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Philly, Not Brooklyn, to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Your correspondent just received an announcement by email from Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, giving the following info: After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in […]

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News Flash: Brooklyn Bidding for 2016 Democratic Convention

The New York Times reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic Convention. The proposal is for Barclays Center to be the “anchor venue” for the event, “with accommodations and other events to be spread across the city’s other four boroughs.” The Times piece calls Brooklyn […]

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Shake Shack’s Downtown Brooklyn Success Inspires Second BK Locale

Downtown Brooklyn’s Shake Shake inarguably changed the face & fortunes of the once-sagging Fulton Mall, convincing many Heights residents to cross Court Street for the first time in years (decades?). Since its December 2011 opening, the burger joint has led to a renaissance, bringing the likes of Starbucks, Brooklyn Industries, H&M, Century 21, Gap, Seattle’s […]

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Barclays Center TV Showcases Brooklyn Heights

Barclays Center Television (BCTV) is producing a series of short video clips, accompanied by music but no words, showing Brooklyn neighborhoods. Their first is of Brooklyn Heights; see it after the jump.

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Brooklyn Sees Influx Of Taxis, Thanks To Barclays Center

A recent story in The New York Times suggests that thanks to the influx of out-of-borough attendees to Barclays Center events, neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights are seeing yellow—with a major influx of taxis cruising through the area. According to the Times, “In its first month of existence, the Barclays Center has helped bolster a […]

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Shake Shack Must Love Downtown Brooklyn; Opening Second Shop At Barclays Center

Shack Shack must be cooking up a fortune at its Downtown Brooklyn Fulton Mall location, which opened in December. The New York Post reports today that the burger joint is sniffing a second neighborhood shop on Flatbush Avenue, just across from the new 18,200-seat Barclays Center. The venue hosts its grand opening tonight with rap […]

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Quote Of The Day: ‘Heights Residents Who Balked About Traffic Are Running Out To Buy’ Barclays Tickets

In a story about art installations that will decorate Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center—including a 20×110-foot mural by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas and a 70-foot mural from Cuban-American artist Jose Parla created at his studio two blocks from the arena—Forbes.com contributor Lynn Douglass offers a curious quote about nearby Brooklyn Heights…

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Barclays Center: What Does It Mean For 21st-Century Brooklyn?

While reporting on the ever-controversial Barclays Center across from Atlantic Terminal, is typically outside of Brooklyn Heights Blog’s purview, a lengthy essay in New York magazine is worth exploring, with its analysis of the impact of the arena on the future of the borough as a whole. Barclays “is now part of the new Brooklyn […]

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Babs Returns To Brooklyn Roots With October Barclays Concert

Barbra Streisand’s Brooklyn roots are certainly no secret. She was born & raised in the borough and graduated in 1959 from Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush. However, she has not performed publicly in BK since then, some 53 years ago… until now. As the mainstream press has proclaimed, Babs, now 70, is returning home […]

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Image Of The Week: Markowitz, Bloomie & Ratner Embrace Barclay Center’s Creation Of ‘2,000 Jobs’

On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Forest City Ratner Cos. Chairman/CEO Bruce Ratner to rally around the 2,000 jobs they insist will be created by the fall opening of Downtown Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Markowitz said, “Bringing the Nets to Brooklyn means more than exciting in-your-face basketball with a […]

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