Be here from the jump when the Nets open their home schedule at Barclays Center against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow. Tip-off is at 7:30PM, but the fun starts early and continues through the evening. All fans will receive a 2016-17 magnetic schedule.
- Pregame activities on the Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza
- Music from DJ Dallas Green, performances from the Nets Beats drumline and the Brooklyn Breakers
- T-shirt giveaways and chances to shoot free throws on the Nets snapcourt
Doors at Barclays Center's GEICO Atrium will open at 6:00PM for early access to Paisano's and the bar by Section 3. Doors open arena-wide at 6:30PM. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:15PM for a special opening night ceremony, including a new open video and a player address to the fans.
- Face painters and balloon makers on the main concourse
Key Food, the Official Supermarket of the Brooklyn Nets, will be kicking off its Charity Stripe program during the pregame festivities. Based on the total number of free throws the Nets make at Barclays Center this season, Key Food will make a donation to a local non-profit organization that serves families in need.
Pacific Park Brooklyn is seriously delayed, Forest City Realty Trust said yesterday in a news release, which further acknowledged that the project has caused a $300 million impairment, or write-down of the asset, as the expected revenues no longer exceed the carrying cost.
The Cleveland-based developer, parent of Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner, which is a 30% investor in Pacific Park along with 70% partner/overseer Greenland USA, blamed the "significant impairment" on an oversupply of market-rate apartments, the uncertain fate of the 421-a tax break, and a continued increase in construction costs.
While the delay essentially confirms the obvious, given that two major buildings have not launched despite plans to do so, it raises significant questions about the future of the project, including:
if market-rate construction is delayed, will the affordable h…