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Arena Stimulus Funding Up to Governor

Gov. David Paterson has discretion over a big chunk of federal stimulus funding and he's "still examining" whether Atlantic Yards warrants any of it, according to the Post. New York is getting nearly $25 billion, but Bruce Ratner specifically wants part of the $3.9 billion set aside for infrastructure/energy assistance. Critics say federal mass transit funds shouldn't be used to improve a transit hub beneath the Nets' arena.