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Nets Arena Strategy Update: Bribe 'Em

After months of bickering with Brooklyn residents who oppose the new Frank Gehry-designed Nets basketball arena on Flatbush, developer Bruce Ratner hits upon a genius scheme: bribe 'em. Jesus, what took the guy so long? Residents in the new condo building at 636 Pacific Street (left) who paid $600k last year for a 3BR condo are getting $1.2 million to take a walk, according to the Daily News. "Many people really love this building, but Ratner understood that we're young and not that rooted yet in the community," said one resident. And people say the younger generation's got no heart.
· Slam Dunk [NYDailyNews]