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A2SEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Harlem GlobetrottersOct. 7, 2012Barbra StreisandOct. 11, 2012 (SOLD OUT)Oct. 13, 2012The King’s MenOct. 14, 2012RushOct. 22, 2012JourneyPat Benatar featuringNeil Giraldo & LoverboyOct. 30, 2012Barclays CenterClassicNov. 9, 2012Russell PetersNov. 10, 2012The WhoNov. 14, 2012Kellogg’s Tourof GymnasticsChampionsNov. 18, 2012Neil YoungPatti Smith and her Band,and EverestDec. 3, 2012Andrea BocelliDec. 5, 2012Leonard CohenDec. 20, 2012Tickets on saleGo to barclayscenter.com, ticketmaster.com, orcall 800.745.3000 to purchase ticketsfacebook.com/barclayscenter@barclayscenter
BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERA3SEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Photo by Stefano GiovanniniWELCOMEAnd now … here’s your Barclays Center!Community NewspaperGroup is proud to raisean egg cream to the biggestachievement to hitthe borough of churches sinceDem Bums made their debut in1890 as the “Bridegrooms,” andthe Brooklyn Academy of Musicopened its doors to the public 18years later — the opening of theBarclays Center at Flatbush andAtlantic avenues.We’re celebrating this excitingand historic time with aspecial pull-out section packedwith informative reports, schedules,and tidbits about the thrillingconcerts and events headingyour way, starting on Sept. 28.The stellar lineup includes adozen boxing events promotedby ring great Oscar De La Hoya,a Disney ice extravaganza, anda blockbuster fall season loadedwith must-see bands, includingthe Who, Journey, Rush, and theSmashing Pumpkins, who are setBreaking down the Barclays CenterFun facts about Brooklyn’s biggest entertainment destinationDid you know that the BarclaysCenter contains more than18,000 seats, four bars, threeclubs, and 54 restrooms? Hereare some other fun facts aboutBrooklyn’s newest, and biggest,entertainment destination.The arena:• Has 18,200 seats split betweenan upper and lower bowl.• There are 4,400 club seats.• It has 101 suites named“Brownstone,” “Loft,” and“Vault” suites, with four partysuites and two conference suites.• Has 54 restrooms.• Located below street level,so elephants will have to takeelevators to get to it when thecircus is in town.Retail• There will be eight streetaccessibleretail stores, includingthe Nets Team Shop.• Three novelty merchandiseoutlets can be found throughoutthe arena — two fixed standson the main concourse and oneportable location on the upperconcourse.Exterior• The weathering steel facadeof the arena is made up of 12,000steel panels.• More than 600 tons of steelsheets were used to create theseunique panels.• Approximately 1,900 lightemittingdiodes are installedwithin the panels to illuminatethe facade at night.• There is a 360-degree marqueeon the “oculous,” or eye atthe entrance to the arena.Concessions,restaurants, and bars• There are 23 concessionstands and 27 concession cartspeppered throughout the stadium.• There will be four bars,four lounges, three clubs, and arestaurant.to seize the stage for a spooktacularHalloween howl-fest.It’s astounding that it’s beennine years, one month, and 20days since developer Bruce Ratnerannounced that he was consideringbuying the Nets andrelocating them to Brooklyn aspart of a larger revitalizationproject.That was back on Aug. 3, 2003,and despite the obstacles — let’sface it, there have been enoughof them to fill a basketball court!— the spectacular vision for aBrooklyn sports team to play ina Brooklyn arena, complementedby world-class entertainment, refusedto waver or diminish.We invite you now, our faithfulreaders without whom ourhard work would cease to matter,to enjoy the read as much aswe enjoyed writing it, and join usin extending a hearty Brooklyncheer to our newest collective asset— the Barclays Center.
A4BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Brooklynbanking onBarclays!Neighboring businesses excited by influxof foot-traffic — and incomeBY SHAVANA ABRUZZOThe Barclays Center willbe a boon to Brooklyn businesseswhen it opens nextweek, say neighboring merchantswho plan to stay openlonger and open stores closerto the arena in anticipationof the expected surge in visitorsflocking to the sportsand entertainment complex.“We’re considering adjustingour hours,” said JohnPflug, director of Marketingat P.C. Richard, whose storeat Atlantic and Flatbush avenuesis opposite the futurehome of the Brooklyn Nets.“There might be an opportunityfor folks that are attendingto stop in and give us alook.”The Atlantic Terminaland Atlantic Center Mall iscalling in extra troops.“We’re increasing staffon event nights, and mostof the tenants are preparingfor increased business byadding staff and bringing inextra products,” said spokeswomanLaura Dolan.The Downtown BrooklynPartnership is also gettingits game on by distributingdiscounted coupons to someof the 500 businesses it overseesto Barclays Center visitors.“You’re going to havethousands of people comingto Brooklyn, and we wantto encourage them to stayand shop in Downtown,”said Vivian Liao, directorof Marketing and StrategicPartnerships.One place sports fans canstock up on Nets regalia isacross the street at Modell’sSporting Goods, which hasdone brisk business sinceunveiling the team’s colorsand logo this summer.“On that first day alone,we sold more Brooklyn Netsgear at the Atlantic Avenuestore than we did chainwidelast year,” said spokesmanJason Karlowski, addingthat the store is gettinga makeover to attract morecustomers.At least one pro-activefood vendor has already(Clockwise from above) Modell’semployees (from left) LamaeshaGibson and Carla Clarke are excitedabout selling more BrooklynNets gear once the BarclaysCenter opens. Billy Gnad, districtmanager at P.C. Richardsin Downtown Brooklyn. EnzoConigliaro, co-owner of Zito’sSandwich Shoppe in Park Slope,with his signature pork braciolesandwich!Photos by Elizabeth Grahamopened an additional storeto serve Barclays Center attendeesseeking a late-nightsnack — washed down withdiscounted beer from Brooklyn’sown Sixpoint Brewery.