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Arena plaza renovation work, from doors to Atlantic & Flatbush intersection, starts soon, will end in October. Fencing to limit access to MTA entrance.

You belong here, except when you don't.

An unsigned letter (below) yesterday, from Barclays Center Community Relations (, indicates that the sponsored SeatGeek plaza outside the arena, from the building's doors to the flagpole near the Atlantic Avenue/Flatbush Avenue intersection, will be closed in stages for work to upgrade the pavers and light fixtures.

The plaza will begin to be closed off on Monday, and work should start the following week, Access to the MTA transit entrance will be maintained, but limited; no access will be available from the Flatbush Avenue sidewalk, from the end of June to the end of July. Access will remain available from Atlantic Avenue.

While arena spokeswoman Mandy Gutmann said at a meeting last month that the work should end in September, yesterday's notice said it's scheduled to end in October. The arena's 10th anniversary is 9/28/22.

Presumably pavers honoring the New York Daily News, the plaza's first sponsor, before Resorts World NYC, will be removed. Let's see if SeatGeek gets pavers; the length of that deal is unclear.

Fencing first

Starting Monday, June 6, fencing will be constructed behind the Barclays Center MTA entrance for the staging of equipment and materials. Construction should start a week later.

The work will be done during a Monday-Saturday daytime schedule, but hours were not provided. To prevent debris from leaving the job site, windscreen fencing will be constructed around the staging area and each phase of work.

MTA access

Though some access to the MTA entrance will be maintained, that access will be truncated, as noted above.

Also, there may be a one- or two-day period with no elevator access to allow for paver installation directly in front of the elevator.

Elevators and escalators will not be out of service at the same time.