Earlier this week, it was reported that the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be skipping town to Jersey for the time being. But Brooklyn Paper reports today that the circus will soon have a new home in Brooklyn—at the Barclays Center. One of the productions of the “Greatest Show on Earth” will take up residency at the future home of the Nets in March 2013, about six months after the arena is slated to open.
In a statement, Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner sounded rather pumped: “I can’t wait to see circus elephants marching down Flatbush Avenue and into the Barclays Center." Elephants and free beer? It almost makes one forget about all those irate protests and furious residents.