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Arena Critics' Lobbying, Lawsuits Not Paying Off

New York's mayor, governor and both senate and assembly leaders are clearly in favor of Bruce Ratner's plans for a new Nets arena and mini-city. So critics have been lobbying the city council president but Christine Quinn appears unlikely to join their efforts to block the $3.5 billion project. Meanwhile, a state appeals court Tuesday reversed the only legal victory the critics have won. And a Daily News columnist names a team of anonymous supporters to counter the critics' star power.