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Barbra Streisand Plugs Brooklyn Roots at Barclay's Concert

The 70-year-old told the crowd of 18,000 the last time she performed solo in Brooklyn was "on somebody's stoop on Pulaski Street'' as an 8-year-old kid

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    Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center.     

    Thursday night's three-hour show was Streisand's return to her Brooklyn hometown, where she's also performing Saturday.     

    The 70-year-old told the crowd of 18,000 the last time she performed solo in Brooklyn was "on somebody's stoop on Pulaski Street'' as an 8-year-old kid. She played with the crowd, often telling jokes and taking in the many screams of "I love you Barbra!''     

    She entered the stage in a shimmery black ensemble, holding her hands close to the microphone as she performed songs like "People,'' "Evergreen'' and "The Way We Were.''     

    Streisand sang a duet with her son, Jason Gould, asking the 45-year-old: "Do you need anything, like, a sweater?''