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March 18, 2005

UNITY Loves Company: Ratner’s Limbo Provides Momentum for Alternate Proposal

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According to a recent New York Times article, Brooklyn developer (and New Jersey Nets owner) Bruce Ratner is trying “to elevate his knowledge of basketball…[by playing] the NBA Live video game on his computer.” One has to wonder if he similarly elevates his knowledge of urban development by playing the popular computer game SimCity, in which the click of a mouse can bulldoze any unwanted buildings to make way for anything the player wants to put in their place.

While the Ratner's plan waits for the MTA to get its act together over the Hudson Railyards, the UNITY plan is being presented to local community groups.


Posted by lumi at March 18, 2005 6:42 AM