Saturday, October 3, 2015

Music to their ears as Paul Cartier brings Long Island sound to Islanders new home arena in Brooklyn

The organ was wheeled on dollies out of Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 1, draped with blue furniture pads and loaded onto a Globe Storage and Moving truck around 11 a.m. The truck was too big to drive on the Grand Central Parkway, so it had to crawl in traffic along the Long Island Expressway. After roughly two-and-a-half hours, the organ finally arrived at its new home at Barclays Center.

It wore some moving scratches when it was uncovered and placed in the main atrium of the main entrance overlooking the ice on the west end of the arena where it will reside during Islanders games this season. But Barclays Center had the organ, which had been at the Coliseum for eight years, refinished.

“It looks brand new,” Paul Cartier said. “She looks good.”

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