Newly elected congresswoman Yvette Clark is promising congressional hearings on the new Nets arena in Brooklyn unless Bruce Ratner and Barclays Bank "amend" their naming rights deal, presumably to provide more money for community projects. Clark, a longtime arena supporter, changed her mind after allegations surfaced that Barclays profited from 18th century slave trading. Meanwhile, a new controversy arose over alleged censorship of art critical of Ratner.
- Clarke to Ratner: Fear the Wrath of Congress - Dana Rubenstein - Brooklyn Paper
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- Images the Brooklyn Public Library doesn’t want you to see - Ariella Cohen - Brooklyn Paper