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Debate continues over new Nets arena

{jathumbnail off} The new Brooklyn arena for the relocating New Jersey Nets (NBA) continues to generate controversy; community activists opposing Atlantic Yards won a court decision but failed to persuade a judge to stop construction on Barclays Center. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman held that Empire State Development Corporation used bad numbers […]

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Lawmakers question transparency of Oregon arena bidding

Oregon state legislators are questioning whether the bidding process on the new University of Oregon basketball arena was open and whether they’ve been open during requests for information. The $227 million arena has been under heavy scrutiny from the day it was announced, but requests for records pertaining to its funding and bid processes have […]

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Last Barclay Center holdout throws in the towel

Dan Goldstein, the Web designer who stubbornly fought the use of eminent domain in the development of Barclays Center, has finally accepted an offer from Bruce Ratnet for his condo, clearing the way for construction to begin on the long-anticipated project. Goldstein was the face of the many Brooklyn residents who fought the use of […]

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