This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.
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Barclays Center releases August event calendar: the big event is the MTV Video Music Awards
The Barclays Center has released its August event calendar, which includes six nights of concerts, and five days associated with the MTV Video Music Awards.
Note that surely the Justin Bieber and Beyonce concerts will sell out, but the expected attendance--surely limited by the set--is expected 14,500 and 13,500.