As if New York City needs another bank, the Post reports in an EXCLUSIVE that British financial mega-institution Barclays has signed on the dotted line to buy the naming rights to the Nets' arena in Brooklyn (what, you thought it was going to be called the Gehry Dome?). The deal, which should be officially announced today, will be the richest ever for an arena's naming rights, so get used to saying Barclays Center for 20 years or so. By the by, we think it's a safe bet that we know which bank Daniel Goldstein won't be opening a checking account at. The Post also reports that the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking could happen "as early as in a few weeks," you know, if it's actually allowed to get built.
· Net$ Name Game [NYPost]
· Atlantic Yards React-o-Matic [Curbed]