“We’re going to be experiencinga busier time,”said Marcello Bucca of Zito’sSandwich Shoppe inPark Slope, who investedin a new satellite eatery onFifth Avenue and UnionStreet where he’ll cater foodto kitchen-free bars duringaway games. “This is allbeing done with the idea ofcreating a sense of communityand an environmentwhere Brooklyn is the maintheme, and the Nets are abig part of that now.”The arrival of BarclaysCenter may be just the tonicfor Brooklyn’s ailing economy,say the experts.“One of the most profoundimpacts that it is goingto have is in the employmentsector because Barclays ismaking a concerted and deliberateeffort to hire Brooklynites,”said Professor CliffordBenton, who teachesbusiness studies at Long IslandUniversity on FlatbushAvenue Extension.Arena-goers will ultimatelydictate the borough’scash-flow, added Scott Rothbort,who operates the website,“Finance Professor.”“It’s a matter of whetherpeople are just going to theevents, or dining before andafter them,” he said.It’s guaranteed thatBrooklynites will be comingto the Barclays Center, evenif they’re not Nets fans.Besides the concerts andother highlights, Long IslandUniversity’s Blackbirdswill play three games atBarclays this season, squaringoff against MinnesotaState University’s MoorheadDragons during a doubleheaderon Nov. 9. The Terriersfrom St. Francis Collegein Brooklyn Heights willalso play St. John University’sRed Storm team thereon Dec. 15 in their first gametogether away from the Gardenor Carnesecca Arena in20 years.“It’s the first college basketballgame ever at BarclaysCenter, and we’re goingto be a part of it,” said LongIsland University spokesmanGreg Fox.Arts groups will be verymuch a part of the action aswell.The Brooklyn Academyof Music, Barclays’ new artisticconsultant, is hopingto attract spectacular, largescale arts events never beforeseen in the city, saidpresident Karen BrooksHopkins.
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A6BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Before it was an arena…A century ago, a meat market stood where the Barclays Center has risenBY SHAVANA ABRUZZOThe corner of Flatbush and Atlanticavenues is home to Brooklyn’sbiggest entertainment destination— but the same couldn’tbe said for the intersection morethan 100 years ago.Back then, the Fort Greene RetailMeat Market was doing briskbusiness where the Atlantic Terminaland Atlantic Center Mallstands today — a far cry fromwhat early 20th-century developershad in mind when they lookedto increase the area’s prosperityafter construction of the BrooklynAcademy of Music ended in1908, and the Williamsburgh SavingsBank Building opened twodecades later.Most of their grand projectsfell prey to the Great Depression,and the neighborhood — a crossroadsof commerce even at thatbleak time — became the base ofoperations for the unglamorousmeat-packing industry that keptBrooklyn’s growling stomach atbay during World War II.The market, which slaughteredits own meat, was one ofthe few legitimate food outletsthat put porterhouse steaks,chops, and beef livers on Americantables during a national foodpanic that spawned a thrivingblack market — a panic PresidentRoosevelt’s Office of PriceAdministration tried to quashby ordering Hollywood producersto eliminate shots of chargingcattle from their Westerns to diffusepublic despair over rations,which curbed access to dairy andcanned goods as well.The panic exploded into a fullblownriot on June 6, 1946, as morethan 3,000 boroughites mobbedthe market to claim their shareof a 30,000-pound meat haul, withcops summoned to keep the peace— a riot documented by the localmedia.“To add to the excitement,someone yelled ‘Murder!’ at theheight of the disorder, and otherstook up the cry,” wrote the nowdefunctBrooklyn Eagle.Prices eased after the war, andthe market flourished.“Scarce no more, yes, folks,that’s beef and there’s plenty ofit at the Fort Greene Retail MeatMarket,” read a photo caption inthe Eagle’s July 10, 1946 edition.(Above) The Brooklyn Dodgers mayhave stayed in the borough if ownerWallace O’Malley had had been giventhe go-ahead to build a new baseballstadium near where the Barclays Centeris today (left).The market relocated to SunsetPark in the late 1960s when thecity began work on the AtlanticTerminal Urban Renewal Area,an arduous undertaking that actuallycompounded the blight ofFort Greene, according to urbangeographer Winifred Curran whowrote an analysis of the neighborhoodin 1998.“The site was cleared andthen left abandoned for close to 30years, while attempts by the cityto develop it failed to come to fruition,”she said.In the 1950s, the AtlanticYards — a mixed-use commercialand residential development projectwhose crown jewel is the BarclaysCenter — could have beenthe location of an entirely differentsports home team if one of theborough’s most hated man hadbeen allowed his way.Brooklyn Dodgers ownerWalter O’Malley eyed the areanear the site for his new baseballstadium, before his dream waswrecked by master planner RobertMoses, who refused him accessto the property.The failing economy challengedthe mettle of some theregion’s hardiest mom-and-popPhoto by Stefano Giovanninibusiness owners. One of themwas Martin Orlofsky, who openedMidtown Florist and Nursery onFlatbush and Third avenues in theearly 1970s — a few blocks fromwhere the Barclays Center wouldrise more than 40 years later.“The neighborhood was terrible,”says Orlofsky’s son Mitchell,who took over the business.“It was abandoned, dark, withprostitutes hanging around. Everyonethought my dad was crazymoving in.”The elder Orlofsky was certainlyon point with his brightforecast for the plagued district.