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Barclays Center Tourist Attraction?

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Barclays Center - January 31 (Tom Kaminski, WCBS Chopper  880)
Barclays Center - January 31 (Tom Kaminski, WCBS Chopper 880)

Lost in the construction alerts, critics complaints and other minutia is the reality that Barclays Center's opening is going to signal a new era in Brooklyn. The borough --and the city-- are likely to push September 28 as a touchstone in Brooklyn's revival. So much so, it's now being discussed as a tourist attraction.

amNY quotes the operation of a Brooklyn tourist bus tour. "When all is said and done, it will be another jewel in the crown of Brooklyn," Tony Muia, who runs "A Slice of Brooklyn" bus tour, said of the arena. Others spoke of how the arena will help spur the construction of Brooklyn hotels and other development nearby.