Brooklyn, Before Nets; Photo:  SatansLaundromat.com

Mike at Satan's Laundromat has photographs of the Brooklyn that would be lost if Bruce Ratner's plan to bring the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn goes through. While Ratner's plan is being touted as a way to inject Brooklyn with a healthy dose of pride and prestige as well as money, the photographs suggest it would be at the expense of Brooklyn character.

Ratner's Brooklyn plan is reportedly the front runner for the Nets, which will make any development interesting in light of the neighborhood's protests.