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.
stop and shop
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
The Daily News has thrown its editorial weight behind a new cause: racial discrimination of shoppers.
The paper, which strongly defends the NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic also accused by critics as profiling, has taken an unmistakable position of outrage.
When we were invited to a book party at Marquee, we figured it must be a new indie bookstore or some ironic bar, not the nightclub.
The confusion was understandable: We have received emails for hundreds of book launches, and none of them have ever been thrown at a nightclub. Then again, most books don’t use Marquee as a case study in a chapter on the nightlife industry.
Beyond the uniform
Former Hip hop mogul and current ad exec Steve Stoute has produced albums for Limp Bizkit and Eminem, managed the likes of Mary J. Blige and Nas, partnered with Jay-Z and authored a pseudo memoir on the role of race in modern corporate culture. In short, Mr. Stoute has very little in common with Lee Fensterstock, the high finance captain with the extremely patrician-sounding surname who just purchased his old duplex condo in Tribeca’s American Thread Building.
Like so many professional athletes, Carmelo Anthony is often reduced to what he does between the lines. But the NBA’s reigning scoring champ is more than just a win, a loss or a number in the box score, as he made clear in this week’s cover story. Here, once again, the face of the Knicks franchise takes us inside his mind.
George Clooney. Gwyneth Paltrow. Justin Timberlake. Jay Z. Considering the number of celebrities that inhabit Tribeca today, you’d never know that, a century ago, the neighborhood was nothing more than a cotton and textile manufacturing district. Read More
Prodigy was sitting in a first-class airplane cabin somewhere over the Pacific Ocean when he first put a face to the name of the New York real estate dynasty that shaped his childhood.
The rapper, one half of hip-hop group Mobb Deep, was en route to a show in Brisbane when he met a fellow Read More
The Eight-Day Week
#factsonly: We here at Betabeat will never forget the glorious day that Jay Z decided to take to Twitter for a few hours and offer us a much-needed break from the summer doldrums.
During his brief stint on the platform he coined several memorable hashtags, such as #mylaugh, a replacement for “lol.” He also spent time answering questions from Twitter users, one of whom asked what his favorite cereal is. “cap’n crunch growing up,” he responded. “I haven’t had cereal in a bit.”
Jay-Z’s new record, Magna Carta … Holy Grail is getting more positive buzz and radio play than his pal Kanye West’s Yeezus. Well, Jay sings about his love for designer Tom Ford, while Kanye’s raps include tracks called “Black Skinhead” and “I Am a God,” a sentiment he likes to declare repeatedly. Heartthrob Justin Timberlake’s Read More