Could Atlantic Yards Get Stimulus Cash? It's Possible

The government is pouring money into state coffers for infrastructure, and Bruce Ratner apparently has his hand out, hoping to get a slice of the $789 billion pie in an effort to save his troubled Atlantic Yards project.

Opponents of the project are livid about the mere fact that Mr. Ratner wants more public money; supporters of the project are cheering the effort. But is the massive Brooklyn project, planned home of a Nets basketball arena and over 6,000 apartments, eligible?

Thus far, with an accord on the stimulus legislation less than two days old, the public response from Albany is an unequivocal “we don’t know yet."  read more »

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