Aqueduct Racino

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/16/2012 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST:  Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 61. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 48. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Live Classical Music A special presentation of classical music featuring the artistry of soloist Lesley [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/01/2012 at 7:59AM

2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Arvind Mahankali of Queens finishes third for second straight year New York’s reigning wordsmith again came achingly close to a title at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday, notching a third-place place finish for the second straight year. Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, Queens, who was sponsored by the Daily [...]

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned
News Michael Pantelidis 3/24/2012 at 1:18PM

Police involved in Sean Bell shooting get canned The cops that gunned down Sean Bell, the Queens man killed on his wedding day in a 50-shot fusillade, will be drummed out of the department, the NYPD said Friday. Detective Gescard Isnora, who fired the shot that touched off the senseless 2006 killing, was found to [...]

If you build it, they will come
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/09/2012 at 5:10PM

Last week’s State of the State address by Governor Andrew Cuomo promised big things for Queens, chief among them building the country’s largest convention center on the former site of the Aqueduct Racino. The 3.8 million-square-foot convention center would accommodate the nation’s largest events, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and many restaurants, and create new [...]

[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
[Update with pics] Cuomo wants convention center, table gaming for Aqueduct Racino
News Steve Mosco 1/06/2012 at 9:10AM

There were two major points in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech that everyone saw coming, both of which have a lot to do with Queens. During his speech on Wednesday, January 4, the governor formally introduced the idea of legalizing full table gaming in New York State, which would mean big news [...]

Cuomo delivers 2012 State of the State [Watch Video of Speech]
Cuomo delivers 2012 State of the State [Watch Video of Speech]
News Steve Mosco 1/04/2012 at 4:52PM

In his second State of the State speech since taking office, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he plans to straighten out the state’s fiscal problems while expanding job growth and strengthening education. In front of hundreds of lawmakers, policy leaders and other New Yorkers, the governor delivered his vision for 2012 – a vision that seeks [...]

Resorts World’s new gaming floor set for early opening
Resorts World’s new gaming floor set for early opening
News Steve Mosco 12/13/2011 at 1:34PM

A fully functional and totally revamped Aqueduct Racino is no longer a decades-long pipedream with little hope and less funding. After a highly successful partial opening that saw thousands of gamers try their luck, the new casino in South Ozone Park is ready to reveal the rest of the facility on Friday, December 16 — [...]

Resorts World Casino scored big during opening week
Resorts World Casino scored big during opening week
News Steve Mosco 11/14/2011 at 4:44PM

Resorts World Casino, the rejuvenated Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park, hit the jackpot during its first 10 days as it pulled in about $15 million in net profits, while gamblers bet almost $178 million. This is great news for New York State, as about $1 million of the casino’s daily revenue goes to Albany [...]

Addabbo and Goldfeder tour Aqueduct Racino
Addabbo and Goldfeder tour Aqueduct Racino
News Melissa Chan 10/17/2011 at 3:24PM

After touring Resorts World New York City on October 3, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (left) and Senator Joseph Addabbo (right) learned the Racino — set to open on October 28 — was up to speed with construction. They also previewed other amenities separate from the casino, including an indoor parking lot and family-friendly restaurants.

Resorts World Opening Announced
Business Steve Mosco 10/14/2011 at 11:57AM

They’re off to the races. Resorts World Casino New York City will open its doors at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 28, kicking off a new era for the former site of the Aqueduct Racino in South Ozone Park. Michael Speller, president of Resorts World, said that the facility will offer tourists and New Yorkers [...]