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Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of the City of Vancouver. It is the main city centre and central business district of the city, Metro Vancouver, the Lower Mainland regions; the downtown area is considered to be bounded by Burrard Inlet to the north, Stanley Park and the West End to the west, False Creek to the south, the Downtown Eastside to the east. Most sources include the full downtown peninsula as downtown Vancouver, but the City of Vancouver defines them as separate neighbourhoods. Besides the identifiable office towers of the financial and central business districts, Downtown Vancouver includes residential neighbourhoods in the form of high-rise apartment and condominiums, in Yaletown and Coal Harbour. Other downtown neighbourhoods include the Granville Mall and Entertainment District, Downtown's South, Gastown and Chinatown; the downtown area includes most of the remaining historic buildings and many of the larger notable buildings in the region.

All but one of Vancouver's tallest buildings are located within Downtown Vancouver, the one being Marine Gateway North located next to Marine Drive station. There are two major sporting facilities in Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium; the NHL's Vancouver Canucks play at Rogers Arena, while the CFL's BC Lions and the MLS's Vancouver Whitecaps FC use the neighbouring BC Place Stadium. SkyTrain Stadium-Chinatown station provides easy rapid transit access to the district; the presence of water on three sides limits access to downtown Vancouver. There are four major bridges: the Lions Gate Bridge, connecting to the North Shore municipalities and the Trans Canada Highway, the Burrard Street Bridge, Cambie Street Bridge, Granville Street Bridge provides access to the commercial and residential areas south of False Creek; the historic Waterfront station is the principal transit hub for the downtown core. There are six subway stations located in downtown Vancouver running on two SkyTrain lines: the Expo Line and Canada Line.

The Expo Line travels from Waterfront station at the foot of the central harbor and through Dunsmuir Tunnel to the east. The Canada Line travels from Waterfront station and tunnels south under Granville Street and Davie Street, linking downtown to central Richmond and Vancouver International Airport. SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry that connects from Waterfront station to the North Shore in 10–12 minutes; the West Coast Express commuter rail system travels from Waterfront station to the eastern suburbs and exurbs. Terminals are available near Waterfront station for float planes and helicopters. Most north-south Vancouver bus routes serve Downtown Vancouver, in addition to suburban routes from the North Shore and Burnaby; the bus rapid transit line 98 B-Line had eight stops in the downtown core along Seymour Street and Burrard Street. This service was replaced on August 2009 by SkyTrain's Canada Line; the 95 B-Line started service in December 2016 in conjunction with the opening of the Evergreen Extension, connecting downtown to Simon Fraser University along Hastings Street.

There are two private passenger water taxi operators, providing service between several downtown neighbourhoods, False Creek, Granville Island. The city is planning to extend the downtown streetcar from its current route of Granville Island to the Main Street SkyTrain station, with future plans extending it to Chinatown and to Stanley Park. City of Vancouver Community Profiles: Downtown Downtown page, Vancouver Then and Now website, comparisons of old photos with modern locations

Live in Brooklyn (EP)

Live in Brooklyn is an extended play by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on October 2012 through record labels Roc Nation and Atlantic Records; the EP was released as digital download, was available to pre-order on October 7, 2012 via the iTunes Store. The extended play was filmed and recorded at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 6, 2012, where Jay-Z brought his wife Beyoncé on the stage. Both performed songs such as "Diva", "Crazy in Love" together, closed the performance with Jay-Z's single "Young Forever", it was his eighth and last sold-out concert at Barclays Center

Bryan Wiedmeier

Bryan Jon Wiedmeier was an American National Football League executive. He spent five seasons with the Cleveland Browns after joining their organization as Executive Vice President-Business Operations on January 11, 2010. In 2013, he adopted a new role, working with CEO Joe Banner focusing on long-term strategic planning for the organization, including stadium projects and other capital endeavors. Wiedmeier joined the Browns following a successful 29-year tenure with the Miami Dolphins, he was hired by Dolphins Founder Joe Robbie in 1981 and was promoted to Assistant General Manager by Robbie in 1989. He served in key roles and ascending executive capacities for the Dolphins with responsibilities including business operations and football administration, he was named President and COO by owner H. Wayne Huizenga in January 2006. During Wiedmeier’s time with the Dolphins, the team ranked fourth in the NFL in wins with a 260-195-1 regular-season record, appeared in 27 postseason games; this run was highlighted by eight division titles, four AFC Championship games and a pair of Super Bowl appearances.

Off the field, the Dolphins enjoyed equal success. The club produced franchise highs for consecutive sellouts and total attendance, built both a new stadium and training facility. South Florida was awarded five Super Bowls and a Pro Bowl by the NFL during this period; the Dolphins were leaders in the league’s international initiatives with six appearances in five countries, including the inaugural regular-season games in London and Toronto. On January 11, 2010, the Cleveland Browns named Wiedmeier Executive Vice President - Business Operations. Wiedmeier was active in league affairs for 35 years as a club representative in National Football League matters and serving on NFL committees and working groups, he is an original member of the NFL Management Council’s Working Club Executive Committee and NFL Player Insurance Trust. In his NFL career, Wiedmeier had the opportunity to work with five of the top football leaders of the era, including two members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; this group includes the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula as well as Jimmy Johnson, Nick Saban, Bill Parcells and Mike Holmgren.

Wiedmeier earned his J. D. from the University of Miami School of Law and was a member of the Florida Bar. He was a three-year starting center for Carroll College, where he earned his business degree and served as team captain his senior year, he was a sophomore starter on Carroll’s 1978 Hall of Fame team. He and his wife, Mary K. had five children: Lauren, John and Matthew. Wiedmeier was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in October 2012. Despite being given 15 months to live, he survived for nearly four years until he died from cancer on June 7, 2016, he was 56 years old