Park Slope residents fear noise that Nets arena, local bars would bring

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Prime 6, a bar set to open in May at the corner of Flatbush and Sixth avenues, one block from the Nets’ forthcoming Atlantic Yards arena in Brooklyn, caught flack from Community Board 6 yesterday for a 46-seat outdoor patio it intends to keep open, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Owner Akiva Ofshtein secured a liquor license, which permits alcohol service until 4 a.m., but neighbors fear a rowdy post-Nets game scene and want the patio closed by midnight on weekends. Ofshtein protests that this is a competitive disadvantage for his operation, as nearby locales offer open-air seating until 1 a.m. and beyond. But Ofshtein has painted clashing pictures of his plans for the establishment, the story notes, and this could just be the beginning of many debates to come as the Nets’ fall 2012 move-in date nears. [Brooklyn Paper]