Saturday, April 3, 2010

AEG as Aqueduct pick becomes more controversial

From the NY Times:

The Paterson administration has released a confidential document that assessed the various bidders vying for the rights to operate a casino at the Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.

The document, which was prepared by the state’s Division of Lottery last August, was turned over to The New York Times, which sought to obtain it through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The document is likely to raise new questions about why Gov. David A. Paterson and the Legislature selected the Aqueduct Entertainment Group, which does not fare nearly as well in the Lottery Division’s assessment as some of the other bidders. A.E.G., in fact, appears to be the fourth rated among six bidding groups in the running at the time.


Anonymous said...

So the Governor made a political decision to select a diverse group including people from the neighborhood, Blacks and others rather than the usual Las Vegas Jews who control everything in the gaming industry.

That is not a crime, that is affirmative action at work.

Where's the beef ?

The Rev. Floyd Flake said...

Papa needs a new pair of shoes!

Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Roll the dice.

Anonymous said...

gone are those mornings when I could sit alone at the kitchen table with a NY Daily News and a fresh kaiser roll and comment about the news.
now it's the queens crap blog.

LibertyBoyNYC said...

Will there be bike lanes?