Friday, August 19, 2005

Jets Jets Jets!

In a related matter to our previous comments,the Post is reporting this morning that the New Yor Jets are proposing that the city cede them 13 acres of Flushing Meadow park to build them a stadium. If that happens the team is also willing to move all of their operations into the city. The move is estimated to be worth around $35 million to the city.

In exchange the Jets have pledged to turn Willets Point into parkland after the businesses on the site are relocated. Obviously, the move would involve taking the private property of the businesses at the Point and, in addition to that determined opposition, will undoubtably spark opposition from the lovers of Flushing Meadow Park. Stay tuned indeed.