Brooklyn Nets

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    A Brooklyn Nets Fan Responds to "Gentrification's Team" Label

    #154567702 / gettyimages.comTwo weeks ago, we called the Brooklyn Nets "Gentrification's Team." It wasn't a particularly enlightening revelation, of course, but it was now supported by cold hard unscientific data. The New York Times had used Facebook likes to create a map showing the most popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    The Brooklyn Nets: Gentrification's Team

    Many of the basketball fans who grew up in Brooklyn cast their allegiance with the Knicks long ago. So the Nets had a smaller pool of potential supporters to begin with when the franchise moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012. Earlier this week, the New York Times created a map showing the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Brooklyn Nets' Minority Owner Values Franchise at $1 Billion

    #154567702 / gettyimages.comIn 2003, real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million. Over the next 11 years Ratner sold all but 20 percent of his stake to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets moved into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NBA's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Nacho Discounts! Yeah! That Oughta Fix the Nets' PR Problem!

    The Brooklyn Nets are offering fans an olive branch - or at least cheaper nachos - after this week's tweet heard 'round the borough created a dust-up between the organization and its fledgling faithful.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Here's Where to Eat Like a Baller (and Drink After the Third Quarter) at the Nets Playoff Games

    Since the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) opened to a Jay Z concert back in September of 2012, it's been a notable example among stadiums when it comes to food. "We've always looked for partners in the Brooklyn area," explains Marco Fabozzi, the arena's director of food and beverage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Get to Know the Toronto Raptors

    Because the Knicks have been so bad for so long, many New Yorkers are now beginning to wear the embarrassment of rooting for the Brooklyn Nets more comfortably than they ever knew they could. Eased by a tenuous connection to Jay Z, and the fact that they're now coached by arguably the greatest phila ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Watch Jason Collins Play the Most Talked About Ten Minutes in the NBA This Season

    Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Until this weekend, Collins, who is a free agent, had not played since he came out as gay in April in Sports Illustrated.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Will Madonna Join Pussy Riot Onstage in Brooklyn?

    We're hearing yes. Earlier this month it was announced that weirdos (Flaming Lips), jocks (Imagine Dragons), legends (Ms. Lauryn Hill), and the recently released from prison (Pussy Riot) will take the stage at Barclays Center on Feb. 5th for Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Best Reader Comments on the Greenwich Village Gray's Papaya Shuttering

    This week, Gray's Papaya shuttered its Sixth Avenue location, bringing the total number of its hot dog stands down to one (the outlet on 72nd and Broadway remains). Owner Nicholas Gray told Zachary Feldman that it was a rent-related decision: "They wanted to raise my rent to $50,000 from $30,000. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Every Person, Place, and Thing on Magna Carta Holy Grail: A Checklist

    If while listening to Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, you experienced an indescribable sensation that you were actually listening to an encrypted invitation to a very luxurious party with a super exclusive guest list and even more ridiculous gift wish list, you were right!!! We made note of every pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    No One Cares About Jay-Z's New Music

    Ever since the announcement of his game-changing arrangement with Samsung Electronics, most of the conversation about Jay-Z's forthcoming studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail has revolved around the nature of the deal, not the coming music. Even as the project (out officially tomorrow) is being roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Former Exec VP Joe Lhota Has Deep Ties to Madison Square Garden's 30-Year Tax Break

    In between his roles as Giuliani's "Rat Czar" and the MTA's chairman, mayoral candidate and Republican frontrunner Joe Lhota spent his days at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza. For five years, he was an executive vice president of Cablevision; then, in 2010, he was named the chief administrative officer at Madi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Ownership of the Brooklyn Nets Is Traveling to Russia

    Globalization: 1, Jay-Z: 0. Two months after Jay-Z gave up his stake in the newly minted Brooklyn Nets, on Thursday Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov (and Nets owner) announced he'd be moving the team's ownership company to the Motherland. Why? According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Prokhoro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Jay-Z's Great Gatsby Soundtrack is a Failure

    When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album. On the surface it made sense. Jay-Z -- who retired as a rapper in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 5/3/13

    Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Bernard King: Not Such a Hall of Fame Guy?

    You think you know a guy. Bernard King was on the top rung of my sports heroes since 1984, when he had incredible back-to-back 50-point games in Knicks victories. (Try that one, Melo.) Like everyone else, I was overjoyed to see him sweep easily into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In none of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: 20 - 11

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    NBA at Midseason: Can Anyone Stop the Knicks (From Completely Losing Steam)?