“He said this area’s going tocome back because it was the hubof Brooklyn, you have almost everytrain and bus stop there, andit’s 10 minutes out of Manhattan,”says Mitchell Orlofsky, whose fatherbought the building housinghis floral shop after the city tookit over and put it on the auctionblock.“He did it to save his business,”he said.Today, the florist continuesto operate under the same name,but with a different owner, at AtlanticAvenue, between Third andFourth avenues — a busy crossroadswith a colorful past.The building containing theVitamin Shoppe, across from theAtlantic Terminal Mall, was oncethe location of a Rexall pharmacy,plus a pair of brow-raising businesses.In the early 1900s, a branch ofMechanics Bank — where “thebooks were cooked the night beforethe state banking inspectorswere due to show up,” reportsBrownstoner — occupied theground floor. And on the secondfloor, in the late 1800s, stood theoffice of a dentist known as “PainlessParker,” who advertised hisalleged Midas touch in large letteringin front of the building,promising a dental experiencethat was “Positively IT in PainlessDentistry.”Next week, hoop fans will besquaring up to make BarclaysCenter the new “IT” sports andentertainment venue in town — aBrooklyn milestone that MitchellOrlofsky is looking forward to,heartily.“I’m a Nets fan, and I plan to attendtheir games,” he said.
A7SUNY Downstate Welcomes the Barclays CenterSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012SUNY Downstate Medical Centerhas expanded to serve you betterNow at three major locations:Downstateat Central Brooklyn445 Lenox RoadEast FlatbushComprehensive and ER careDownstateat Long Island College Hospital339 Hicks StreetCobble Hill(Straight down Atlantic Ave from Barclays Center)Comprehensive and ER careDownstateat Bay Ridge9036 7th AvenueBay RidgeWalk-In Urgent Care andAmbulatory SurgeryDownstate Doctor Referral Line: 1.888.270.SUNY (7869)or visit www.Downstate.edu
A8BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Boxing is backTitle fights return to Brooklyn at Barclays on Oct. 20Benonhurst’s Paulie Malignaggi, the World Boxing Association welterweight title-holder, is set to defendhis belt at the Barclays Center in October.Photo by Derrick LytleBY WILL BREDDERMANThe Barclays Centerisn’t just about basketball— the bell will ring outsidethe squared-circle longbefore the first whistle isblown on the hardwood.The arena has a dealwith Oscar De La Hoya’sGolden Boy promotions tobring up to 12 boxing eventsa year to Brooklyn — andthe action starts on Oct. 20.The title card — tagged“Brooklyn Pride” — willbe a rematch between undefeatedPhiladelphia-bornlight welterweight championDanny Garcia against theman he took the World BoxingCouncil belt from, Mexicanfighter Erik Morales.But the highlight of thenight will be BensonhurstnativePaulie “Magic Man”Malignaggi’s defense of theWorld Boxing Associationwelterweight title, againstsouth-of-the-border challengerPablo Cesar Cano.Also on the card will beMiddleweight Peter Quillenversus French World BoxingOrganization belt holderHassan N’Dam N’Jikam inhis first title shot.The three bouts representthe return of world titleboxing to Brooklyn afteran 81-year absence — andup-and-coming pugilistscouldn’t be happier.“I knew I had to winthere so I could go on andhave my first defense openingnight at the BarclaysCenter,” said Malignaggi,who was born just blocksfrom Barclays in Long IslandCollege Hospital. “It’sa big moment for me and mylife and career, defendingthe world title in Brooklyn,in front of all the fans.”The last title fight in theborough was Maxie Rosenbloom’scontroversial decisionvictory over lightheavyweight champ JimmySlattery at Ebbets Field in1931.The rest of the card readslike a who’s who in Brooklynboxing: Flatbush nativeDmitriy “Kid Kosher” Salita,who had been a favoriteto fight Malignaggi beforethe Cano fight was signed ;Brownsville-bred Daniel“The Golden Child” Jacobs,who’s coming off surgeryfor spinal cancer; and fellowformer world welterweighttitlist Luis Collazo, alsofrom Brownsville. Bronxnative Eddie Gomez is alsoscheduled to fight.Golden Boy has yet toannounce the opponents forthe undercard fighters.Boro’s boxing historyBY WILL BREDDERMANBrooklyn has been lacin’ em up for decades — producingsome of the finest practitioners of the sweetscience the boxing world has ever seen. Here’s a rundownof people and places to make their mark in theboxing world.Israel “Charley” GoldmanBorn in Poland in 1887, Boxing Hall of Famer Goldmangrew up in Red Hook to become a 5-foot-1 bantamweightcontender at age 16. Coming up in an era whenthe regulations of the sport weren’t clearly defined,Goldman claimed to have had over 400 fights and hisfirst-ever bout — held in a neighborhood bar — wascalled a draw after cops broke it up at the end of the42nd round. Goldman is most famous today for havingtrained heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano.Floyd PattersonThe youngest undisputed heavyweight championof the world, Patterson was born in North Carolinain 1935 and came of age in Bedford-Stuyvesant wherehe took up boxing at age 11. Patterson became a NewYork Golden Gloves champion and an Olympic goldmedalist at age 17, won his first world title at age 21,lost it at age 24, and recovered it a year later. Pattersonretired at age 37 following a loss to MuhammadAli, and served as chairman of the New York StateAthletic Commission from 1995 to 1998, before dyingin New Paltz in 2006.Mike TysonArguably Brooklyn’s greatest champion, Mike Tyson’snotoriously troubled life began in Bedford-Stuyvesantand Brownsville. Nicknamed “the Baddest Manon the Planet,” Tyson went undefeated for 37 fights, becameWord Boxing Council Heavyweight champion in1986 