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September 20, 2012

Why the Nets Not Living in Brooklyn Could Hurt Their Credibility

NBA Grapevine

Just how “Brooklyn” is the Brooklyn Nets is an acrimonious and hotly debated subject for borough residents, particularly those who live near the Barclays Center.

However, whether the Nets’ players represent the Brooklyn lifestyle is not up for argument. That’s because none of them will be living in Brooklyn this season (via The New York Times).
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With an arena that purports to give fans year-round gladiatorial-scale entertainment, the resulting noise pollution and traffic will inevitably transform parts of the idyllic neighborhood into a burgeoning metropolis in its early and most uncomfortable stages.

The inconsistent blend between the rust-colored homuncular national bank arena and the surrounding neighborhood’s aged brownstones and small stores is a testament that Brooklyn’s ethos is being changed, perhaps forcibly, by outside property owners.

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Posted by eric at September 20, 2012 11:10 AM