Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art […]

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Resorts World Casino operators want to buy Aqueduct Racetrack subway station naming rights


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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Resorts World Casino is looking to stake a claim on its subway stop. The Aqueduct Racetrack station was recently established as a year-round stop on the A-line after a $15 million upgrade. Now, casino operators want to buy the station’s naming rights. A Resorts World spokesperson said the group has had “some very preliminary conversations […]

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I Want to Keep Aqueduct Racetrack


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When will the long-awaited redevelopment of the Big A become the "Big Ah?" It could be just 18 months away, if the last bidder is finally approved by the New York State Lottery. The VLT bidding process is now eight years along, under three different governors. Recently, the general public heard from the remaining bidder, […]

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Civic Association discusses the future of Aqueduct Racetrack


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The Ozone Tudor Civic Association held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 19 at Tudor Village Park in Ozone Park. Above, Larry Love (center, wearing necktie), who represents Assemblymember Audrey Pheffer, addresses locals on the continuing saga of Aqueduct Racetrack. Governor Eliot Spitzer recently issued a proposal to keep the track open, provided the New […]

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Site near Aqueduct could be home to new MLS stadium: report


| slicata@queenscourier.com

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After plans to build the New York City Football Club’s new stadium in the South Bronx fell through, developers are now looking at land near the Aqueduct Racetrack, according to a published report.

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Aqueduct still on track to be a destination


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Less than three months after Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged talks had broken down with a developer for what would have been the nation’s largest convention center, the question remains: what will become of the land adjacent to Aqueduct Racetrack and Resorts World Casino New York City. State and Resorts World officials say they are working […]

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Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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Willets Point might become the new destination for a convention center, after it was announced that plans for one near the Aqueduct Racetrack have fallen through. Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Friday, June 1, that talks for what would have been the largest convention center in the country were not working out. Any future plans to […]

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Aqueduct adds more permanent jobs


| smosco@queenscourier.com

As the nation focuses on the debt ceiling and Nassau County rejects another Coliseum proposal, Queens continues to improve its future with more potential jobs for residents. Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) have reached an agreement for the developer of the Aqueduct Racino in South […]

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Aqueduct adds more permanent jobs


| smosco@queenscourier.com

As the nation focuses on the debt ceiling and Nassau County rejects another Coliseum proposal, Queens continues to improve its future with more potential jobs for residents. Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) have reached an agreement for the developer of the Aqueduct Racino in South […]

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Aqueduct adds more permanent jobs


| smosco@queenscourier.com

As the nation focuses on the debt ceiling and Nassau County rejects another Coliseum proposal, Queens continues to improve its future with more potential jobs for residents. Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) and the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) have reached an agreement for the developer of the Aqueduct Racino in South […]

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Aqueduct Racino developers hiring diverse team


| smosco@queenscourier.com

One employer in Queens is on track to employ a most diverse team of laborers. More than one-third of the subcontractors and suppliers hired to construct the new Aqueduct Racino – now the Resorts World New York racetrack casino – are New York State certified Minority or Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), according to a […]

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Aqueduct Racino developers hiring diverse team


| smosco@queenscourier.com

One employer in Queens is on track to employ a most diverse team of laborers. More than one-third of the subcontractors and suppliers hired to construct the new Aqueduct Racino – now the Resorts World New York racetrack casino – are New York State certified Minority or Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE), according to a […]

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