at age 20 and undisputed Heavyweight Championat age 21, and won the largest purse in history in 91 seconds,with a first-round knockout of Michael Spinks.Tyson is probably less famous today for his skill in thering than for his erratic behavior and bankruptcy.Riddick BoweThe last American to be called undisputed heavyweightchampion, Bowe won the New York GoldenGloves at age 17 by knocking out an opponent in fourseconds. The highlight of Bowe’s career was his epicseries against Evander Holyfield, where Bowe becamethe first fighter to ever defeat “The Real Deal”and the first to knock him out. Bowe was stripped ofhis World Council Boxing belt in 1992 for refusing toface British pugilist Lennox Lewis.Zab JudahBrownsville native and the former undisputedwelterweight champion, the “Super” southpaw cameup through Starrett City Gym in East New York andwon his first belt after defeating Micky Ward of “TheFighter” fame in 1998. Judah and was in talks to takeon welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggion Oct. 20 at Barclays.Gleason’s GymFounded by bantamweight Bobby Gleason in theBronx in 1937, Gleason’s moved to Manhattan in 1974before current owner Bruce Silverglade brought itto Front Street between Wall Street and Old Slip inDUMBO in 1984. Tyson, Bowe, Judah, and Malignaggiall trained there.
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A10BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Disney magicMickey’s setting his sights — and skates — on BarclaysBY COLIN MIXSONYour favorite Disneycharacters will be comingto the Barclays Center— and they’ll be bringingtheir skates.Brooklyn’s newest entertainmentdestination willbe hosting “Disney on Ice”from Jan. 23 through Jan.27 — news that’s sure to delightfamilies looking forkid-friendly fun that’s a lotcloser than Long Island orNew Jersey, show organizerssay.“We’re very excited tobe adding the BarclaysCenter to the mix,” saidSteve Yaros, vice presidentof event marketing andsales at feld entertainment,which is producing Disneyon Ice. “Otherwise, folks inBrooklyn would have to goto New Jersey!”The Disney on Ice showevolves annually to includedifferent acts and differentcharacters. This year’sshow is entitled “Rockin’Ever After,” and will featuresome of Disney’s fairestladies in waiting, includingPrincess Meridafrom the recent Pixar film,“Brave.”Of course, the show willfeature Mickey and MinnieMouse, Donald Duck and ahost of traditional Disneystars, Yaros said.The spectacular will includeplenty of eye-dazling(Clockwise from above) Characters from “Brave,” “Tangled,” and“Beauty and the Beast” will sing and glide across the Barclays Centerwhen it hosts “Disney on Ice.” Courtesy Feld Entertainmentpyrotechnics and will emulatethe format of moderntalent shows similar to“American Idol,” only insteadof grumpy Simon Cowell,Mickey will act as judge.“The premis of the showis it’s a talent contest, andMickey’s not in his traditionalgarb, he’s more modernand edgy, and he’s theMC for the whole show,”said Kyle Rougeau, a tourcoordinator for the show.Each princess will gether shot at the spotlight,as they all perform favorednumbers from their respectivefilms to win Mickey’sapproval.“It’s like the greatesthits, for us to put all thosestories in a two-hour production,we pick the biggestscenes with the best music,and then translate that toan on-ice performance,”Yaros said.As much as kids will delightin seeing their favoriteDisney songs performedlive, fans of ice skating willbe equally enraptured bythe show’s on-ice excellence,Yaros explained.Skaters for the showcasehail from across the globe,proving once and for all thatit really is a small world, afterall, organizers said.“Everybody on the showis a world-class skater, peoplefrom all over the worldrepresenting six differentcountries,” said Rougeau.“Skating is their life.”“Disney on Ice” at theBarclays Center [620 AtlanticAve. at Flatbush Avenuein Downtown, (212) 359–6387, www.barclayscenter.com] from Jan. 23 to Jan.27.
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A12BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012The people’sarena!Free Barclays Center tickets going to nonprofits,religious, and community groupsBY NATALIE O’NEILLUnderprivileged Brooklyniteswill be able to seetop-notch entertainment atthe Barclays Center thanksto a partnership between aDowntown neighborhoodgroup and the arena thatwill make sure folks withoutthe funds get passes toa number of anticipated stadiumevents.Downtown BrooklynNeighborhood Alliance’scomplimentary ticket programwill offer Brooklynbasednon-profits, religious,and community groups upto 50 tickets per event — aservice community leadersare hailing as a great opportunity.“We’re excited,” saidHerbert Daughtry, a pastorat The House of the LordChurch who helped launchthe program. “It gives peopleaccess who wouldn’thave had the chance.”Senior and youth groups— chosen by lottery — willbe able see performancesfrom artists such as Jay-Zand Barbra Streisand,Daughtry said.The deal comes as partof the arena’s CommunityBenefits Program, in whichdeveloper Bruce Ratnerpromised to provide thousandsof jobs and servicesto Brooklynites.Ratner says the community-centricticket program,which includes access toNets games, will allow theBarclays Center give somethingback to Brooklyn.Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance’s complimentary ticket program will offer Brooklyn-basednon-profits, religious, and community groups up to 50 tickets per event — a service community leadersare hailing as a great opportunity.Courtesy Barclays Center“Barclays Center is goingto positively impact this communityin so many ways,” hesaid in a statement.Groups interested inobtaining free tickets toevents can download anapplication via the DowntownBrooklyn NeighborhoodAlliance websitehttp://www.thedbna.com/.
