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.
- Ratner bids for fed $$ - Rich Calder & Tom Namako - New York Post
- BrooklynSpeaks Sponsors Call on Governor to Reject Forest City Ratner's Request for Federal Stimulus Funds for Atlantic Yards - BrooklynSpeaks
- As Other NYC Projects Falter, Atlantic Yards Still on Track - Barbara Murray - Commercial Property News