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To Critics, It's Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Or maybe even worse. What used to be Bruce Ratner's dream for a new arena but is now Mikhail Prokhorov's is still a nightmare for Brooklyn critics. Wasting no time, opponents seized on Prokhorov's background as well as the idea that Russia's richest man will now be the beneficiary of federal, state and city subsidies. In Russia, they're upset he's spending his money stateside, while two New Jersey columnists kept pushing the idea of the Nets in Newark.