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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Times Covers Nets Fluff Instead of Bruce Ratner's Green Cards for Cash Deal in China

Bruce Ratner's ol' friend, The New York Times, is looking the other way when it comes to a Ratner story involving local, federal and international intrigue — the scamful green cards for cash trip to China Ratner is taking with the Empire State Development Corp. You know, the story Norman Oder has been blowing out of the water the past few weeks (and the one the Daily News and the Post haven't totally ignored.)

The following is from NoLandGrab in full:

For the Nets, First Brooklyn and Then the World
The New York Times

By Ken Belson and Jonathan Abrams

The Times continues its tradition of under-reporting actual Brooklyn news. This lengthy article focuses on a sponsorship deal with Stolichnaya and marketing the Nets outside of the U.S., but try to notice what is missing in this coverage:

The Nets hope to complete more deals when they visit Moscow on Sunday on their way to China, where they will play two preseason games. In Moscow, the Nets will hold a clinic for 3,000 youngsters, attend a ribbon-cutting at an Adidas store that will feature Nets gear and schmooze with businesspeople at a reception.

The Nets are stopping in Moscow on their way to China. So why can't the Times cover the trip to China by its business partner Bruce Ratner and ESDC Executive Director Peter Davidson? This trip will attempt to use the Federal EB-5 program to lure Chinese investment in Atlantic Yards in exchange for green cards. Although the program is for the purpose of job creation, the ESDC has already admitted that this mission to China will produce no additional jobs for the Atlantic Yards project.




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Eminent Domain Case
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