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Demolition Begins on Site of New Nets' Arena

It will be a few more weeks before the wrecking ball swings in Brooklyn, but workers have begun clearing out buildings at the site of the new Nets arena in preparation for the first building demolitions. The Nets are still planning for an opening night in 2008. Meanwhile, with Ratner now having acquired 92% of the land he needs for his mini-city, owners once reluctant to sell are have having second thoughts. But still, the critics cry out.