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May 9, 2012

The Barbra Streisand announcement, finally; Markowitz, Yormark talk it up on Fox5

Atlantic Yards Report

Well, here's the answer to yesterday's question: as long as the pipeline is delivering bucks to her pocketbook, Babs doesn't seem too concerned that eminent domain was used to build it.

"She's not touring," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, so this will be one-shot, Streisand's first performance in Brooklyn. He also said Jay-Z will perform five concerts, a number not previously revealed, and will have several "guests."

"I think it was Bruce Ratner's vision, as well as Marty's, to bring Barbra home," Yormark said.

"We never had a venue," said Borough President Marty Markowitz. "We finally have a facility that shows Brooklyn respect."

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NoLandGrab: Right, Marty, the Atlantic Yards project has been all about showing Brooklyn respect.

Posted by eric at May 9, 2012 1:52 PM