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A14SEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERBuilding Barclays from the ground upThe Barclays Center has changed the face of the borough — literally.Here’s a fond look back at how the budding arena matured from avacant lot to a world class sports and entertainment facility.APRIL 20, 2010: The Barclays Center is barely concieved, butbrimming with hope of what’s to come.AUG. 30, 2010: A fleet of backhoes make some progress in theconstuction crew’s frantic quest for bedrock.MARCH 25, 2011: Up it goes! The Barclays Center’s skeleton-likeframe rises into the air on two sides.Photos by Nelson BakermanAUG. 29, 2011: Progress on the frame continues, and a latticeworkof steel beams hovers overhead, primed to support the roof.FEB. 27, 2012: The arena has come a long way. A large portion ofthe roof appears complete, and work has begun on the facade.AUG. 23, 2012: What a beaut! With the roof finished, logos gleamingfrom the sides. The venue is nearly ready.For All Your Vacations Packages and Travel Needs Call TravelSpanVacations at 800-817-6177 or Visit Us Online @ travelspan.com877-786-6560 www.myNYCB.com *New York Community Bancorp has been rated the Top Performing Large Thrift in the U.S. for 2011among thrifts with $5.0 billion or more in assets, as reported by SNL Financial.©2012 New York Community Bank. Member FDIC
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A16BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Eat, drink, & hang outThe lively neighborhoods around the Barclays Center are loaded with attractionsBY ELI ROSENBERGBasketball games and concertswon’t be the only action near thecorner of Flatbush and Atlanticavenues when the Barclays Centeropens this fall.Hoops fans and music loverswho flock to the arena will find thebordering neighborhoods of FortGreene, Park Slope, and BoerumHill jam-packed with eateries, wateringholes, and attractions thatare worth a visit.Here are the best places todine, drink, and pass time beforetip-off around the soon-to-openstadium:FOOD8. Habana OutpostThis popular Fort Greenehangout serves tasty Latin Americanfare and cool drinks in anoutdoor space featuring picnictables and an old truck that’s beenconverted into a kitchen.757 Fulton St. at S. PortlandAvenue in Fort Greene, (718) 858–9500.1 & 16. 67 BurgerThe two branches of this Americanfood joint are the best bets fora quick burger and beer within aball’s roll of the stadium.67 Lafayette Ave. between S.Elliot and Fort Greene places inFort Greene, (718) 797–7150.234 Flatbush Ave. betweenSixth Avenue and Bergen Streetin Park Slope, (718) 399–6767.4. Smoke JointWith a menu featuring pulled12ATLANTIC AVE4TH AVELAFAYETTE AVEASHLAND PLFULTON STST FELIX STPACIFIC AVEDEAN STBERGEN STST MARKS PLWARREN STHANSON PLFORT GREENE PLSUBWAY(2,3,4,5,B,D,N,Q,R)115TH AVE13FLATBUSH AVE15ST M MARKS AVEPROSPECT PL14134 56S ELLIOT PLBARCLAYSCENTER167S PORTLAND AVE6TH AVE28 910S OXFORD STCUMBERLAND STATLANTIC AVEPACIFIC AVEDEAN STBERGEN STST MARKS AVECUMBERLAND STCARLTON AVEGREENE AVEADELPHI STFULTON STCARLTON AVEALL STARS: (Above, left to right)Learn how to duel on the checkeredtable at the New York Chess andGame Shop on Flatbush Avenue. Grabsome barbecue at the Smoke Joint inFort Greene. Habana Outpost in FortGreene is always jumping with peopleenjoying Cuban sandwiches, tacos,and cheap beers.Photos by Elizabeth Grahampork, baked beans, and cornbread,this southern-style barbecuespot will satisfy any comfortfood cravings.87 S. Elliot Pl. at LafayetteAvenue in Fort Greene, (718) 797–1011.6. Greene Grape ProvisionsPlanning a picnic beforethe concert? Stock up on gourmetcheese, sliced meats, andsnacks at the Greene Grape —or just get one of its’ delicioussandwiches.753 Fulton St. at South PortlandAvenue in Fort Greene, (718)233–2700.13. El Viejo YayoOld-school Dominican faresuch as mofongo (plantainsmashed with pork) and oxtailstew are sure to fill fans up beforeor after a game at El Viejo Yayo —literally, the old man or grandfather.36 Fifth Ave. between Deanand Bergen streets in Park Slope,(718) 622–8922.15. City SubDozens of different oversized
BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERA17SEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Photo by Bryan BruchmanSLAM DUNKS: (Above) 67 Burger’s Ed Tretter showcases a blue cheese and baconhamburger in front of his new arena-friendly location on Flatbush Avenue.(Left) Maegan Addis D’Amato beckons you to come to Der Schwarze Kolner in FortGreene for a stout glass of Bavarian beer.Photo by Elizabeth Grahamsandwiches and a no-frills attitudemake this outpost a favoriteof cops, firemen, and constructionworkers — and a great place forhoops fans to grab some grub beforethe game.450 Bergen St. between Flatbushand Fifth avenues in ParkSlope, (718) 398–2592.DRINKS3. Frank’s Cocktail LoungeFrank’s is a classic bar withan old-school vibe that will remindsome fans of a Nets barback in the team’s ABA era:think plush seating, sweetcocktails, and a thumping R&Bsoundtrack that sometimessparks dance parties.660 Fulton St. between S. ElliotPlace and Lafayette Avenuein Fort Greene, (718) 625–9339.5. Mo’sGet to know the neighbors atthis pub, which, despite a minorname change, remains a popularFort Greene watering hole.80 Lafayette Ave. at S. PortlandAvenue in Fort Greene, (718)797–2849.10. Der Schwarze KolnerThe impressive selection ofBavarian