Friday, February 19, 2010

Daily Eagle: Brooklynites "still exploring" the meaning of the Nets' move to Newark?

A Brooklyn Eagle tweak on an AP story regarding the New Jersey Nets' planned move to Newark comes off as unintentionally silly, given the headline Brooklynites Ponder Meaning Of Nets’ Move to Newark: What Will It Mean for Atlantic Yards?.

You see, Beth DeFalco's AP story is pretty much the same as the one that went out on the national wire, only with a new lead paragraph:
BROOKLYN --- Brooklyn residents and officials at press time on Friday were still exploring the meaning of the New Jersey Nets’ recent announcement that are going to play in Newark, at least for the next two seasons, and its ramifications for the Barclays Arena plan in Downtown Brooklyn.
Could it be that "still exploring" means that Borough President Marty Markowitz didn't call them back?

Two years in Newark, or four?

Here's one example of pondering that could've made the Eagle's deadline: the Real Deal's report that the two-year lease in Newark has a two-year renewable option--just in case the AY arena gets delayed further, as has been the pattern--deserves widespread notice.

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