The ceremony was met with protest, as has the project for several years, and one protestor was even arrested by the NYPD.
The new structure, according to the celebrity ground-breakers, will bring some much-needed jobs to Brooklyn. It will also, according to protestors, many of whom live in adjacent neighborhoods, bring some not-so-much needed more mayhem to an already insanely trafficked corner of the borough.
In addition, according to Bobby D. and the rest of the birds and blokes at Barclays, the Center will bring some serious street cred to an institution largely known as possessing blood the color of the Caribbean Sea.
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