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10-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lost in Crafton View Post
i'm no expert in cultural geography and most of the time i've spent in New York was in Manhattan but i think those dismissing the move as inconsequential are off-the-mark. yes, they'll always be the NY Islanders and in the grand scheme of things, not much changes, at least in so far as non Islander fans perceive the team, but there will be a palatable cultural impact (a truly positive one, i think). for those who are interested, there was a pretty good round-table discussion on the cultural impact of the Barclays Center on Brooklyn with Ratner/Prokhorov and Charlie Rose on a few weeks back.
A cultural change totally justified.

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