Forest City Ratner Companies-run site for "Bring[ing] Basketball to Brooklyn." Let's hope they don't destroy homes, businesses and neighborhoods in the process.
Due to bandwidth concerns at the FFFP Web Site, please make bball.net your site for downloading the actual Forest City Ratner plans and artist renderings, available there as PDFs or JPEGs.
A community website for fans of all levels of New York basketball, from the Knicks and Nets through local colleges and high-schools to playground leagues.
NYCBasketball.com has unearthed a surprising misuse of public funds for the Ratner project.
Field of Schemes
The companion website to Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit (Common Courage Press), by Joanna Cagan and Neil deMause:
"Since 1998, we have been casting a critical eye on the roughly $2 billion a year in public subsidies that go toward building new pro sports facilities."
This site also has an excellent collection of links for researching this subject.
A wealth of information on the BAY, WSD, TIF, and the 2012 Olympics bid. Geared towards the impact on tenants living in NYC. tenant.net
The Web Site for the grassroots effort to stop Ratner's landgrab and Arena construction at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC. Published by the Prospect Heights Action Coalition.
Yahoo! Groups - No Stadium
An anti-arena message board for sharing general and events info on the Ratner's Nets Arena plans. You must have a Yahoo! ID but signup is free. Have daily emails sent to you on the day's postings (daily digest).
Yahoo! Groups - BrooklynNets
Another message board for sharing info on the Ratner's Nets Arena plans, but this one claim to present both pro- and anti-arena viewpoints.
Organization of the residents living within the "footprint" of the Ratner plans.
Fair Development Brooklyn
The following web site provides excellent links and stories about the Ratner Arena issue. Here is how its authors describe themselves:
The website is built and maintained by a small group of citizens from Brooklyn. We are not associated with any organization in particular, but serve as a portal for all people and organizations opposed to the proposed [Ratner] real estate deal in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
B.A.D.D. - Brooklyn Against Destructive Development
Another grassroots neighborhood-run Web Site based in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn against the Ratner Arena plans. Lots of Photos of the neighborhood as it is now.
A site proclaining to have "All the info you seek on the Nets coming to Brooklyn." They seem to be pro-arena, but do a good job persenting both sides of the issue.
Official website of New York City government's bid to win the 2012 Olympic games.
New York Games
This site gives a critical look at New York City's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Hell's Kitchen Online
West Side Coalition
Organized Community Opposition to the Hudson Yards and Stadium proposals.
Save the West Side
"The REAL Oppostition To The City's West Side Development Plan Begins Right Here."
Petition affilliated with the West Side Coalition.