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Paterson Will Continue State Support for Nets' Arena

Disappointing critics of Bruce Ratner's plans for a new Nets' arena, incoming New York Gov. David Paterson has told the Daily News he expects to continue his predecessor's support for the Atlantic Yards development. As a state senator three years ago, Paterson questioned the use of condemnation proceedings to acquire property for the arena and 16 surrounding skyscapers at the edge of downtown Brooklyn.