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Deputy Mayor Says Bloomberg "Very, Very Supportive" of Atlantic Yards

Deputy New York Mayor Robert Lieber tells the Observer the Bloomberg administration is "very, very supportive" of Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project, including the Nets' arena. "There are a number of ways we’re trying to help them", Lieber said, but he wouldn't commit to additional subsidies. "We have budget concerns and budget issues", Lieber explained.