by Duncan Cooper, at Dec. 17, 2011, 9:47 p.m.
Title: Design Unveiled for New Nets Home in Brooklyn
Event: Ratner's announcement
Source: NY1 News
Associated media: Watch video
Excerpts: Marty Markowitz: "We are on the threshold of restoring Brooklyn to its rightful place on the national sports stage, Brooklyn, as everyone knows, is a world-class city, and it deserves a world-class team playing in a world-class arena designed by a world-class architect."
Bruce Ratner: “We are going to be successful at this. We are going to get the Nets to Brooklyn, if it's the last thing that I do."
“The community is already vital,” said Patti Kagan, one of the demonstrators. “And guess who revitalized it — all of the folks who have been living there for 20 and 30 years. It’s a very vibrant community. The way to destroy it is to bring in something like this, a monstrous project with all these skyscrapers — the Manhattanization’ of Brooklyn."
"I do not like the fact that they're going to condemn an entire city block or a potion thereof and displace a number of businesses and individuals who live there," said Councilwoman Letitia James. "The fact is that stadiums have not shown to bring economic vitality to a community."
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