Senator and Park Slope neighbor Chuck Schumer joined Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other leading Democrats in a rally on Monday outside of Barclays to voice support for bringing the Democratic presidential convention to the arena in 2016. “Having the convention would be a great thing for Brooklyn, and all of New York City,” he said.
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Staying local for the long weekend? You’ve got plenty to keep you busy! Beach Party at Sheep Station When: Thursday July 4, 4 pm – 4 am Where: Sheep Station, 149 Fourth Avenue What: Not interested in your friend’s 4th of July party? Celebrate the holiday with our local Australian bar! Come dressed in beach wear— board shorts and
The food trucks are rolling in! Barclays Community Affairs Manager Terence Kelly announced at Tuesday’s 78th Precinct community council meeting that the arena would be hosting a monthly food truck rally starting this Saturday. The New York Observer reports with further information: Barclays Center, its developer, Forest City Ratner Companies, and the NY Food Trucks Association have partnered to
If you’re worried that there isn’t enough frozen yogurt in the 2-mile radius, good news: New Jersey-based froyo shop Let’s YO! is coming to Barclays within the next few months. According to GrubStreet, this will be the first of the franchise’s thirty planned New York locations. In a town that boasts no fewer than five
At this point, you’ve probably heard the news that MTV is bringing this year’s Video Music Awards to Barclays– very exciting, if you’re excited by the prospect of having music video heavy-hitters like Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift in town. What you may not know, though, is that we’ve got our own sort of music
We’re getting a new neighbor! MaryAnne Gilmartin, current Forest City Ratner Vice President and soon-to-be CEO, has just purchased the four-story brownstone at 113 St. John’s Place, New York Observer reports. She and her husband James paid $3.85 million for the place– $100,000 over the asking price. The move is actually a move back, at least
Park Slope neighbor and mom Sam Lucas is trying against odds to reunite her babysitter with some lost cash, and she’s reaching out to the community for help: I know, I know…This is a total long shot, but my babysitter went to the circus this weekend at the Barclays Center and took her rent with
If you’ve got a geography question, chances are Charlie Foad has the answer. The eighth grade student at St. Saviour Catholic Academy recently found out that he’ll be taking his skills to Albany on Friday, April 5, where he is competing as a semi-finalist in the New York National Geographic Bee. According to the Brooklyn Eagle , he
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey arrived in Brooklyn today and things are getting a little crazy. The elephants made their way through DUMBO this morning (ahaha, get it?), and they’ll join the group of tigers, aerialists, and acrobats at Barclays tonight for the first of 23 shows running through April 1. Are you bringing
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Shake Shack announced today that it’s second Brooklyn location will be at 170 Flatbush Avenue, right at 5th Avenue and across from Barclays. From the press release: “Our second Brooklyn location will be directly across from the Barclays Center and plant us firmly within walking distance of several neighborhoods from Park
While women across the country were losing their minds over Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance, Live Nation announced that Queen Bey will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to Brooklyn this summer with an August 3 performance at Barclays. The show promises to be her “most ambitious undertaking to date,” according to the tour’s Facebook page, and ”bigger in scope
photo credit: Victor J. Blue/NYT They’ll come by bus, by car, by train (hopefully mostly by train). But once they’re here, then what? Will the Barclays crowd shop? Will they eat? And perhaps most importantly — and to the residents of Dean, Bergen, and St. Marks, most nerve-wrackingly — will they drink? Theoretically, yes. The
But how far is it from the subway? The New York Times takes a look at the “new generation of mom and pops that has thrived in regentrified Brooklyn.” Not that co-ownership is all vegan ponies and artisianal butterflies, Sweet Melissa’s Melissa Murphy warns, citing the shared stress as the biggest hurdle. Maybe join a
Detail of Mickalene Thomas’ mural at Barclays via ArtInfo It happened: Barclays is now open. In the hours since the official ribbon cutting, all of New York media has been photographing the joint, which is particularly useful for those of us who plan never to see the interior IRL. According to the Times, though, the