beers draws big crowdsat this beer garden — and thesidewalk tables are the secondhottest seats in town behind theBarclays Center’s courtside offerings.710 Fulton St. at S. OxfordStreet in Fort Greene, (347) 841–4495.12. Fourth Avenue PubThe banging beer selectionis the main attraction at this nodramabar in Boerum Hill, whichboasts 27 brews on tap, not to mentionbottled suds.76 Fourth Ave. between BergenStreet and St. Marks Place inBoerum Hill, (718) 643–2273.SHOPS2. Stuart and WrightImpress the luxury box crowdwith designer duds from of-the-momentbrands such as Rag & Boneand A.P.C. at this boutique.85 Lafayette Ave. between S. ElliottPlace and S. Portland Avenuein Fort Greene, (718) 797–0011.7. Greenlight BooksDid the game pique your interestin the 1-3-1 zone or the triangleoffense? Head to Greenlight to pickup a book on basketball strategy —or scope out the fiction, non-fiction,and readings that have made thisbookstore a neighborhood institution.686 Fulton St. at S. PortlandAvenue in Fort Greene, (718) 246–0200.9. Diamante’s BrooklynCigar LoungeSmoke-filled rooms are usuallywhere deals are made, but thissmall smoking parlor, owned byDavid Diamante — the voice of theNets — is the perfect place to kickback with a big cigar and celebratea big Brooklyn victory.108 S. Oxford St. between Fultonand Lafayette avenues in FortGreene, (646) 462–3876.11. Modell’s Sporting GoodsRep the borough with the helpof this big sports store, which hasstocked up on a full array of Netsand Brooklyn-themed gear sincethe hoopsters came to town.140 Flatbush Ave. between AtlanticAvenue and Pacific Streetin Downtown, (718) 399–6700.14. New York Chessand GamesDirectly across from the arena, adifferent kind of game reigns. Nerdout on chess at Kings County’s premieregathering place for the gameof kings and queens.192 Flatbush Ave. at DeanStreet in Park Slope, (718) 398–3727.
A18BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Barclays Center events guideWhether you’re looking for a showdown on the hardwood, in thering, or if you’re just looking forward to catching your favoriteband on stage, you’ll be able to find world-class entertainmentat the Barclays Center, which opens on Sept. 28 with a concert byGrammy-Award winning rapper and arena stakeholder Jay-Z.Jay-Z’s three concerts are sold out, but there’s plenty of other eventsjust around the corner: out-of-this-world rock ‘n’ roll performances courtesyof Rush, Journey, the Who, and the alt-rock super group SmashingPumpkins, who will be headlining the Barclays Center’s first-ever Halloweenblowout.Other sensational singers gracing the Barclays Center’s stage includeRihanna, Barbra Streisand in a poignant Brooklyn homecoming,and Justin Bieber.The New York Islanders will take on the New Jersey Devils in thearena’s first sporting contest, on ice or off, followed by World ChampionshipBoxing pitting Danny “Swift” Garcia against Erik “El Terrible”Morales.The Nets will begin their season on Nov. 1 with a home match againstthe New York Knicks.Here’s the complete rundown of games, concerts and events:All events will take place at the Barclays Center [620 Atlantic Ave. atFlatbush Avenue in Downtown, (212) 359–6387], www.barclayscenter.com.2012Tues, Oct. 2New York Islanders vs. NewJersey Devils: The New York Islanderswill play the first-ever NationalHockey League game at theBarclays Center. Tickets start at$19.85. 6:30 pm.Sun, Oct. 7Harlem Globetrotters: theGlobetrotters will play in the boroughfor the first time ever whenthey bring their unique brand offamily entertainment to BarclaysCenter. Tickets start at $24.95. 6:30pm.Thurs, Oct. 11Barbra Streisand in concert:Streisand will be making atriumphant return to her nativeborough. Tickets start at $104.05.6:30 pm.Sat, Oct. 13Barbra Streisand in concert:Streisand will be making atriumphant return to her nativeborough. Tickets start at $104.05.6:30 pm.Sun, Oct. 14The Kings Men: BarclaysCenter will host four of the mostsuccessful performers in gospelmusic history, Kirk Franklin,Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkinand Israel Houghton, for “TheKing’s Men” tour. Tickets start at$32.60. 6:30 pm.Sat, Oct. 20World Championship Boxing:The main event will featureunbeaten Danny “Swift” GarciaBELIEBE IT OR NOT: Pop star JustinBieber will perform at the BarclaysCenter on Nov. 2. AP / Darryl Dyckdefending his WBA Super, WBC &Ring Magazine Super LightweightWorld Championships againstErik “El Terrible” Morales. Startingat $65.80. 6:30 pm.Mon, Oct. 22Rush: The innovative rockband Rush will perform at BarclaysCenter following the releaseof its new album “Clockwork Angles.”Starting at $61.65. 6:30 pm.Fri, Oct. 26Sensation:InternationallyONE HOT TICKET: Barbra Streisand will be making a triumphant return to her native borough for two shows. AP / Eddy Rischacclaimed dance and music phenomenonSensation will make itsU.S. debut when it comes to BarclaysCenter. Starting at $170. 6:30pm.Mon, Oct. 29John Legend: John Legend,the nine-time Grammy AwardwinningR&B superstar, will bethe first artist to perform in concertat Barclays Center’s Cushman& Wakefield Theater, anintimate setting within the newsports and entertainment venue.Starting at $70.85. 8:30 pm.Tues, Oct. 30Journey in concert: Sinceits formation in 1973 in San Francisco,Journey has earned 19 Top40 singles and 25 gold and platinumalbums. The band’s GreatestHits album is certified 15 timesplatinum, bringing Journey intothe elite club of Diamond-certifiedalbum holders. Starting at$36.70. 