In a major victory for Bruce Ratner, the Empire State Development Corporation Tuesday approved with few reservations the Nets owner's plan for the $3.5 billion Atlantic Yards project, including the team's new arena, in downtown Brooklyn. In its approval, the ESDC said "the proposed project is expected to achieve
long-term State and City goals" and added "the arena is expected to be open in time for the 2009 NBA season".
- ESDC adopts plans for Javits, Atlantic Yards - Catherine Tymkiw - Crain's New York Business
- Atlantic Yards Draft Environmental Impact Statement - New York Empire State Development Corp.
- State: Ratner Plan Won't Raise Rents - Jarrett Murphy - Village Voice
- Excerpts: Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Nets Arena - NetsDaily Blog
- Measuring a Project’s Shadow, and Burden, on Brooklyn - Nicholas Confessore - New York Times
- Ratners got high hoops - Rich Calder - New York Post
- Yards impact report 'absurd', critic says - Elizabeth Hays & Christina Boyle - New York Daily News
- In Push for Atlantic Yards Project, State Touts Eminent Domain - David Lombino - New York Sun
- Ball bounces the Nets' way for new home - John Brennan - The Record
- Environmental Review Downplays Arena Project's Impact - Andrea Bernstein - WNYC
- Brooklyn Arena Project Gets Approval From Key State Panel - Michael Scotto - NY1
- Brooklyn Arena Project Gets Approval From Key State Panel (Video) - Michael Scotto - NY1