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May 13, 2007

The silence of the (Brooklyn hoops) fans, and a not-so-sustainable escalator

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Atlantic Yards Report ventures into "the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar in the Atlantic Terminal mall operated by Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner" to see how Nets fans in Brooklyn were feeling during the playoff game.

The Nets played well, especially stars Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, and Richard Jefferson, winning 96-85, but I didn't find much passion among the Brooklynites I observed.
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When the game came to an end, some home team fans in the Continental Airlines Arena were on their feet, but, despite a decent crowd inside Buffalo Wild Wings, there wasn't any applause. People were watching--the game appeared on the majority of the room's 50+ screens--but they just weren't that invested. One Nets fan had clapped occasionally through the game, but that was about it.

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Posted by amy at May 13, 2007 11:12 AM