To the boro of Kings for Barbra Streisand

Oct 15, 2012

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Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York

When my mother was in town we trekked it on down to THE Barbra Streisand concert at the spankin new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Whew was it an affair. The arena is huge, looks like a spaceship and still has that ‘new car smell.’ Warning, the cheap seats are steep. Like bring repelling gear, have good balance, maybe some altitude sickness medication, and definitely keep your arms and hands inside the carpet at all times. But go! It was an awesome time, and was a total hoot to share the concert with my mother, who played Barbra’s entire catalogue when I was growing up. Even at 70, Babs is kickin it with the best of ’em. Just maybe keep it under 3 hours next time K? That G train home to Astoria late at night is no picnic. Special thanks to mom for being such a trooper with the MTA.

Fort Green in Brooklyn

Before the concert we wandered down through Fort Greene and had some dinner and poked around the cute neighborhood. Sometimes when I walk around BK I wonder, is this real life? I mean, my block is pretty cute but Fort Greene is totally ridiculous. And funny to think its just about 7-8 blocks north of the total disaster zone of Atlantic Pacific. NYMag has a recent article about the Barclays history and its implications to what it means for Brooklyn as a borough, worth a read if that’s your jam.

What do you think? Have you been, do you like the JayZ branding of the BK Nets? Does the commercialization of Brooklyn mean the end of Brooklyn? What’s your favorite Streisand song?

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Kelly October 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Girl, did you see any Foxwoods ads while you were there? That commercialization is keeping this girl fed, clothed & sheltered! Hope you and momma had fun!


Beckie October 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Of course. They’re everywhere! Good job lady!

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