• February 13, 2024

Queens Assemblyman Files Bill To Transform Mets’ Citi Field Parking Lot Into Casino

On Wednesday, March 22, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Queens) officially submitted legislation that would permit New York city to construct on the parking lot at Citi Field, which would further aid Mets owner Steve Cohen’s redevelopment plans that involves constructing a new casino.

However, a previous attempt to renovate the parking lot by a Queens Development Group, which included former Mets owners, the Wilpons, Saul Katz, and the Related Group, was struck down by a state appeals court in 2017. The team aimed to construct a shopping center in the parking lot and renovate parts of the Willets Point.

New legislation:

This new bill requires a parking lot to be “developed for a gaming facility and, in conjunction with such facility, commerci…

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