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March 5, 2012

New Barclays Center video features Jay-Z over Ratner; claims arena is at Ebbets Field redux; says borough's transformation "has prepared Brooklyn for the Barclays Center"

Atlantic Yards Report

A new Barclays Center Video, produced for Nets Basketball and released last month, is a curious document, with a sampled hip-hop soundtrack, an upbeat narrator, exactly one person interviewed (Jay-Z).

The m.o. is apparently collages of Brooklyn icons, artisanal/hipster creativity, and historic architecture. Of course, there's no recognition of any controversy over the arena, nor the larger project to which is supposedly tethered. Below, I reproduce the narrator's copy, then interpolate my analysis, coupled with screenshots.

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Posted by eric at March 5, 2012 10:07 AM