Jay-Z shows Brooklyn pride at Barclays Center

Jay-Z performs on the opening night of the

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Jay-Z performs on the opening night of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Sept. 28 2012) (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Jay-Z christened the $1 billion Barclays Center Friday night with so much Brooklyn pride that it seemed the answer to his question "Is Brooklyn in the house?" could burst the new arena's rusted-metal facade.

"This is a celebration of where I'm from," Jay-Z said, taking the stage shortly before 10 p.m.

Soon, he was launching into his hit "Brooklyn (Go Hard)," offering the first of...

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