This Monday, October 15, the Nets will play their first preseason game at Barclays. The Jay-Z shows went off without a hitch (though anyone who attended a show, or lives in the neighborhood, can tell you that the cops were present in full force, waiting for even the smallest wrinkle in the grand opening). The arena has become an indisputable fact for the area, and new faces are getting familiar.

To those fresh faces coming up the escalators at Atlantic Terminal: You're probably wondering what to do now that you're here, on Flatbush Avenue, in a neighborhood maybe you've never visited before.

You should eat and drink at the best restaurants and bars around Barclays Center

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