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Paul McCartney is coming to Brooklyn

B'klyn Boro prez Marty Markowitz, Nets CEO Brett

B'klyn Boro prez Marty Markowitz, Nets CEO Brett Yormark at Barclays Center. (Getty) (Credit: B'klyn Boro prez Marty Markowitz, Nets CEO Brett Yormark at Barclays Center. (Getty))

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was in a swoon Thursday at the news that Paul McCartney would be playing Barclays Center June 8 and 10, proclaiming "Let it be" known that the lawn above the (Atlantic Ave.) subway station is "Strawberry Fields!" and Atlantic Avenue will hereby be known as "Abbey Road!"

A spokesman for Markowitz later clarified the renaming was just for Thursday -- a day Markowitz had also declared "Paul McCartney Day" in Brooklyn. And he offered up a little elaboration from the Brooklyn borough president: "It's been a 'Long and Winding Road' and never 'In My Life' would I have guessed that my favorite knight would be leaving the Queen to come to the glorious county of Kings -- so let's all 'Come Together' and celebrate."

The name of McCartney's tour is "Out There."

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