Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding his final State of the City address in Barclays Center this afternoon.(1)
Streets of Your Town: Live shows in New York, featuring the 'Ecstatic' festival, folk heroes and punk standbys
Tonight, another British act, Mumford and Sons (Feb. 6, Barclay's Center) takes a heavier hand with rustic music. Their arena folk, with its hurried tempos and hollered choruses, is simply stadium rock in Western garb. Better are Michigan's Frontier Ruckus (Feb. 9, Mercury Lounge), who deliver rollicking folk with lyrics that feel like short stories.
The M.T.A. is thinking about creating a fleet of express buses to carry Brooklynites to LaGuardia, according to M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota.
Long before the college basketball doubleheader known as the Legends Classic tipped off at the Barclays Center late Monday afternoon, a crowd of red had gathered to see the Indiana Hoosiers battle the Georgia Bulldogs. The crowd that would gather to witness the debut of Shabazz Muhammad of U.C.L.A., the nation's top freshman making his collegiate debut in the nightcap against Georgetown, was not yet in evidence.
There was a lot of bro-hugging this afternoon at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough would be getting its second suburban sports franchise, the New York Islanders.(3)
It appears the Brooklyn Nets, whose move from New Jersey is now complete, have convinced another hard-times suburban franchise that there's more money to be made in Brooklyn.(1)
SHoP Architects, the firm that designed the new Nets stadium in downtown Brooklyn, is also working on initial designs for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens.(4)
"What worries you?" Charlie Rose asked developer Bruce Ratner on Monday, during an interview about Barclays Center. Ratner worries about traffic. And also safety.(1)
The builders of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will have much to celebrate at tomorrow's ribbon cutting, having made it through legal battles, financing troubles and architectural disputes to get to the opening of the giant arena.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg today came out swinging in defense of his administration's ban on big servings of sugary drinks, following the Board of Health's long anticipated approval of the proposal.
"We cannot continue to have our kids come down with diabetes at age six," he said.(1)
The Nets' new home at Barclays Center has 18,000 seats, 550 parking spaces, and a lot of nearby residents that that during game-time (or showtime), they'll have no place to park.
Into that situation, ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based website that allows drivers to find nearby parking lots and book spaces ahead of time, sees opportunity.
"We want to be here to help people make the best of a bad situation," said Justin Baker, the marketing manager there.