On Friday morning, just hours before Governor Andrew Cuomo was to reveal that talks to build a $4 billion convention center in Queens had collapsed, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder climbed a rusty trestle to an abandoned train track lush with plant life and described how the nearby convention center development might spark a rejuvenation of the long-derelict railroad, and by extension, southeastern Queens.(3)
Cuomo promises a 'transparent' casino selection process, and says there will always be a role for Javits
Governor Andrew Cuomo this afternoon promised to set up a "transparent" commission that will select casino operators for New York State, once casino gambling is legalized.
He also said that, pending further study, he, "would always see some facility at Javits."
During a radio appearance this evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo said talks with gambling giant Genting to build a casino and convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, "haven't really worked out," and said he's shopping says he's going to shop around for another developer.
" The conversations haven’t really worked out," said Cuomo, referring to Genting. "So a few weeks ago we started to bring in other gaming companies, the nation’s best."(1)