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    Here’s our full report from this weekend’s ceremonies at Brown Memorial Baptist Church

    Photo: Marathoner gives onlooker a high five during the ING New York City Marathon.

    Location: 4th Avenue & 92nd Street, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

    Date: November 6th, 2011

    PHOTO CREDIT: ERIN HORAN

    Hi Brooklyn folks,

    I wrote a post earlier this week and asked residents if they think the Barclays Center will create jobs in our neighborhood.

    Many residents speculate the Nets will transfer their employees from New Jersey, and offer security, vendor, and maintenance positions for locals.

    Residents have asked “Where will the jobs be advertised?” and “Will priority be given to residents in the surrounding neighborhoods?”

    There’s a discussion going on @ Brooklynian forum: 

    http://brooklynian.com/forum/brooklyn-and-beyond/do-you-think-the-barclays-center-will-create-jobs-for-brooklyn-locals

    Please share your thoughts below!

    Construction is underway for the new Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue, and Brooklyn residents will soon have a new sports team, the Brooklyn Nets

    The Barclays Center website says the arena “will be a community centerpiece” for Brooklyn, and will ofter local concerts and high school basketball games in addition to NBA events.

    Barclays Center, June 2011

    (photo credit: Alexius Tan via Flickr)

    According to the Associated Press, part-owner Jay-Z announced plans to open the venue with a series of concerts next year.

    The Brooklyn skyline will change, but will local economy improve? Can the new arena create jobs for Brooklyn residents in a down economy?

    In a recent post, I spoke to Jose Reyes, a 28-year-old from Brooklyn about job creation in Sunset Park. Jose believes the new Barclays Center could boost the Brooklyn’s economy and potentially offer new jobs to people in his neighborhood.

    I’m curious to hear if Brooklyn residents feel the same or differently. If you’re living in Brooklyn, please share your thoughts below.

    Do you think the Barclays Center will bring jobs to your area? 


    Mural outside P.S. 24 - Sunset Park, Brooklyn

    Photo credit: Erin Horan

    Marine Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn after Hurricane Irene.  Photo taken this morning.

    Photo credit: Erin Horan

    Damage in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Taken this morning post Hurricane Irene. 

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    Damage in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Taken this morning post Hurricane Irene.

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    Damage in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Taken at 11:30 AM this morning post Hurricane Irene.

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    Car wrapped in plastic? Taken in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn post Hurricane Irene.

    Photo credit: Erin Horan

    Resident surveys damage on his street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Taken at 11:15 AM this morning post Hurricane Irene.

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    Homeowners assess damage to their property post Hurricane Irene in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Onlookers snap photos and stop to observe.

    Taken this morning in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn @ 11 AM. 

    Photo credit: Erin Horan

    Tree nearly falls on parked car in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Hurricane Irene damage in Brooklyn, NY. Taken this morning @ 11 AM. Photo credit: Erin Horan

    Photo of this morning’s NYPost headline. Taken in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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    The Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge prior to Hurricane Irene. Taken from 91st Street overpass, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

    Photo credit: Erin Horan

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