Friday, February 11, 2011

Daily News, in cliche-filled article, swallows FCR claims about taxes and jobs

The Daily News published an article headlined Brooklyn Hopes Players Will Move to Borough Along With The Franchise and, though it was in print only, NetsDaily, always happy to boost the Brooklyn move, published it in full.

In it, freelancer Jay Mwamba quoted chief cheerleader Brett Yormark on the Dodgers and swallowed ridiculous Forest City Ratner claims whole:
The Barclays Center is part of a 22-acre residential and commercial rel estate project dubbed the Atlantic Yards that's expected to generate more than $5 billion in new tax revenues over the next 30 years.

In addition to tax benefits, the project will create thousands of new jobs: upwards of 17,000 union construction jobs and as many as 8,000 permanent and as nearly 8,000 permanent jobs.
In a not-exactly broad canvass, the article did find three people excited about the arena: two restaurant managers and a realtor.

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