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Correction/update: Happy 2012...and Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street Station Goes Corporate, Will Now Reflect the Name Barclays

By December 29, 2011

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CORRECTION/UPDATE: The MTA responded to the item below, with the following: 

"It is not correct to say that Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street will be renamed
"Barclays Terminal." We've said only that the station will incorporate the word
Barclays into its name in some way. The Atlantic-Pacific names will be retained."
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How much is Barclay's paying for the privledge? $200,000 per year.

Yup.  Barclays Center, the new Brooklyn Nets stadium, is slated to open in 2012. And as of 2012,  the Atlantic-Avenue Pacific Street Station will be called Barclays Terminal. So if you're not sure how to get to a place called Barclays Terminal, here are the directions by subway.  (Just kidding: the directions are  the same as directions to the subway station we've all known as Atlantic Avenue, for decades.)

The corporatization of a Brooklyn subway station is something worth noting.  The NY Times in 2009 ran this story, "After five years of trying, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has sold the naming rights to a subway station. As of 2012 the M.T.A. will add the name Barclays to the Brooklyn station currently known as Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street."  (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/nyregion/24naming.html). If anyone knows differently, please advise.

Happy New Year,  and hello, Barclays  Terminal ...

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