Thursday, March 25, 2004
In an effort to win the 2012 Olympic summer Games and to bring back the Jets from New Jersey, New York has announced plans to spend $1.2 billion on a new stadium along Manhattan's West Side. At the same presser, Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg indicated that they would look to double the size of the Javits Convention Center as well. But there's always a hitch:
Despite strong support from Bloomberg and Pataki, the plan faces major hurdles including an environmental review, zoning approvals and likely lawsuits by neighborhood activists.
Other strong support will come from Mass Transit and people who own parking garages.
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