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BROOKLYN-What do the following have in common: Jay-Z, Bob Dylan and the New York Islanders? Answer: the alliterative Barclays Center of Brooklyn, which today became the new home to the local ice hockey team. The news was revealed at a press conference here today. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark also attended the briefing.

Sports fans won’t have to make the trek to MSG or elsewhere any longer to catch some quality entertainment, it seems; the Nets also picked up a corner (or two) of this prime real estate to rest their weary (and hopefully triumphant) bones. And if the National Hockey League give the nod, the Islanders will also start settling in for the 2015 – 16 season as part of a 25-year agreement, media outlets reported today.

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