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Our diverse, vibrant community may be destroyed by Bruce Ratner. Bruce Ratner’s plan to bring the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn will involve building a 19,000 seat arena with 6.8 million square feet of retail, commercial and residential space in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Develop Don’t Destroy: Brooklyn is a broad-based coalition of concerned residents, tenants, home-, business- and propertyowners living near and within the “footprint” of Forest City Ratner’s proposed 24-acre development plan.

Many in Brooklyn want the Nets, but no one wants a secret, taxpayer-subsidized sweetheart deal shoved down their throats. We deserve and demand development that’s good for Brooklyn, not simply good for Bruce Ratner and his friends.

We believe there are realistic, appropriate alternatives that are pro-development and that are beneficial to our community and to Brooklyn. We have hired Norman Siegel, a prominent civil rights lawyer, and former Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, to guide us in the legal fight against this abusive project. Together with important experts in the fields of economics, traffic, pollution and waste, Mr. Siegel is committed to challenging the proposed plan

We are raising funds to help in this effort from concerned residents
like you. However, legal battles spanning many years are expensive and
our estimated costs ARE $300,000 - 700,000. Below is a contribution form for Develop Don’t Destroy: Brooklyn—your support is crucial to our struggle for fair, responsible development that benefits the borough of Brooklyn and its communities.

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Sat, March 12, 2005