6:30 pm.Wed, Oct. 31Smashing Pumpkins in concert:The multi-Grammy Awardwinningrock band led by singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, willperform in concert at BarclaysCenter in Brooklyn. Starting at$59.55. 8 pm.Thurs, Nov. 1NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the New YorkKnicks at their first home game.Starting at $15. 7 pm.Sat, Nov. 3NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Toronto Raptors.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sun, Nov. 4How Sweet the Sound:Grammy award-winning gospelgreat and Brooklynite HezekiahWalker and his Love FellowshipChoir will be performing in his“A Night of Hope” concert at BarclaysCenter. To be announced.6:30 pm.Mon, Nov. 5NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the MinnesotaTimberwolves. Starting at $15.7:30 pm.Fri, Nov. 9Barclays Center Classic:Grudge match between the Universityof Kentucky and the Universityof Maryland. To be announced.6:30 pm.Sat, Nov. 10Comedian Russel Peters:The Notorious World Tour featuresnew material from theBrampton, Ontario raised comic.Starting at $66.25. 6:30 pm.Sun, Nov. 11NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the OrlandoMagic. Starting at $15. 3 pm.Mon, Nov. 12Justin Bieber in concert:Beiber has more than 43 millionFacebook fans, more than 22 millionTwitter followers, and morethan 2.7 billion YouTube views— he is by far the most popularYouTube artist of all time, andreceived the 2012 Billboard MusicAward for Social Artist of theYear. Starting at $48.90. 6:30 pm.Tues, Nov. 13NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the ClevelandCavaliers. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.Wed, Nov. 14Coaches vs Cancer: BYU,Continued on Page 20
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A20BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Events guide…Continued from page 18Florida State, Notre Dame, andSaint Joseph’s will meet at BarclaysCenter for the ChampionshipRounds of the Coaches vs.Cancer Classic. To be announced.6 pm.Wed, Nov. 14The Who: The legendaryband will perform their iconic1973 double album Quadropheniain its entirety, along with a selectionof Who classics. Starting at$50.40. 6:30 pm.Thurs, Nov. 15NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Boston Celtics.Starting at $15. 8 pm.Sun, Nov. 25NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the PortlandTrailblazers. Starting at $15. 3 pm.Tues, Dec. 4NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the OklahomaCity Thunder. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.Wed, Dec. 5Andrea Bocelli: After nearlya decade of performing annualconcerts in Manhattan, one of themost popular classical singers inthe world has chosen to hold hisonly New York City performancethis year at the Barclays Center.Starting at $92.85. 6:30 pm.Sun, Nov. 18Kellog’s Tour of GymnasticsChampions 2012: Team USA’sOlympic-gold winning gymnastswill come to Barclays Centeras their national tour swingsthrough the east coast. Startingat $37.20. 6:30 pm.Mon, Nov. 19Legends Classic: Georgetown,Indiana, UCLA, and Georgiawill compete in the 2012 LegendsClassic, which culminateswith the Championship Roundsat the Barclays Center. Startingat $19.85. 6:30 pm.Wed, Nov. 21Bob Dylan and His Band: Dylanwill perform with Mark Knopfler.To be announced. 6:30 pm.Fri, Nov. 23NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the LA Clippers.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Fri, Dec. 7NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Golden StateWarriors. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.Sun, Dec. 9NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the MilwaukeeBucks. Starting at $15. 6 pm.Mon, Dec. 10Gospel concert: Grammyaward-winning gospel great andBrooklynite Hezekiah Walkerand his Love Fellowship Choirwill be performing in “A Night ofHope” concert. TBA. 6:30 pm.Tues, Dec. 11NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the New YorkKnicks. Starting at $15. 7 pm.Wed, Dec. 12Sounds of Reggae: Internationalreggae artists Beres Hammond,Ali Campbell’s UB40,Going to a concert at the Barclays Center? Find out where you will be sitting with this handy concert chart.Courtesy Barclays CenterShaggy, and Maxi Priest will perform.Starting at $95.40. 6:30 pm.Fri, Dec. 14NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Detroit Pistons.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sat, Dec. 15College basketball: Fordhamvs. Princeton at 2:30 pm, St.John’s vs St. Francis at 5 pm, andMichigan vs. West Virginia at 8pm. Starting at $21.35. 2:30 pm.Tues, Dec. 18NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Utah Jazz.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Thurs, Dec. 20Leonard Cohen: The mastersongwriter of “Hallelujah” and“Suzanne,” and member of SongwritersHall of Fame, Rock & RollHall of Fame, and recipient ofGrammy Lifetime AchievementAward. Starting at $37.20. 6:30 pm.Wed, Jan. 23Disney on Ice: Presenting,“Treasure Trove,” bringing to lifeyour favorite Disney stories withthe artistry of ice skating to createan unforgettable experience.FIERCE FIVE: U.S. gymnasts (from left) Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKaylaMaroney, Alexandra Raisman, and Kyla Ross took home gold medals for the Sat, Dec. 22Sat, Jan. 5TBA. 6:30 pm.2013team competition at the London Olympics. AP / Gregory Bull College basketball: Long Is-NBA Basketball: The Brook-Continued on Page 22land University vs. Seton Hall,and Manhattan vs. South Carolina,as a part of the BrooklynHoops Holiday Invitational. TBA.6:30 pm.Sun, Dec. 23NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Philadelphia76ers. Starting at $15. 