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Key New York Official Sees Atlantic Yards in a 'Very Favorable Light'

The New York official who killed the Jets' West Side Stadium said he will look favorably on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards when it comes up for a final vote as soon as next month. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is a member of the Public Authorities Control Board that has final say on the project. He added that while some issues have to be resolved, "I believe professional sports belong in Brooklyn".
Critics think Silver might want to broker a compromise on the project's scale.