convention center

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 [...]

Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
Aqueduct convention center scrapped, Willets Point eyed
News Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2012 at 11:21AM

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 [...]

Afternoon Roundup
Afternoon Roundup
News Billy Rennison 6/03/2012 at 12:43PM

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria’s largest city A passenger plane crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos on Sunday, officials said. Read more: USA Today Man Wanted For Attempted Child Kidnapping In Queens Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a young boy last week in St. [...]

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 9:27AM

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate A day after she was slapped with federal fraud charges for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of John Liu’s mayoral campaign, Jia “Jenny” Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and questioned who can be trusted. In a missive on her Chinese social-networking page, Hou, 25, told friends that [...]

RFK’s son Douglas Kennedy charged for endangering 3-day-old son
RFK’s son Douglas Kennedy charged for endangering 3-day-old son
News Billy Rennison 2/25/2012 at 1:09PM

RFK’s son Douglas Kennedy charged for endangering 3-day-old son Douglas Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy, was charged with child endangerment and fighting with two maternity nurses after they blocked him from taking his three-day old baby boy out of a Westchester hospital. The Camelot heir claims he was taking the infant boy, Boru, [...]

Could Queens get two convention centers?
News Michael Pantelidis 1/18/2012 at 4:08PM

Possession is nine-tenths of the law — a lesson Governor Andrew Cuomo has apparently learned the hard way. According to published reports, when the governor proposed a plan for the largest convention center in the country next to Resorts World in South Ozone Park, he was under the impression the land belonged to the Port [...]

Board discusses convention center, elevator
News David Beltran 1/12/2012 at 5:30PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to build the country’s largest convention center in Queens overshadowed any previous items on Community Board 10’s agenda. During the board’s first monthly meeting of the year, officials cited current problems with traffic near the Racino and said it would only get worse without any direct transportation to the proposed convention [...]

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 [...]