In a telephone interview, the city’s parks commissioner, Adrian Benepe, said that no realistic reuse plans, with enough money attached, have emerged. The city is studying the possibilities for restoring and reusing the site, he said — but he added pointedly that the pavilion was originally intended to be a temporary structure. The city recently spent $70 million on a new pool and skating rink in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, he said, and his department is also seeking money to restore the park’s lakes.
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“The question, given all the other demands for Flushing Meadows Park, is, is this the best use of that money?” Mr. Benepe said. "I honestly don’t know the answer."
How about stepping aside then and allowing someone who does know the answer take over...