From the Daily News:
Queens is the perfect place for not one but two convention centers, Borough President Helen Marshall said Tuesday.
At her annual State of the Borough speech, Marshall backed Gov. Cuomo’s proposal to build the nation’s largest convention center near the Aqueduct racino.
But she said the city should also continue an earlier plan to create a convention center as part of the Willets Point redevelopment.
“Let me be clear about the convention center at Willets Point,” said Marshall, to a crowd of more than 450 elected officials and community leaders at Queens College. “It is meant to complement the Javits Convention Center. And now it can complement the convention center at Aqueduct.”
Actually, the governor said the Aqueduct convention center would replace the Javits Center so the state could sell the Manhattan site to developers.