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Old 11-30-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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A plausible idea from Mr. Doctoroff but maybe the crucial point is that Sunnyside Yards can be developed with or without a convention center.

New York's Next Big Thing
Daniel Doctoroff
New York Times
Nov. 28, 2014

Website: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/op...hing.html?_r=0
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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Very nice
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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Sunnyside yards slows down development in Queens. The rapid development of LIC goes straight to Sunnyside yards, then on the other side there is no development.

So yes if they can sell the air rights over Sunnyside yards and build a platform there that would be great.

But the convention center could be there, or not. There was talk about getting Genting, the company that build the casino in Ozone Park to build a convention center close to that casino. Genting would want a license to do table gambling and some other concessions but I think it would be worth it.
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Sunnyside Yards is a huge space....prolly at least 3 times the size of Hudson Yards....so Hudson Yards will be the prototype.
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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There was an article about it in Capital New York about a month ago.
Another bonus this will have is that it will reconnect the divided street grid and get rid of all those dead end streets:



Amtrak weighing development of massive Queens rail yard | Capital New York
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Forget the yard, it's all about the number of tunnels. There's not enough in/outbound tunnels in/out of Manhattan.

I often think that Manhattan is the dumbest place to hold big events because it is the worst place to travel to during peak hours.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:05 PM
 
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My idea would be to turn it into a hub for K-12 private schools that charge tuition $20K or less. It would be accessible to students from Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn/Bronx, Westchester (via GC), LI (via Hunters Point) and boarders. Then add small parks and playgrounds and a sports entertainment facility like Chelsea Piers.
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