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"Serious Question" Arises over Brooklyn Arena Financing

The New York Post reports Monday that continuing delays brought on by critics' lawsuits is raising a "serious question" about Bruce Ratner's ability to obtain financing the Nets' new arena. Quoting an affadavit filed by a Ratner lawyer Friday, the Post reports the builders "are likely to encounter significant difficulties and cost increases" in the $600 million arena. Ratner is trying to expedite an appeal hearing on a critics' failed suit. Meanwhile, construction at the site proceeds.