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MTA: LIRR Sent 1,200 More Than Normal To Atlantic Terminal Friday

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People attending events at the Barclays Center are urged to take mass transit and it appears they have heeded that call.

The MTA says the Long Island Rail Road carried 1,200 more people than normal into Atlantic Terminal Friday evening.

The Barclays Center opened Friday night with the first of eight sold-out performances by Brooklyn native Jay-Z.

The hip-hop mogul is a part-owner of the NBA's Nets, who start playing at Barclays next month.

Concert-goers who spoke to NY1 had nothing but great things to say about the show and the arena.

"Jay-Z did his thing, man," said one. "He did it big, you know, brought Brooklyn back the way Brooklyn's supposed to be.

"Barclays Center is amazing," said a second. "Jay-Z put on an incredible performance."

"This is a great addition to the cultural life of New York and certainly Brooklyn," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. "And when the Nets defeat the Manhattan Knicks, how sweet it is."

The Nets play their first pre-season game at the arena on Oct. 15.

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