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Brooklyn's Marty Markowitz welcomes Paul McCartney at Barclays

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Barclays Center

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark attend the announcement of Paul McCartney's return to New York on the all new 2013 "Out There" tour at Barclays Center. (April 18, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was in a swoon Thursday at the news that Paul McCartney will be performing at the Barclays Center June 8 and 10.

Speaking to reporters, Markowitz referred to the lawn above the Atlantic Avenue subway station as "Strawberry Fields," and proclaimed that the arterial "will hereby be known as Abbey Road."

"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," he said in a statement.

A Markowitz spokesman later clarified that the renaming was just for Thursday, officially known as "Paul McCartney Day" in Brooklyn.


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