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Pols Support Use of Fed Stimulus Dollars for Nets' Arena

Brooklyn's Boro President thinks using federal stimulus money to "offset" the cost of the Nets' new arena is a good idea while a state assemblyman says he can support it if Bruce Ratner builds enough low-income housing at Atlantic Yards. As a "shovel-ready" project, state officials say the project would qualify for New York's share of stimulus funds, but no distribution decisions have been made.