More than 750 people gathered in a college auditorium Tuesday night to battle over Bruce Ratner's $3.5 billion plan for a Nets' arena and mini-city in Brooklyn. Officially a public hearing on the project's environmental impact, the gathering quickly became yet another forum on the overall effect of what critics call "Ratnerville". Meanwhile, experts see the Ratner plan as typical a new trend, using a stadium or arena to anchor huge real estate projects.
- SRO crowd takes shots at Nets' plan - Paul D. Colford - New York Daily News
- Ballpark figures: Every dollar counts - Paul Steinberg - Philadephia Inquirer
- The People Speak (Shout, Actually) on Brooklyn Arena Project - Nicolas Confessore - New York Times