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Thousands Gather Outside Barclays Center In Brooklyn For DMX Memorial

Thousands gathered outside the Barclays Center on Saturday for a memorial for legendary rapper DMX. The 50-year-old Yonkers native, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 after suffering cardiac arrest. The NYPD temporarily closed down highways, like the Major Deegan Expressway, as his body was escorted some 20-plus miles from Yonkers to Brooklyn. Click here to […]

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Barclays Center Parent Company BSE Global Announces New Executive Hires

BSE Global, the parent company of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, has announced new senior level executive hires to boost its executive team under the new leadership of CEO John Abbamondi. The five new hires are: chief people officer, chief financial officer, executive director of diversity & inclusion, general manager of Barclays Center and […]

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Organic Market Plans First Brooklyn Outpost Near Barclays Center

A high-end market will open its first Brooklyn location near the Barclays Center next year, developers announced. Downtown Organic Market has signed a lease for the 6,000-square-foot retail space at 561 Pacific, a luxury condo development that opened this year on Pacific Street and Fourth Avenue. “We couldn’t dream of a better location or a […]

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Locals Push to Rename Barclays Center After Jackie Robinson

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 […]

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Two Buildings in Pacific Park Development Quickly Rising Next to Barclays Center

Two towers are quickly rising next to each other within spitting distance of the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights. Both are part of Pacific Park, originally known as Atlantic Yards, the biggest and most controversial development project in Brooklyn in decades, spawning protests, lawsuits and a documentary film, “Battle for Brooklyn.” The first, with an […]

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PHOTOS: Protesters March from Bay Ridge to Barclays Center for a Free Palestine

More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Brooklyn on Wednesday as part of an international “Day of Rage” in opposition to Israel’s occupation and annexation of Palestine. The group — led by members of over 40 grassroots organizations across the city — marched from Bay Ridge to the Barclays Center, starting at about […]

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Pink Bag Event Brings Breast Health Education to Barclays Center

The United Breast Cancer Foundation is bringing its annual Pink Bag breast health education event to the Barclays Center on Wednesday, April 3, from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The event will offer cancer prevention information, a tutorial for breast self-exams, as well as live entertainment and delicious food. Additionally, UBCF will provide registered attendees Pink Bags full […]

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Nets Owner BSE Global Launches Program to Recruit Minority-Owned Businesses in Brooklyn

Calling all Brooklyn women and minority-owned businesses: The owner of the Barclays Center wants to know you. BSE Global, the parent company of the Brooklyn Nets, the Barclays Center and NY Liberty, has just launched a Supplier Diversity Program to give more women and minority-owned businesses the opportunity to become suppliers for its teams and […]

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Crown Heights Sneaker Store to Open With Exhibition Honoring Three Decades of Nike Dunks

International sneaker and streetwear retailer SNIPES is opening a new location in Crown Heights, and kicking off the opening with an in-store exhibition honoring Nike Dunks. The exhibition, “Dunks Since 1985,” will feature a built in museum, open to the public, honoring 35 years of the iconic sneaker. The collection of styles curated by sneaker […]

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Major Food Group Is Opening a Lounge at Barclays for Fans with Courtside Seats

Major Food Group is planning to open an ornate courtside club at Barclays Center in time for basketball season this fall. Created in partnership with BSE Global, the company that manages Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets, the lounge, called Crown Club, includes plans for a bar, restaurant, and private dining room. There’s also a […]

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Barclays Center Makes Space for New Pop-Up Retail Initiative

Featured on Flatbush will not only offer a retail space for budding local businesses but also provide promotional support to truly showcase the tenants’ goods. In addition to offering live entertainment, concerts and sports events, the Barclays Center will also open its space to retail pop-up shops. BSE Global, the company that manages the Barclays […]

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Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Arena Book Tour is Coming to the Barclays Center

Former First Lady Michelle Obama just completed her memoir Becoming and announced Wednesday evening that she will be embarking on a 10-city tour this fall — which includes a Brooklyn stop at the Barclays Center on Saturday, December 1. Obama will be sitting down for “intimate” conversations — all events will take place in the […]