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Sean Carter has always let it be known that he is a ruthless cultural capitalist, a man who's out for success for himself and his own. Now that he's achieved that success, it's worth thinking about what his single-minded pursuit of the American dream means to his native borough, where he just perfor ... More >>
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 >>
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