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September 28, 2011

Two views of the Barclays Center hypemasters: smiling, and grimacing

Atlantic Yards Report

Before the big announcement Monday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, on his Facebook page, posted Paul Martinka's photo of himself (center), Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner (left), and superstar Jay-Z.

The same day, Tracy Collins captured Jay-Z and Nets/Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark looking a little tense.

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Gothamist, The Time Jay-Z Posed With Marty Markowitz And Bruce Ratner

The newly rechristened Brooklyn Nets are really serious about using Jay-Z as the face of their brand while the Barclays Center continues to rise over the Atlantic Yards. And you know what that means? Stupendously fantastic photo ops, like the one above. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (or whoever runs his Facebook page) captioned this "'Looking up' to Jay-Z (along with Bruce Ratner) outside Barclays Center" but we suspect that you can do better. Have at it in the comments!

Posted by steve at September 28, 2011 11:26 AM