In 2009, [Eyal and Karen Hen] married and moved into a tiny studio a few blocks from Barclays Center. The place was above Fish & Sip, a restaurant owned by Mr. Hen and a partner. He was two staircases away from work. Their rent was around $1,700 a month. Later, he opened Chick P, across the street.Note that it was not a few blocks from Barclays Center, which didn't open until 2012 and didn't have a groundbreaking until 2010. It was a few blocks from the Barclays Center site. That's Atlantic Yards down the memory hole.
They preferred a relatively new building in Brooklyn, not too far from the restaurants.
...The Hens decided they would have to hunt in a less expensive neighborhood farther out in Brooklyn, so they returned to Kensington. By now, because the opening of the Barclays Center had consumed street parking near the restaurants, Mr. Hen was determined to secure a spot for the car.
...He drives to Fish & Sip, leaving home about 9 a.m. and waiting in the car until street parking opens up at 10. He takes the subway, however, to his two more recently opened TriBeCa restaurants, Nish Nush (Hebrew for snack) and the takeout outpost of Sun in Bloom.