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Debate on Ratner Plans Broaden

With the state approving the basic outline of Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards plan, the debate over the project--including the new Nets' arena-- is moving into high gear. Both sides are revving up their supporters for public hearings in the next two months. In the Daily News, the opinions page was taken up by a debate: "Is Atlantic Yards right for Brooklyn?" Yes says Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President. No says Ronald Shiffman, professor of architecture and urban planning at Pratt Institute.