“I think Brooklyn has been waiting for this, really, since the Dodgers left,” Ratner said.
The opposition that clogged the arena’s path would probably disagree. Ratner — a development partner of The New York Times in building its current headquarters — once doubted that the arena would be built when the economy collapsed, but regained optimism once the Yankees gained financing for their new stadium.
Brett Yormark, the Nets’ chief executive, said he expected no further delays.
“None whatsoever, and I don’t have my blinders on because I’m open to see any and all obstacles,” he said. “But we’re full speed ahead all the way.”http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/sports/basketball/26nets.html?_r=3&adxnnl=1&ref=sports&adxnnlx=1296519574-gteu1T2DfVRFto0wgw7v8A