this morning’s New York Times: (D)eveloper Bruce C. Ratner, executive chairman of Forest City Ratner Companies, is looking for an investor to buy up to 80 percent of the rest of the $5 billion Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, which is to eventually include 14 residential buildings and 6,000 apartments near Atlantic and Flatbush […]

Mayoral candidates favor Knicks over Nets


New York City’s mayoral candidates sounded off in The New York Daily News about a variety of topics, with one question on basketball allegiances: did candidates stick with the old-school New York Knicks, or were they Brooklyn Nets fans? If you believe their answers — always difficult in politics — the Knicks have a slight […]

2/3rds of Nets fans take public transit to Barclays Center, but local residents still skeptical

How did the first year of transit around Barclays Center go? Depends who you ask. (AP)

Critics of the Barclays Center construction counted “Carmageddon in Brooklyn” among their considerable list of project grievances. The fear was that a sizeable amount of the 15,000+ arena attendees would drive to the game, creating parking and traffic problems for an already busy area. But two-thirds of Nets fans used mass transit or walked to […]

Nets vs. Knicks rivalry continues… off the court? Dolan Backer in Nassau Bidding War Criticizes Ratner

Bruce Ratner

The Brooklyn Nets & Manhattan/New York Knicks have a budding on-court rivalry, after splitting their first season series playing home games in the same city 2-2, but the rivalry doesn’t just exist on the basketball court. Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and Madison Square Garden/New York Knicks owner James Dolan both placed a bid to […]