Brooklyn Stand Up. At a press conference yesterday, Jay-Z talked about plans for next year’s opening of the Barclay Center, wIth the introduction of the Brooklyn Nets, and an opening concert by Jay-Z. The Barclay Center was an extremely controversial development and drew a lot of protest from neighbors. It is undeniable that New York has always been about change. Despite the rocky road it sounds like there are some exciting things in store for Brooklyn.