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The Steve Cohen casino push, more on casinos, and "God Told Me To"
I wrote about Mets owner Steve Cohen’s casino push again this week – this time involving a development project he’s not even involved in. Essentially, Cohen does not like the future soccer stadium that will be across Seaver Way from Citi Field, and doesn’t want to let future footie fans park at his team’s parking lot.
He’s used this as a bargaining chip for his own casino push, with sources telling me he’s told officials that he won’t sign any parking agreement until he gets more support for park alienation.
Cohen doesn’t own any of this land but he’s still using it to try and get what he wants.
A story like this can be sort of frustrating to finish because so many different people lie to you, or ignore you, or try to tell you you’re wrong without offering any proof as to why and how.
I was glad it was finally out, even if it means I’ve been getting tweets from a new constituency – the Red Bulls fans who hate the New York City Football Club and delight in reading about any drama.
Read the full story here.
Other interesting stories:
My colleague Sam Maldonado looks into human composting, which is now legal in New York. It might not be the easiest thing to think about, but death is the only guarantee in this life. And where are we all supposed to go? [THE CITY]
John’s Pizza in Elmhurst is one of the best. Its future may be under threat. [EATER]
I’ve been thinking about this 1970s horror film a lot recently as Mayor Adams continues to discuss his conversations with God. It looks like you can watch it for free on Pluto. Here’s the trailer:
Thanks for reading!