    I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL). But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The New York Knicks/Brooklyn Nets Rivalry Is Already the Best in the NBA

    This is already so fun, you guys. It only took the first quarter of a single season, but the matchup between the Knicks and the new-look Nets are already better than anyone could've expected, and probably better than any would've dared hope. Last night, the two teams matched up for the second t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2012

    Sound of the Sandy City

    The day the music tried

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    The Nets host the Knicks

  • News

    October 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Barclays Center's Security Put Jay-Z Fans Through The Wringer. Streisand Fans, Not So Much.

    Here's the easiest quiz in the world, and not just because we gave you the answer in the title of the post. If you had to guess, which artist's fan base had to deal with much tighter security at Barclays Center? A) Jay-Z's B) Barbra Streisand's If you guessed A), congratulations, you live in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    Point: Jay-Z Sold Out Brooklyn

    Counterpoint: Jay-Z Saved Brooklyn According to Jay-Z's own mythology, at some point in the '90s he used an apartment at 560 State Street in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood as a stash spot for his drug-peddling paraphernalia. Last week, the rapper played eight back-to-back shows two-and-a-half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Jay-Z - Barclays Center - 9/29/2012 (Day 2)

    See Photos From Night One: Hello Brooklyn: Jay-Z's First Night at the Barclays Center Jay-Z Barclays Center 9/29/12 Better Than: Seeing Jay-Z on the third night at Barclays Center. Brooklyn has quickly become New York City's most popular borough, amassing a cult-like following (and real estate e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Creators of Atlantic Yards film, Battle for Brooklyn, Talk Opening of Barclays Center, Jay-z, Corruption, and More (Pt. 2)

    Yesterday we introduced you to Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley, co-directors of the film Battle for Brooklyn. The film follows Brooklyn apartment owner Daniel Goldstein and his fight to save his home from real estate developer Bruce Ratner and other powerful New York City figures and officials see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Brooklyn Soon To Be Home To World's Most Humongous Barclays Logo

    The indefatigable Norman Oder -- at least, we've never seen him defatigued -- reported yesterday on his Atlantic Yards Report that Brooklyn's new Nets arena is about to get a "honking big" Barclays logo on its roof. This is normal and expected for roofed sports facilities these days (check out the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2012

    The Nets Vs. The Knicks: The Basketball War for New York Love

    While I was on the F train to Prospect Park, I noticed a structure in the distance as the subway came above ground around Carroll Gardens. It was a futuristic building of epic proportions; a huge MSG-like structure in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. For a second, I wondered what the hell this buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Jay-Z Adds Two Shows To Barclays Center Run; Tickets Go On Sale Friday

    Jay-Z has added two more shows to his run of gigs at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena that will serve as home to his imminently-of-the-borough Nets. A presale going for American Express cardmembers will last until 10 p.m. tonight; the rest of the tickets, including a bunch priced at $30, go o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Atlantic Yards Foes Say Nets Not Much of a Draw

    These aren't great days for the Atlantic Yards project. Earlier this month Forest City Ratner stopped work at the Vanderbilt Railyards, though it's way behind schedule, and Atlantic Yards architect Frank Gehry let go a bunch of workers who were on the case. Now critics are saying that the Nets, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    The News' Amazing Disappearing Carrion Story

    Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is "in hot water" after blurting out to Yale students that he'd already been picked for a top job in the Obama administration, as well as the target of "an anti-Adolfo e-mail campaign" to Obama's by Bronx residents upset by his role in the Yankee Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Grim Signs for Brooklyn Nets from Media, Spike Lee

    Buried in a Bergen Record story about Nets "superfan" Frank Capece, Atlantic Yards Report notices, is a bit about "one longtime Nets’ official" who "is telling people that the move to Brooklyn will never, ever happen." AYR also lists some reports that Bruce Ratner is trying to sell the Nets, perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Formal Opposition: Protesters Dress Down Brooklyn Museum Over Bruce Ratner Honor

    Some cleverly dubbed it a “dung deal.” Others slyly suggested that “Ratner is a ‘con’ artist.” And still more dismissed it fundamentally as a “shame.” Chants creative and classic poured from the crowd of protesters assembled behind NYPD barricades on Thursday evening outside the Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Atlantic Yards Opponents Look With Hope to Gov. Paterson

