aqueduct

Op-Ed: Recovery through economic activity and investment
News Queens Courier Staff 2/26/2013 at 10:15AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHILLIP GOLDFEDER Last year, the legislature passed a bill, as the first step in the process to amending the state constitution, allowing enhanced gaming in up to seven locations across the state. While this was only the beginning, it was a huge victory for Queens families who have already benefited from the economic [...]

Pols say ‘no dice’ to no downstate full gaming
Pols say ‘no dice’ to no downstate full gaming
South Terence M. Cullen 1/14/2013 at 2:33PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo pulled a wild card last week. New York will get seven new casinos if voters approve a full-gaming amendment this fall, Cuomo said during his State of the State address. Most of these casinos, however, will be upstate — particularly in the Finger Lake region — to drive tourism to other areas [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/10/2012 at 12:19PM

No bail for accused ‘cannibal cop’ Alleged “cannibal cop” Gilberto Valle will have to stew behind bars a while longer after a federal judge denied his request to get out on bail. Valle — who the feds say had been cooking up a plan to kidnap, rape, torture and eat as many as 100 women [...]

OpEd: Happy 1st Anniversary in Queens, Resorts World
News Billy Rennison 10/25/2012 at 1:36PM

By State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. A year ago this week, the Queens community came together to welcome Resorts World Casino New York City to the borough. One year later, we have 1,750 new jobs, $410 million in additional tax revenue, and an anchor business in Queens that is partnering with local business both [...]

Resorts World celebrates first year
Resorts World celebrates first year
News Terence M. Cullen 10/25/2012 at 9:46AM

A wager on a South Ozone Park casino a year ago turned out to be a good bet for jobs, and for all of Queens. A year after Resorts World Casino New York City opened its doors, there has been a lot to talk about. In that time, the Racino has seen millions go in [...]

Top headlines around the web
Top headlines around the web
News Melissa Chan 10/13/2012 at 12:49PM

Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips This is one gamble that paid off. The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York [...]

Aqueduct still on track to be a destination
News Terence M. Cullen 8/24/2012 at 1:07PM

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 [...]

Op Ed: The case for Willets Point
News Queens Courier Staff 6/22/2012 at 4:29PM

By State Senator Jose Peralta It was tremendously disappointing to learn that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build the country’s largest convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack will not come to fruition. No sooner had the governor announced the plan during his State of the State address in January than I endorsed the idea and [...]

With or without convention center, a push to revive Rockaway LIRR
With or without convention center, a push to revive Rockaway LIRR
News Terence M. Cullen 6/13/2012 at 10:43AM

Elected officials and advocates are campaigning for the revival of a long-closed LIRR line in the hopes that plans for the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct will not be derailed. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder said the convention center delay — which will now wait until voters decide on gaming laws next November — could ultimately [...]