Teases of a Streisand Return to Brooklyn

Barbra Streisand is coming home to sing in Brooklyn! Maybe!

For days, weeks even, rumors, broad hints, anonymous confirmations and not-quite-official pronouncements have ricocheted across the Internet that Ms. Streisand — Brooklyn’s favorite daughter of song, Williamsburg émigré, Erasmus Hall High School alumna — would give a concert at the new Barclays Center arena at Atlantic Yards.

On Sunday, fans on a Streisand forum spotted her name on the Barclays Center page of Ticketmaster’s Web site — not with a date or ticket availability attached to it, but in the drop-down “seat map” menu.

On Monday morning, the blogger Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report posted a screen grab showing the seat map listing.

But by Monday afternoon, Ms. Streisand’s name had been scrubbed from Ticketmaster’s Barclays listings.

And an eerie and oddly constrained silence was upon the lips of those who could speak to the facts.

“We are not confirming this,” said a Barclays spokesman, Barry Baum, when asked if Ms. Streisand was coming.

“I cannot confirm anything, on the record, off the record, between the record,” said Ms. Streisand’s longtime spokesman, Ken Sunshine.

A spokeswoman for Ticketmaster, Jacqueline Peterson, wrote in an e-mail, “We don’t have anything additional to share.”

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