    Copyright 2006 Jonathan Barkey In the war of attrition that characterizes the epic struggle against the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, opponents feel guardedly optimistic that the unexpected ascension of Lieutenant Governor David L. Paterson to New York’s highest office might allow them to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    All Quiet on the Western Yards

    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Basketball?: A pile of torn-up asphalt is all Bruce Ratner has to show so far for his Atlantic Yards groundbreaking. Approaching the proposed site of the Atlantic Yards complex in Brooklyn on the day after developer Bruce Ratner's much-ballyhooed announcement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Mystery of Stadium Funds Continues

    Nearly a month after Mayor Bloomberg issued his preliminary capital budget, the mystery over cost overruns for the city's stadium projects remains. The mayor, it now appears, has attempted to tack on somewhere between $140 million and $226 million in added spending for the Nets, Mets, and Yankees p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Bloomberg Adding $226 Million for Nets, Mets, Yanks?

    Buried in the nether reaches of the preliminary capital budget that the mayor released last Thursday are some curious details on the three new sports facilities—that's Yanks, Mets, and Nets, for those scoring at home—that the city has in the works. Namely, total city capital funding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Nothing Says "Brooklyn Basketball" Like... A British Banking Conglomerate

    The Future Barclays Arena According to a story in today’s Post, British financial giant Barclays will be paying an as-yet unspecified massive sum (“hundreds of millions of dollars”) for naming rights to the Nets’ new Brooklyn arena. They're calling it the most expensive stadium deal in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    The Jason Kidd Saga: What's a Nets Fan Supposed to Do?

    ("A little bit of H-O-R-S-E") In 2001, Joumana Kidd called 911 to report that her husband, Jason, had hit her in the face (a recording is, of course, available online). Given Kidd’s much-publicized accusations, this week, that his wife abused him – "HONEY, I BEAT UP THE KIDD"; stay classy, Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Knicks Fight: Half-Truths and Consequences

    The Big Fight, available for now on Quick poll: What was your reaction to watching the Knicks-Nuggets fight Saturday night? A) Shook your head and mournfully intoned, "This is another black eye for the NBA. Sickening. Just a disgusting display." B) Exclaimed, "Thuggery!" and fain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Atlantic Yards Foes Hope for a Silver Christmas

    It isn't every day that a bunch of good-government groups hold a press conference to demand that an undemocratic, unelected state panel intervene to delay a public project. That was the scene today at City Hall, though, as several elected officials and budget-watch groups called on state assembl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Secrets of the Ratner Plan Revealed! (Not)

    Under pressure from Assemblymember Jim Brennan, the Committee on Open Government, and us, the state Empire State Development Corporation has finally released its economic impact study of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards project . . . kinda. What the ESDC actually made public yesterday was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    Roaring Over Ratner

    If you showed up to last night's public hearing on Atlantic Yards looking for enlightment on the pros and cons of the mammoth, 22-acre, eight-million-square-foot, 60-stories-at-its-tallest development that Metrotech developer and New Jersey Nets owner Bruce Ratner has planned for the northern edge o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Celebrity War Over Ratner in Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn celebrity war has been joined. Bruce Ratner, the would-be bringer of the Nets to Brooklyn and builder of Manhattan-style apartment towers on Atlantic Avenue, got the jump in 2003, when he hauled up Jay-Z to make an awkward speech the day Ratner unveiled his project. Yesterday, it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2006

    Nets Foes Shoot Suit

    The battle over developer Bruce Ratner's plan to build a Nets arena and a set of high-rise residences at Atlantic Yards could be headed to court. A coalition of groups opposing the Ratner plan has filed suit against Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation, alleging that a pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2005

    Is Gotbaum Master of Her Domain?

    Public Advocate candidates dispute what's eminent and imminent in the Atlantic Yards deal What's worse, feigning ignorance or being ignorant? That is the question raised by the latest attack by public advocate candidates Andrew Rasiej and Norman Siegel on the woman they each want to unseat, incumbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Subway Woes: Follow the Money

    Speaker Giff hits Mayor Mike for starving the agency, but will Brooklyn deal do it right? Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stumped. "We have sadly under-funded the infrastructure improvements in the MTA for decades, and we should not walk away from it now. Where the money is going to come from is the big ... More >>

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