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.
- Demolition Man: Ratner preps Atlantic Yards site - Ariella Cohen - Brooklyn Paper
- Carolers to Bruce: You're a Scrooge! - Ariella Cohen - Brooklyn Paper
- Ratner 'Razes' Stakes - Patrick Gallahue - New York Post
- Ratner nixes checks on Yards sit bldgs. - Yotham Soderstrom - New York Daily News