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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Plan For Convention Center At Aqueduct Racetrack Is Scrapped

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that his grand plan for the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack has been scrapped.

He said that the proposal unveiled as a centerpiece of his State of the State speech isn’t going forward, but he hopes to have developers compete next year for a project that could include a casino.

He added that he’s talking to other developers after talks broke down with the Genting Organization, which was to provide the funding.

Cuomo said in January that the $4 billion convention center would help boost the economy and allow a new use for the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Aqueduct is a possible site for a casino if an amendment to the constitution is passed.

Do you think that it makes sense to put the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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