Friday, May 12, 2006

Wal-Mart on Staten Island: A Bridge Too Far?

In an article in yesterday's Staten Island Advance Councilman Mike McMahon recounts being stuck for two hours on the Goethals Bridge. He said that he used this experience to come to a position of opposition to the NASCAR development. Our point has been that there needs to be a moratorium on large regional developments on the Island until major reconstruction of the road infrastructure is completed.

What this means is that the idea of putting a Wal-Mart in Totenville needs to be scotched until the road improvements move beyond just a wish-list phase. We're betting that all of the councilmembers on the Island will agree and the Walmonster will be forced to relocate once again.