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And Now, a 2014 New York World's Fair Pipedream

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    And Now, a 2014 New York World's Fair Pipedream

    We can't let the day end without noting the 2014 World's Fair dream of Gristedes Grocery king and possible mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis. You know, those things that cost about $20 bazillion to stage and leave behind relics that no one knows what to do with. New York has had two of them, in 1939-40 and 1964-65. Among the rotting landmarks is the famous New York State Pavilion. In any case, Mr. Catsimatidis' idea is having another World's Fair on the 50th anniversary of the '64 shindig put together by Robert Moses. He says, "The World's Fair idea should be done, regardless" of whether he runs for mayor. Where would it go? The short list includes Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, the Rockaways, the Iron Triangle and maybe even Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. In other words, we would be in for a development fight that would make the Willets Point, Coney Island rezoning and Atlantic Yards look like an afternoon tea at a Park Avenue penthouse.
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