The first lottery has begun.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]