Courtside experience: brooklynnets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Last night I attended my first Brooklyn Nets game, which also happened to be my first visit to the Barclays Center since moving to NYC almost a year ago.
The day before I was monitoring ticket prices on SeatGeek and was able to score an awesome deal for courtside seats, which in addition to an awesome view of the game come with access to the Calvin Klein Courtside Club. (Note: Unlike other arenas where “courtside” is just the first row touching the floor, at Barclay’s it is the first four rows surrounding the court.)
The club includes an extensive buffet, with a wide selection of food, including classics like Nathan’s hot dogs, pastrami sandwiches, pretzels, but also sushi and other Asian specialties. At halftime the club opens up into the Nets practice court where you can shoot some jumpers (if you can get the ball from all the kids) or get a sugar overload on candy and desserts.
Other benefits include getting to see the Nets players come out of the locker room (maybe get a high-five), and the opportunity to walk around the outside of the court during shoot-around.
I had a great time, and would definitely recommend a visit to Barclays Center. The subway literally takes you right to the entrance of the building, which is especially great on a cold winter day.
And the Nets won! Go Brooklyn!
Great view to be had of Manhattan from East River State Park in Williamsburg at N 8th St and Kent Ave
Wall art in Williamsburg
In addition to all of the great restaurants and bars that can be found in Williamsburg, a walk around the neighborhood will likely provide you with a number of chances to admire art. Here are a collection of some of my favorites that really “pop” with color.
Top: an appropriately themed mural on the wall of Williamsburg Cinema at Driggs Ave and N 1st St
Middle: a very large and detailed mural at Roebling St and Fillmore Pl
Bottom: a colorful, robotic themed mural that runs the height of the building on Metropolitan and N 4th St