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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by Michael549 on Sun May 6 10:40:37 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by Wallyhorse on Sun May 6 10:19:45 2012.

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Just why would this new Rockaway line be needed when the A-train Aqueduct station is right there next to the Raceway and Casino property, and a new walkway to the station is being constructed as we speak?

Just what is so "BAD" about using the A-train to get to the Casino, and the possible new cenvention center? Thousands of people travel to/from the casino, the airport and the Rockaways by the A-train?

Is it the idea that "hey there's a wealthy guy who might pay for something on the wish list - so lets get him for pay for it" or is it "there's something really magical about Queens Blvd"?

I still don't understand this push for bigger and bigger convention centers when we can't even fill the ones that we have. The Coliseum at 59th Street-Columbus Circle - a prime transit spot was torn down because it was said to be "too small" for the biggest shows, so we "had" to build the Jacobs Javitts in the middle of "transit nowhere". Now just when the Jacobs Javitts Center is about to get long over-due transit - comes along a proposal to build a convention center at the racetrack in Queens. Now suddenly the Jacob Javitts center is "too small" for the biggest shows - but most of the time the JJCC is not filled with shows. It is like being on a treadmill forever chasing the dream of the biggest convention center.

Mike



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