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Justin Bieber Fans Terrorizing Park Slope Thanks to Barclays Center

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Exterior views of the Barclays Center on October 5, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2012 Getty Images

The New York Times feature on how the Barclays Center has impacted its neighborhood undercuts the story’s very own premise — that a predicted rise in crime and chaos didn’t happen — in its second paragraph: “At one point, scores of devoted Bieber fans, echoing those who mobbed Frank Sinatra in the 1940s and the Beatles in the 1960s, chased a bus down Dean Street because they thought the 18-year-old pop singer was inside, their high-pitched screams shattering the nighttime quiet of a sedate residential block.” If that doesn’t sound like chaos, what does?

Justin Bieber Fans Terrorizing Park Slope