Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Photos: Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden

With today's announcement that the New York Islanders are Brooklyn bound, New York City will be home to two National Hockey League arenas that are either new or renovated. Barclays Center recently opened to the public and is ready for the inaugural season of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn in 2015 after the lease expires at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in suburban Uniondale.

I lived in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Windsor Terrace this past summer and one day in early September I decided to snap some photos of the under construction Barclays Center. One of the greatest advantages to the arena is how transit accessible it is. Eleven subway lines and eleven bus lines stop near the arena and the Long Island Railroad's Atlantic Terminal is located across the street from the arena. The LIRR stop will make it convenient for Islanders fans traveling from other areas in Long Island. Plus there are 400 free bicycle parking spaces.