3 pm.Tues, Dec. 25NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Boston Celtics.Starting at $15. 12 pm.Fri, Dec. 28NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the CharlotteBobcats. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sat, Dec. 29NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the ClevelandCavaliers. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.lyn Nets take on the SacramentoKings. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Fri, Jan. 11NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the PhoenixSuns. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sun, Jan. 13NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Indiana Pacers.Starting at $15. 6 pm.Tues, Jan. 15NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Toronto Raptors.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Fri, Jan. 18NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the AtlantaHawks. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.
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A22BROOKLYN WELCOMES THE BARCLAYS CENTERSEPTEMBER 21–27, 2012Events guide…Continued from page 20Thurs, Jan. 24Disney on Ice: 1 pm. SeeWednesday, Jan. 23.Fri, Jan. 25Disney on Ice: 1 pm. SeeWednesday, Jan. 23.Sat, Jan. 26Disney on Ice: 1 pm. SeeWednesday, Jan. 23.Wed, Feb. 13NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Denver Nuggets.Starting at $15. Time to beannounced.Tues, Feb. 19NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the MilwaukeeBucks. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Fri, Feb. 22NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Huston Rockets.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sun, Jan. 27Disney on Ice: 1 pm. SeeWednesday, Jan. 23.Mon, Jan. 28NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the OrlandoMagic. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Wed, Jan. 30NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Miami Heat.Starting at $15. 8 pm.Fri, Feb. 1NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the ChicagoBulls. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Tues, Feb. 5NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the LA Lakers.Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Sun, Feb. 10NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the San AntonioSpurs. Starting at $15. 8 pm.Sun, Feb. 24NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the MemphisGrizzlies. Starting at $15. 3:30pm.Fri, March 1NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Dallas Mavericks.Starting at $15. 8 pm.Fri, March 8NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the WashingtonWizards. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.Tues, March 12NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the New OrleansHornets. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Thurs, March 14The Atlantic 10 championship:See who gets to go to theNCAA men’s basketball tournament.All session pass $143. 6:30pm.Fri, March 15The Atlantic 10 championship:ZIM’S IN: Legendary rocker Bob Dylan will perform on Nov.21.William ClaxtonGoing to the first Nets home game? Find out where you’ll be sitting.1 pm. See Thursday, March 14.Sat, March 16The Atlantic 10 championship:1 pm. See Thursday, March14.Sat, March 16The Atlantic 10 women’schampionship: See the championshipfinal game to see whocomes out on top. TBA. 6:30 pm.Sun, March 17The Atlantic 10 championship:1 pm. See Thursday, March14.Sun, March 17NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the AtlantaHawks. Starting at $15. 8 pm.Thurs, April 4NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the ChicagoBulls. Starting at $15. 7 pm.Sat, April 6NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the CharlotteBobcats. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Tues, April 9NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Philadelphia76ers. Starting at $15. 7:30 pm.Mon, April 15NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the WashingtonWizards. Starting at $15. 7:30pm.Wed, April 17NBA Basketball: The BrooklynNets take on the Detroit Pistons.Starting at $15. 8 pm.Thurs, April 18Golden Gloves final: The nation’slargest and most prestigiousamateur boxing tournament willhold its two-day final event. TBA.6:30 pm.Fri, April 19Golden Gloves final: 6:30 pm.See Thursday, April 18.Wed, May 1Ringling Bros. and BarnumCourtesy Barclays Center& Bailey Circus: “The GreatestShow on Earth” brings its worldfamous live action show of animalsand acts to Brooklyn. TBA.TBA.Sat, May 4Rihanna: The Grammy-awardwinning singer’s “DiamondsWorld Tour.” TBA. 8 pm.Thurs, Oct. 3Equestrian show: The NewYork Masters is one of the mostprestigious Masters competitionsfor the world’s top 30-ranked ridersand their best horses. TBA.6:30 pm.Fri, Oct. 4Barclays Center, Equestrianshow: 1 pm. See Thursday, Oct. 3.Sat, Oct. 5Barclays Center, Equestrianshow: 1 pm. See Thursday, Oct. 3.Sun, Oct. 6Barclays Center, Equestrianshow: 1 pm. See Thursday,Oct. 3.
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