So the name of the subway stop underneath my building is changing because of the imminent completion of the Barclays Center, which is where the New Jersey Nets will be playing in the fall when they move to Brooklyn.

Here’s how that decision was announced:


I’m guessing there wasn’t a lot of public input into that particular public policy decision.

And while I can see the benefits of the name change—the Nets are encouraging people to take public transportation, rather than drive to the arena—what happens when Barclays gives up its naming rights and they are sold to Facebook or something?

Also: “Atlantic Av”? What, the “e” was too much to ask?