Update: Now with Big Boi song, below!
If you’ve wondered what it would be like to watch your favorite epic nerd fantasy show (SORRY, XENA!) in a stadium of super-fans who will literally cut a bitch if you so much as sneeze, then head over to Barclays Center on March 20th! Join 7,000 “lucky” participants who will pay $15 to watch an early screening of Game of Thrones, which premieres its new season on April 6th.
Particularly loud acts visiting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be asked to keep the noise down despite the recent installation of 1,800 insulated ceiling panels meant to keep sound from escaping the arena and into the rattled ears of fed up neighbors.
The installation of the ceiling panels, first reported in atlanticyardsreport.com, followed a string of noise complaints by disgruntled neighbors which in May of last year led to a $3,200 noise violation fine.
Tucker Reed is sweet on Brooklyn—big time. A resident of Prospect Heights who enjoys frequenting the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mr. Reed is a champion of the city’s most populous borough. He is a ball of energy as he talks about all of the work the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has done with him as president for the past two years, from supporting the technology sector with the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition to establishing Downtown Brooklyn as New York City’s college town. About a year after Commercial Observer conducted the Sit-Down interview with Mr. Tucker, we wanted to check in and see how the nonprofit has been doing with the reinvention of Downtown Brooklyn.
About three hours into Amnesty International’s expansive 5-hour concert for human rights last night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot took the stage, introduced by Madonna. Read More
MaryAnne Gilmartin, president and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, and tech leader MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis will serve as the new co-chairs of the board of directors of the nonprofit Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
“When the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launched in 2006, Downtown Brooklyn looked, felt and served a very different role than today,” Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed said in a statement. “Now, new firms and families are choosing to be here because of the neighborhood’s strong foundation and rich history. MaryAnne and Bre embody a new generation of Brooklyn entrepreneurs, and I am delighted that we’ll be able to tap into their experience and wisdom.”
Two members of the Russian rock band Pussy Riot will appear at a concert for Amnesty International at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 5.
Evolution of Print
It wasn’t too shabby a 2013 for Jay-Z. In his second year of fatherhood, he found time to release a brand new studio album, collaborate on the Great Gatsby soundtrack, set up a brand new sports agency and consolidate and sell off all his stock in the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Read More
GQ is bringing branded content to another level by opening up a branded barbershop, because why just be a magazine if you can also be a lifestyle brand?
And of course, the pop-up shop, which will be run by the trendily old-time-y Fellow Barber, is going to be in a locale with access to an unprecedented amount of (gentle)men who spend an inordinate amount of time grooming their facial hair: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Forest City Enterprises and Greenland Holdings Group, a Chinese state-owned developer, have completed an agreement for a joint-venture to develop Atlantic Yards, the companies announced today.
The two parties had previously announced a preliminary deal in October under which Greenland would acquire a 70-percent stake in the Atlantic Yards project from Forest City. Expected to close in 2014, the joint venture includes phases one and two of the project, excluding the Barclays Center and the B2 modular housing tower.
Reporters, PR men and honchos from Forest City Ratner and modular manufacturer Skanska gathered today in the cold and considerable shadow of Barclay’s Center to witness the hoisting into place of the first of the modular units in Atlantic Yards’ B2 residential tower, which aims to become the world’s tallest modular building upon its completion, slated for late next year. Of the tower’s 363 units, 181 will qualify as affordable housing—a considerable figure in terms of both quantity and percentage, particularly in comparison to prevailing proportions of market rate/affordable units included in new city construction.
The building schedule called today for the placement of three adjacent “mods,” Skanska’s Elizabeth Miller told The Observer, which together will compose a single apartment. Appliances, fixtures and plumbing had already been installed; all that remained to make the habitat functional was to tie into the building’s central electrical and water lines, which have yet to arrive. No word was forthcoming on whether the apartment assembled today might be one of those destined for affordable rental rates.