Tuesday, June 07, 2005West Side Not Always the Best Side...
Lightly-regarded assemblyman Sheldon Silver put a major wrench in any future stadium plans with an abstention on the three-person Public Authorities Commission Board. The board needed unanimous approval but Silver has a greater desire to help rebuild downtown Manhattan, which hasn't recovered economically from the 9/11 attacks.
As for the Jets stadium and the NFL's hope for a Super Bowl. They will have to take their money somewhere else in the city. My suggestion would be around Nassau County, Long Island in a stadium/arena deal with the Islanders or back to their roots in Queens.
New York Fails in Quest for Stadium [NYT]
Roberts: A Future Without West Side Stadium [NYT]
Powell: No West Side Stadium? Fine [Newsday]