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Downtown Brooklyn, Real Estate

Stribling & Associates Opens First Brooklyn Outpost Near Barclays Center

October 1, 2012

High-end residential brokerage Stribling & Associates is opening its first office in Brooklyn—just a few blocks from the newly opened Barclays Center. The Wall Street Journal reports that the firm is ramping up its activity in the borough with a 3,500sf office at 384 Atlantic Avenue, which will house up to 50 brokers. “Brooklyn is the hottest place to be right now,” says Elizabeth Ann Kivlan, a Stribling EVP.

Stribling has three Manhattan offices employing more than 250 agents and has been involved with such Brooklyn projects as One Hanson Place, a landmarked loft conversion at the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank building, and One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, where Elizabeth Stribling, the company’s founder and president, lives in a multimillion dollar penthouse.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Brooklyn Nets, Events, Features, Music, Sports

Players Be Playin’, Haters Still Be Hatin’ — Tale of the Tweets: @BarclaysCenter Opens with Jay-Z

September 30, 2012

Brooklyn’s controversial Barclays Center opened this weekend with a series of concerts by Jay-Z who is a (teeny tiny) part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the arena’s home team.

Protesters, still clinging onto the notion that politicians tell the truth and keep their promises, gathered outside as fans filed into the show. The road to Brooklyn having it’s first major sports team in two generations was indeed a bumpy, slimy and sordid road. For a full account of how Brooklyn got this arena and what was learned about how things get done in the borough, read Atlantic Yards Report’s definitive primer.

Now here’s what the folks who were there this weekend had to say:

Tale of the Tweets: Jay-Z Opens Barclays Center

Jay-Z opens Brooklyn’s Barclay Center with a bang. Here’s the tweets to prove it including from our own @JasonShaltz:

Storified by Brooklyn Bugle · Sun, Sep 30 2012 09:57:40

Best picture from last night!!!! #jay #barclayscenter!
Jay-Z Opens Up Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (Freestyles & Speaks On Opening) 9.28.12nigeldmedia
#throwindiamonds @barclayscenter Shaltz
Went to @barclayscenter last night in Brooklyn. It was amazing! @JayZ had us all on our feet. Such an incredible talent & businessman.Earvin Magic Johnson
Can I get an #Encore #jayz #brooklyn #barclayscenter @ Barclays Center Ink
We outchea #NETS Shaltz
Round 2…lets go. #jayz Shaltz
Pickin winners @barclayscenter Shaltz
Security check. #ThrowinDiamonds #JayZ #Night2 Shaltz
#recap #brooklyn #barclayscenter R.
rollingstone: Jay-Z played an epic Brooklyn homecoming gig Friday at the new #BarclaysCenter. You can read ou… Peebles
Your first full house! @barclayscenter #hellobrooklyn #openingnightBrooklyn Nets
Joint was so Live #brookyln #BarclaysCenter #Jay-Z #Concert #NY
Jay-Z (@s_c_) made a fan outta me…Opening wknd @barclayscenter w/ @MNAlshooler! #concretejungle #dreambig Chambers Steedle
JAY-Z Barclays Center Interviewnbanets

Photo: The Shaltzes

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Arts and Entertainment, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Food

Shake Shack Must Love Downtown Brooklyn; Opening Second Shop At Barclays Center

September 28, 2012

Shack Shack must be cooking up a fortune at its Downtown Brooklyn Fulton Mall location, which opened in December. The New York Post reports today that the burger joint is sniffing a second neighborhood shop on Flatbush Avenue, just across from the new 18,200-seat Barclays Center.

The venue hosts its grand opening tonight with rap mogul/Nets co-owner Jay-Z beginning an eight-night concert run. Meanwhile, The Post says that the Center “is opening the floodgates to a slew of new high-end eateries, sports bars, apartment towers and retail shops.”

Among them: Trendy Delicatessen & Macbar in Manhattan is opening an offshoot eatery called Elbow Room a block away on Flatbush Avenue that also specializes in gourmet mac-and-cheese dishes. Next door, a Texas-style barbecue joint “featuring a top pitmaster from Austin” is on the way. A seafood sports lounge on Vanderbilt Street, Fish Fish, Mo Fish is in the works. And a high-end Scottish whisky bar, Duke of Montrose, is coming to Fifth Avenue and Bergen Street. Continue Reading…

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Sports

Quote Of The Day: ‘Heights Residents Who Balked About Traffic Are Running Out To Buy’ Barclays Tickets

September 27, 2012

In a story about art installations that will decorate Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center—including a 20×110-foot mural by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas and a 70-foot mural from Cuban-American artist Jose Parla created at his studio two blocks from the arena— contributor Lynn Douglass offers a curious quote about nearby Brooklyn Heights…

She writes: “Can this local-inspired art help bridge the divide with those who spent years trying to block the sports arena from the heart of Brooklyn?

In an interesting turn, some of the same Brooklyn Heights residents who balked about traffic patterns before the Center was built are running out to buy tickets.”

Huh? Douglass offers no statistics to verify Heights’ residents alleged enthusiastic support of tix sales… Things that make you go Hmmm.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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