The Brooklyn Paper, long a critic of Bruce Ratner's plans for a Nets' arena, now thinks it'd be a good idea ... if built with federal stimulus money. Publisher Ed Weintrob writes that some of the "oversized components" of Ratner's plan should never be built, but the arena "would quickly create construction jobs, boost the commercial district along Flatbush Avenue, and restore the spirit of optimism that built Brooklyn".
- An Editorial: Build the arena — with fed money! - Ed Weintrob - Brooklyn Paper
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