I haven't written about it yet, but I'm really interested to see the outcome of the current bidding war for the New Jersey Nets. There are two groups involved in the bidding, one that wants to keep the team in Jersey, and one that want to move the team to Brooklyn. The New York Times has a roundup of the current state of the bids. There's something undeniably romantic about the idea of Brooklyn having a major league franchise again, some sense of recompense for the Dodgers moving all those years ago. And the plan, which includes an arena designed by Frank Geary, is pretty overwhelming.

Of course, there's just one problem. Many people in the neighborhood are against it. There's a good look at the urban planning issues in Metropolis magazine. Personally, having seen the rail yard in question, it's hard for me to mourn its potential passing. I'm sure there will be more to say about this as the bidding process comes to an end, as soon as this week.

AuthorMark McClusky