A handful of Brooklynites are renewing calls to rename Barclays Center after Jackie Robinson, the famed Brooklyn Dodger who broke racial barriers in professional baseball, saying that the time is ripe to properly honor the Brooklyn trailblazer.

“You’re seeing certain individuals being criticized and their statutes rightly removed, and here’s the opportunity to do something symbolic,” said Park Sloper Arthur Piccolo, who started the movement to honor the legendary athlete. “What I’m proposing is an obvious idea.”

A handful of locals are pushing the owner of the Barclays Center to rename the arena after Jackie Robinson. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

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