“I know Brooklyn in general is blowing up right now. When I was living here, Brooklyn was cool, but not this cool. Barclays Center hadn’t been built yet. I know the Nets just picked up Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett offseason, which is a lesson to all the young people — old people can still play. We’ve still got some gas in the tank.” —President Obama sharing his thoughts on Brooklyn, at an appearance at P-TECH in Crown Heights.