Net deal

The New York Times reports on a plan to bring the New Jersey Nets basketball team to downtown Brooklyn.
The plan features a Frank Gehry-designed stadium that converts into an ice rink in wintertime, plus transit links and other acoutrements like housing and the promised influx of retail revitalization. Hey, with work, the stadium neighborhood could be turned into an urban utopia rivaling the area surrounding Yankee Stadium! (For non-New Yorkers, that is irony: the YS area is a dump)
Here’s an achievement that would be slightly more miraculous: Have the Nets win a championship or two. Then they’ll be ready for Brooklyn, a borough that hasn’t had a team since the Dodgers defected to LA in 1957.

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