Brooklyn’s Lance Stephenson honored at Lincoln High School today

Lance Stephenson

Indiana Pacers guard and Brooklyn’s own Lance Stephenson will have his jersey raised into the rafters today at a ceremony at Coney Island’s Lincoln High School, and will be honored at the school’s alumni ceremony this weekend. From friend Ray Anczelowicz at Gotham Hoops: The former Railsplitter’s prep resume includes; New York State’s all-time leading […]

Barclays Center wins Facility of the Year in its rookie season

Barclays Center

In what was “quite a journey” according to Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center won the Sports Business Award’s Sports Facility of the Year in its inaugural season. According to Yormark, Barclays Center has hosted 157 events since Jay-Z opened the arena in September with eight shows in nine nights, attracting 1.7 million […]

Barclays Center intentionally smells

Barclays Center

A trip to the Barclays Center offers a wealth of neural stimulation: ample stimuli for the visual cortex, from Andray Blatche’s point-center crossovers to the rare-but-thrilling dunks of Deron Williams and the many entertaining faces of Brook Lopez; auditory treasures from the sonorous chants of “Broook-lynnn” to the Warrior cries of Gerald “Crash” Wallace. And then […]

New York mayoral candidates threaten Forest City Ratner over “outrageous” housing delays

Bruce Ratner (AP)

Five New York City Mayoral candidates spoke out at a forum this week in Park Slope against Forest City Ratner, for FCRC’s failure to build promised housing at the Atlantic Yards project site. John Liu, Bill Thompson Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, and George McDonald threatened to penalize FCRC for the delays:

Jay-Z’s new song “Open Letter” addresses selling the Nets: “I made millions off (?) you f***ing dweeb” (AUDIO)

Jay-Z

Amidst the information leaking that Jay-Z, AKA Shawn Carter, is divesting his shares in the Brooklyn Nets to begin the sports agency “Roc Nation Sports,” Jay-Z recorded a pissed-off song titled “Open Letter” addressing the sale and the reaction to it, including attacking an unnamed person — presumably a member of the Nets organization. Audio […]

Barclays Center to host MTV Video Music Awards

Barclays Center

Since opening in September 2012 with a series of Jay-Z concerts, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has hosted such music visionaries as Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman. In August, Barclays Center will continue its dedication to the aural arts when it hosts its first major cultural awards show. M.T.V. announced today that The […]