Are Barclays and Isles Near Deal?

B.D. Gallof who covers hockey for WFAN tweets Friday that the Islanders will either move to Brooklyn or somewhere far beyond the New York area.

Brooklyn Nets Gear Sales Skyrocket

The total sales volume on the first two days for the Brooklyn Nets gear was ten times the New Jersey Nets total sales in a typical year,

Nets Dancers - All New Everything

The Nets Dancers have a new name, the Brooklynnettes; a new website; new colors; new uniforms; a new choreographer and a new roster. After auditions at LIU, the Nets announced the new team Wednesday at Brooklyn Bowl, along with its new black-and-white identity (a Graffiti-like treatment "that "captures the urban landscape of Brooklyn".)

Jay-Z Opening 40-40 Club at Barclays

Jay-Z will open a new 40-40 Club, his signature club, at Barclays Center this fall. It will replicate his famed Manhattan location where he first met Mikhail Prokhorov.

Facade's Finishing Touches

Workmen have begun putting the final touches on Barclays Center's facade. The work has begun on the two most intricate elements of the arena: the 135' by 80' canopy that juts out over the entrance plaza and the "halo" that wraps around the front of the arena just above the main entrance. The facade is basically complete on the arena's other three sides.

P.J. - Kevin Better Than LeBron

P.J. Carlesimo may be biased butbin talking with a Toronto radio station, he said Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James.

Documents Show Larger Jay-Z Role

Documents made part of the Nets application for liquor licenses at Barclays Center show that Jay-Z is now a director of the arena and suggests a larger role as well for Milton Lee in the Mikhail Prokhorov company that owns the Nets.

Yormark: Isles 50-50 Bet at Barclays

Chris Botta, NHL writer for Sports Business Journal and once an Isles exec, reports that Brett Yormark is telling prospective sponsors that there is "better than 50%" chance that the Isles will move into Barclays Center once their lease at Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015.

Critics Fear Drunken Rich People

Barclays Center critics have a new bete noire, drunken plutocrats roaming the streets of their neighborhoods. They recently learned that while those in the cheap seats cant be served booze after the start of the fourth quarter, those in expensive suites can get drinks up to an hour after events, including Nets games, or as late as 2 a.m.

An Arena With "An Urban Feel"

MaryAnne Gilmartin, executive vice-president of Forest City Ratner, Christopher Sharples, one of the SHoP architects for Barclays Center recently led Curbed NY, a real estate blog, on a tour of the arena, speaking mainly about the features that will give Barclays Center "an urban feel."

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