Forest City Enterprises

  1. NEC Gets Nod for Nassau Coliseum Project (Updated)

    August 15, 2013 2:26 PM EDT After a hotly contested bidding war for the redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York, Nassau Entertainment Committee (NEC), led by the Forest City Ratner group, was selected by Nassau County Executive Ed Ma ...

  2. Jay-Z To Stream Final Barclays Concert Live On New YouTube Channel Saturday Night

    October 05, 2012 10:01 AM EDT Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Center for the launch of his new YouTube channel. Backbeat: Jay-Z, Lyor Cohen, Julie Greenwald, Island Def Jam Execs at Barclays Center's 40/40 Club Launc ...

  3. Barclays Center Developer Bruce Ratner Talks Brooklyn, Jay-Z, And New Arena's Cultural Impact

    September 26, 2012 7:05 AM EDT Bruce Ratner is chairman/CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., developer of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center and the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development planned around the venue. He's also a minority owner in the Brooklyn Nets, the arena's a ...

  4. Brooklyn's New Barclays Center Opens Friday: Will It Give Madison Square Garden A Run For Its Money?

    September 24, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And, with its blend of gritty, weathered steel evoking the shade of Brooklyn brow ...

  5. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark on the Brooklyn Brand, Jay-Z, $1 Billion Building

    September 11, 2012 4:19 PM EDT Brett Yormark, CEO, Brooklyn Nets/Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Barclays Center, is a self-proclaimed "brand guy," and as such he knows a great brand when he says one. That would be Brooklyn. Since join ...

  6. Barclays Builder Celebrates

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Bruce Ratner says it's the "right time" for the new arena. Bruce Ratner is chairman/CEO of Forest City Ratner Cos., developer of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center and the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development planned around the venue ...

  7. Brooklyn Rises

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Jay-Z to open Barclays Center As New York welcomes its new world-class arena. The Barclays Center rises up at the junction of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn looking, in the eyes of this visitor, like it was always meant to be there. And ...

  8. Jay-Z's New Logo Ignites Brooklyn Nets Merch, Ticket Sales

    May 02, 2012 4:09 PM EDT A new logo for the Brooklyn Nets, designed by co-owner Jay-Z , is already breaking business records for the team. The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that Brooklyn Nets-related merchandise featuring the new black-and-white logo has been the top- ...

  9. Jay-Z Designs New Brooklyn Nets Logo

    April 30, 2012 2:22 PM EDT As part owner of the Nets, Jay-Z has taken it upon himself to handle a very important part of the team's relocation from New Jersey to Brooklyn: the design of the squad's new logo. Jay-Z Stars in First Rocawear Commercial 'From Marc ...

  10. Jay-Z to Headline Concert Series at Brooklyn Nets Arena

    September 26, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Rap superstar and part owner of the NBA's Nets, Jay-Z, will head back to Brooklyn next fall, just in time for the opening of his team's new arena. The Barclays Center is scheduled to officially open on Sept. 28, 2012, but before the New ...

  11. Jay-Z's Visit to Kentucky Wildcats Locker Room Elicits NBA Investigation

    March 31, 2011 7:57 AM EDT An NBA spokesman confirms that the league is investigating Jay-Z's presence in Kentucky's locker room after the Wildcats clinched a Final Four berth. The rapper visited the players after their victory over North Carolina on Sunday at the ...

  12. Luxury 'Supersuite' At New Madison Square Garden

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A "supersuite" that could hold 300 people and luxury suites with kitchens, full bars and fireplaces will be offered to big spenders at the new Madison Square Garden, officials said in an update of plans to upgrade the 41-year-old arena. ...

  13. Jay-Z Loses Stadium Name Bid

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's bid to name The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority after his clothing company, Rocawear, was declined, reports the Associated Press. Instead, the venue decided to award naming rights to clothing maker ...

  14. Jay-Z To Rename Arena?

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam CEO Jay-Z, who’s also a co-owner of NBA's New Jersey Nets, is making a bid to rename and rebrand the Continental Airlines Arena with his Rocawear Clothing line. The stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, NJ, is currently home t ...

  15. Jay-Z Invests In Basketball Team

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper part owner of the New Jersey Nets. With the NBA Board of Governors unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in a ...