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April 1, 2006

Jersey swamp people ready for Brooklyn invasion

Brooklyn Papers disses Jerseyites and Atlantic Yards opponents, but not Nets CEO Brent Yormark (except for taking liberties with the spelling of his name):

“Obviously, the anchor is Nets basketball, but this is going to be almost a community center,” Yormack said. “We’re anticipating dates, concerts, shows. We’ll have something for everyone, in and around the community.”

Not surprisingly, opponents of the Atlantic Yards project accused Yormack of not knowing the community in which he hopes to move his team.

“The arena is not a community center, it is a for-profit TV studio that is inappropriate at an overburdened intersection in a residential neighborhood,” said Daniel Goldstein, a spokesman for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn.

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Posted by amy at April 1, 2006 10:21 AM