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July 31, 2009

On the radio, Nets' Yormark continues to spin about housing, litigation, arena timing, and arena renderings

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder turns a critical ear to ESPN Radio's interview with truthiness-challenged Nets CEO Brett Yormark.

Yormark disavowed the renderings of the Ellerbe Becket-designed arena: "I hate to use the word leaked. They were inappropriate renderings, not approved by us.... 30-45 days, you'll see some great architecture."

As noted, even if they were leaked at first, they later appeared as illustrations in the Empire State Development Corporation's revised documents.
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Yormark continued to repeat the canard about Forest City Ratner's alleged perfect record in court: "We're 25 and 0 in litigation."

First, many of those case involve not FCR but the Empire State Development Corporation. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the eminent domain appeal wouldn't have been put on the calendar of the state Court of Appeals in October if FCR and its allies had a perfect record.

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Posted by eric at July 31, 2009 11:08 AM