by Duncan Cooper, at Dec. 17, 2011, 8:59 p.m.
Title: Nets: Brooklyn proposed as home for Nets
Event: Ratner's announcement
Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Author: Matthew Futterman
Date: July 23, 2003
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Excerpts: "Raymond Chambers, Newark's leading philanthropist, is making a push for an arena in the state's largest city where only the Devils would play.
"At the same time, his partner, Lewis Katz, is pursuing talks of his own to move the Nets to Brooklyn, according to four top executives and investors with YankeeNets, the sports company that controls the teams.
"Associates of Chambers and YankeeNets officials said Katz is talking with Bruce Ratner, president of Forest City- Ratner Cos., about an arena above the Long Island Railroad terminal on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
"The proposed $500 million Brooklyn arena would include 5,500 housing units. The associates said Ratner has signed up the noted architect Frank Gehry to design the project, which would be financed with roughly $30 million a year in tax revenues collected at the site."
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