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August 18, 2006

Sloppy Times says: Brooklyn arena is a done deal

Atlantic Yards Report

Lucky for The New York Times, every time they make even a slip up, Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report is quick to pick up on it.

Lucky for Atlantic Yards critics, the Times hasn't hired Oder as a fact checker — who would do Atlantic Yards Report?

A Times Metro section article today on the fate of the shopping and entertainment complex slated for the Meadowlands, headlined Some Call for New Jersey to Intervene to Save Xanadu Project, states: The Nets basketball team is abandoning the Continental Arena for Brooklyn, and the Devils hockey franchise is moving to Newark.

Reporter Laura Mansnerus may not be a regular reader of AY Report, otherwise she would have known that:

The Nets aim to move to Brooklyn, but the Atlantic Yards project hasn't been approved. In fact, the Nets are hedging their bets and are discussing an extension of their lease through the 2011-2012 season.

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Posted by lumi at August 18, 2006 9:53 AM