Queens, NY, October 18, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) released the following statement on the long-awaited opening of Resorts World New York at Aqueduct:
With great anticipation, I look forward to the opening of Resorts World on October 28, 2011. After witnessing many false starts and empty promises to our community, we are finally realizing a credible idea becoming a reality.
I believe that with the opening of Resorts World, the surrounding communities benefit from the initial saving of the Aqueduct Racetrack, job creation, quality social amenities and an optimistic future for the site and neighborhood.
I look forward to working with Genting New York not only toward the Resorts World opening, but beyond, as it grows, and becomes a great neighbor to our residents. We need to constantly address the concerns of our people, namely additional jobs, traffic patterns and public safety.
We must continue to raise the bar to improve the quality of life in the area and ensure that with the opening of the casino, we don’t experience a decline in living conditions.
Based on the professionalism of Genting, I am confident that these and other issues that arise will be attended to in a timely fashion.
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