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    Most convention centers - like the Javits - are...

    Most convention centers - like the Javits - are paid for by tax dollars.

    Genting is willing to spend $4 billion of their own money to build the Aqueduct convention center.

    If Genting is...
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    In many cases, that's true. But casinos can...

    In many cases, that's true.

    But casinos can help the community if it's positioned to primarily drain money from visitors from around the world, year-round.

    - If you place a casino in a place...
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    The "A" train has two stations for Aqueduct.

    The "A" train has two stations for Aqueduct.
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    Looking at the map, it seems like there's a ton...

    Looking at the map, it seems like there's a ton of subway lines that stop near the Sunnyside Yards. E,M,R,N,Q,7.

    That would be a pretty good spot.
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    In a way, the High Line has gotten too popular. ...

    In a way, the High Line has gotten too popular. It's no longer a peaceful park. It's so crowded now, that it feels like a cattle drive.
  6. I'm not saying that the 2nd avenue subway is no...

    I'm not saying that the 2nd avenue subway is no longer needed. I'm saying that the new M15 Select Bus service (which only started in October 2010) is surprisingly good, and certainly helps bridge...
  7. I used to think that. But the new M15 Select Bus...

    I used to think that. But the new M15 Select Bus (runs north on 1st Av, and south on 2nd Av) actually works really well (a lot better than other MTA buses). It's almost as fast as riding a subway....
  8. Small is not the problem. They just need to add...

    Small is not the problem. They just need to add some tables, chairs, and a water feature, and the "small" space can become a very attractive public space. Like..
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  9. 1) N/Q train extension to LaGuardia Airport. ...

    1) N/Q train extension to LaGuardia Airport. That way, all three major NYC-area airports are connected by trains.

    2) PATH train extension to Newark Airport. Currently, to get to the Newark...
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    Sticky: Cheapest would be the M60 bus to N/W train...

    Cheapest would be the M60 bus to N/W train (connects in Astoria, Queens) or 4/5/6 train (connects in Harlem).

    http://www.mta.info/nyct/bus/schedule/manh/m060cur.pdf

    But if you're not...
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    That would mean less overall traffic volume...

    That would mean less overall traffic volume moving through an area, meaning less shoppers, less workers, less truck deliveries, meaning lower overall commerce & GDP in the area.

    By expanding...
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    That's for free roads. NJ Turnpike is a toll...

    That's for free roads. NJ Turnpike is a toll road.

    If NJ Turnpike tolls were a million dollars each, the roads would not be crowded.

    So as you slide the tolls between $0 and million dollars,...
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    A quick slideshow, comparing the current and...

    A quick slideshow, comparing the current and future Javits Center..

    http://bighugelabs.com/slideshow.php?id=66384
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    You could consider parking at the NJ Transit...

    You could consider parking at the NJ Transit train station in Metropark, NJ, then taking the train into NYC. Parking at Metropark NJ is $9/day.
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    Great pics. How did you get pictures of the...

    Great pics. How did you get pictures of the highline when it was empty? Early morning?
  16. Southwest to begin service at LaGuardia in June

    Southwest to begin service at LaGuardia in June

    BY JAMES BERNSTEIN

    8:53 AM EDT, April 7, 2009

    Southwest Airlines, one of the nation's largest discount carriers that is the major operator at...
  17. Few Things Fuel Debate Like a Sweet Apartment...

    Few Things Fuel Debate Like a Sweet Apartment Deal

    July 12, 2008
    By RALPH BLUMENTHAL

    Morton Perry was walking down West 135th Street in Harlem on Friday afternoon just as Representative...
  18. For Congressman Rangel, Four Rent-Stabilized Apartments

    For Rangel, Four Rent-Stabilized Apartments

    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/07/10/nyregion/11rangel02_600.jpg

    July 11, 2008
    By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI

    While aggressive evictions are...
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    For Checking, I like Commerce Bank.. - open 7...

    For Checking, I like Commerce Bank..

    - open 7 days a week, nights & weekends.
    - free checking (no minimums).
    - free billpay.
    - free coin counting machines.
    ...
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    Folks eager to camp in Red Hook to win free...

    Folks eager to camp in Red Hook to win free furniture from new Ikea store

    BY KAMELIA ANGELOVA and CHRISTINA BOYLE
    DAILY NEWS WRITERS

    Friday, June 13th 2008, 11:00 PM
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    If you want your own place for $1300 or less, try...

    If you want your own place for $1300 or less, try Astoria or Long Island City. The commute to Columbus Circle should be quick.

    If you want to live in Manhattan, close to Columbus Circle, for...
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    A Wal-Mart 'Expedition'

    A Wal-Mart 'Expedition'

    New York Sun Editorial
    March 24, 2008

    A brief item inside the City section of yesterday's New York Times reports on a non-profit group in the Bronx, Highbridge...
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    Sticky: Wow. I haven't posted on WiredNewYork in a while....

    Wow. I haven't posted on WiredNewYork in a while.

    I had heard about the JB Hehman murder in Harlem. But I never made the connection to TLOZ on WiredNewYork.

    Rest in peace, J.B. Hehman / TLOZ....
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    If you let the market decide, Wal-mart will buy...

    If you let the market decide, Wal-mart will buy some land, open a successful NYC store, consumers will vote with their feet, and millions of happy NYC consumers will march through, happily buying up...
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    Because it shows that NYC residents really want...

    Because it shows that NYC residents really want to shop at Wal-mart, and are currently trekking outside NYC just to shop at Wal-mart.



    As noted earlier on this thread, Wal-mart pays well above...
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