Friday, September 21, 2012

Photos from the Barclays Center event: the triumphant trio; scrolling thanks, "neighborhood" food, and a CBA tribute

I'll have a longer report later, but here are some photos from the Barclays Center ribbon-cutting event today, copyright Nancy Siesel.

Mikhail Prokhorov, Mike Bloomberg, Bruce Ratner; photo copyright Nancy Siesel

Mikhail Prokhorov faced media questions afterward; photo copyright Nancy Siesel

The scoreboard thanked some 1,500 people in a scrolling series of names; photo copyright Nancy Siesel

The arena's been widely praised for (hardly inexpensive) Brooklyn foodstuffs,  but it also offers name-check
localism: food counters named for Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Bed-Stuy; photo copyright Nancy Siesel

James Caldwell, CEO of Brooklyn Innovative for Local Development (BUILD), a Community Benefits Agreement signatory, brought a photo of the late Marie Louis, his deputy at BUILD, so her spirit could be present;
photo copyright Nancy Siesel

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