Silver’s Stand on Atlantic Yards: Evolving

The Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have indicated that they would not block the arena project.
–The New York Times, July 5, 2005

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver “is aware that there is support for the project from members of the Assembly, but before the speaker can make a decision he wants to see more details of the proposal,” his spokesman said.
The New York Post, September 15, 2005