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Gallof: Nassau County’s Perpetual Dysfunction Drove The Islanders Away

To the fair-weather fan or perhaps the former Islanders players who did not follow the storylines, it seems a travesty that Nassau County has lost its hockey team. To just about everyone else paying attention, going to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.

10/25/2012

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Saga Finally Ends As Islanders Announce Move To Barclays Center

Goodbye, Nassau. Hello, Brooklyn. The Islanders will become the borough’s second professional sports franchise when they move to Barclays Center in 2015.

10/24/2012

Barclays Center court (Credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Are You Ready, New Yorkers? An Inside Look At The Brand New Barclays Center

Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.

09/21/2012

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Officials Mark Completion Of Barclays Center At Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Brooklyn Nets’ new arena has been a long time coming.

09/21/2012

Barclays Center as seen from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 18, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Gallof: While Nassau Postures, Islanders Positioning For Real Run At Brooklyn

According to an NHL source, Islanders owner Charles Wang will use the new developer aspects in Nassau County to put more pressure on the Barclays Center for a good deal. Things are starting to happen.

09/12/2012

Bruce Ratner (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Nets Minority Owner Reiterates Desire To Have Islanders Move To Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets minority owner and Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner told the New York Daily News that he wants to bring the New York Islanders to Brooklyn and have them play in the Barclays Center.

08/02/2012

Barclays Center as seen from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 18, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Bruce Ratner: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Already A Success

Even though it doesn’t open until September 28, Ratner feels it’s already a success. Events are booked for more than 200 nights.

07/25/2012

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Brooklyn’s Own Barbra Streisand Slated To Perform At Barclays Center This Fall

The 10-time Grammy award winning artists was raised in Flatbush and graduated Erasmus Hall High School.

05/09/2012

A view from inside the Barclays Center. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Barclays Center Owner Bruce Ratner Hopeful Of More Hockey

The developer and owner of Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center believes his state-of-the-art facility can hold hockey for more than just a passing game or two.

04/30/2012

An artist's rendering of the Barclays center. (credit: brooklynnets.com)

Bloomberg Touts Jobs, Growth & Tax Revenue To Be Created By Barclays Center

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that the new arena means more jobs, economic growth and more tax revenue.

04/26/2012

Chris Christie (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images), Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie To Brooklyn-Bound Nets: ‘Good Riddance!’

“My message to them is, goodbye,” Christie said. “You don’t want to stay, we don’t want you.”

04/24/2012

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Nets’ 35-Year Run In NJ Will End Monday

The New Jersey chapter will end for all practical purposes Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. It will be the Nets’ final home game before a move next season to Brooklyn and the new Barclays Center.

04/22/2012

A view from inside the Barclays Center. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Barclays Center Taking Shape As 1010 WINS Gets Tour Inside

With office and apartment buildings on his resume, the project is something different for Developer Bruce Ratner.

04/16/2012

The Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards is under construction from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - May 25, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Islanders? Nets’ Bruce Ratner Thinks It’s A Possibility

If the Islanders can’t stay in Nassau County, where will they go? Barclays Center developer and Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner hopes they’ll continue to skate right here in New York. Specifically, Brooklyn.

WFAN–09/16/2011

A flyer about free garbage cans is seen near the Atlantic Yards project - Brooklyn, NY - Aug 12, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Residents Cry Foul Over Rats At Atlantic Yards

The Forest City Ratner company has decided to give out hundreds of rat-proof trash cans to a small part of the neighborhood in an effort to combat the problem.

08/12/2011

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