Monday, June 23, 2014

World's Fair plans are a long way off

From the Times Ledger:

One of the main advocates of a new World’s Fair is John Catsimatidis, a longtime, successful, New York City businessman. He has a radio talk show on 970 AM every Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. involving politics and current events.

Catsimatidis points out that the means of travel were improved especially during the second World’s Fair in the city. There were improvements made in subways, highways and bridges and most other forms of public transportation.

He believes the fairs present a vision of what the future can be like. He would like to see a future fair concentrate on technology. It could bring into focus the possible achievements of the free enterprise system.

Catsimatidis indicated that a new World’s Fair would bring many thousands of jobs to the city in addition to helping the retail sales operation increase the amount of business in stores, restaurants and places of entertainment.

It will be a long time before a new World’s Fair can be put into operation, however. Estimates run as high as 10 years from now. Catsimatidis has been in touch with the governor’s staff about setting up a committee to study the possibility of a future World’s Fair.


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Anonymous said...

Could somebody please tell me of ONE World Fair or Olympic Games that did NOT end up leaving the host city in debt? (Please include a source link.)

These things are boondoggles that only benefit crooked politicians and their allies in the real estate, banking, and construction industries. The taxpayers ALWAYS end up paying wealthy investors their tax free, government guaranteed bond dividends for DECADES after the fair closes.

John Catsimatidis should focus his energies on cleaning up his filthy and disgusting Gristedes supermarkets

Anonymous said...

Who needs a World's
Fair now that we have the Internet?

Anonymous said...

Photo is a modern-day Sistine Chapel! O holy Catsimatidis!

Anonymous said...

Oh and you guys were so excited when you heard he wanted to help preserve some of the World's Fair stuff. Now it comes out that he's just another slimeball trying to make a buck off it, enlisting you guys for support.

Anonymous said...

If Cats'll pay for it himself, then fine. Why doesn't he just donate the millions needed for restoration?

Anonymous said...

Because this isn't about the city's history. It's a scam for him to make a buck.

Anonymous said...

I never saw such an obese billionaire .