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December 1, 2011

Elite show-jumping competition coming to Barclays Center in 2013, with 200 horses stabled in tents "just outside" (where?)

Atlantic Yards Report

"[J]ust outside" suggests space in the rather small footprints of the apartment towers to be built adjacent to the arena.

Or maybe they'll use the small lot just east of Sixth Avenue on Dean Street.

Or will they close down the plaza that's supposed to be a public amenity?

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