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Updating my coverage of the groundbreaking, plus more photos (and video)

I've considerably updated my coverage yesterday of Thursday's Barclays Center groundbreaking event, adding to my post several videos, including the Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Barclays' Bob Diamond, the CBA's Delia Hunley-Adossa, Nets marketer Brett Yormark, entertainer Jay-Z--plus the second part of Bruce Ratner's extensive remarks.

Below are several photos, drawing on coverage from Jonathan Barkey and Adrian Kinloch.

Also go see this video, from RUMUR (the folks behind the Battle of Brooklyn documentary) with cleverly contrasting footage from both the groundbreaking and the "groundtaking" protest: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz vs. a faux-Marty bobblehead; Mayor Mike Bloomberg's claims of AY progress vs. Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn spokesman Daniel Goldstein's AY critique.

Note the bogus claim from Forest City Ratner's Bruce Bender that there would be 8000 permanent jobs.

Photograph Copyright 2010 Adrian Kinloch

Photograph Copyright 2010 Jonathan Barkey