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May 8, 2006

Celebs join Ratner foes

Actors, writers backing effort to block arena

NY Daily News
By Elizabeth Hays

Opponents of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards Nets arena complex are getting out the star power.

"Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger and actor Steve Buscemi from "Fargo" and "The Sopranos" have joined a new advisory board formed to battle the controversial project, which would bring 17 high-rise residential and office towers to Atlantic and Flatbush Aves.

The 33-member board also includes prominent Brooklyn-based writers, artists and preservationists who argue the project is too big for Brooklyn and will swamp the surrounding area with traffic.

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More coverage:
Metro NY, Stars team up to stop Nets arena in Brooklyn
NY Sun, ACTORS, WRITERS JOIN BOARD FIGHTING PROPOSED SPORTS ARENA

From the blogosphere:
The Real Estate Observer, Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams: We Hate Ratnerville!
Curbed.com, Stars of Brooklyn Unite Against Ratner, for Wedding Bells?
The Gutter, Ledger: I Wish I Could Quit You, Ratner
Brownstoner, DDDB Signs On Brooklyn Star Power for AY Fight
Gawker, Celebrity Brooklynites Unite to Save Their Borough
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, DEVELOP DON'T DESTROY ANNOUNCES ADVISORY BOARD
Field of Schemes, Celebs join Nets fight

Posted by lumi at May 8, 2006 12:00 PM