The Fleecing of Brooklyn

Kevin Baker makes a strong, succinct argument against the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and lays out just how it ended up taking life from the borough and giving none in return. “When it was conceived back in 2003, Barclays was supposed to be far more than a mediocre basketball and concert hall named after a scandal-ridden bank,” Baker writes. It’s a bummer of a tale.



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