Spitzer: Think Bigger On Javits Center

The Spitzer administration wants to scrap the current $1.8 billion plan to expand the Jacob Javits Convention Center on the far West Side. Crain’s reports that Governor Spitzer will meet on Monday with Senator Chuck Schumer, a critic of the current expansion plan (he says it’s not big enough), and with Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, who came up with the plan working with the Pataki administration.

Stay tuned. Changes for Javits are likely afoot, and may sweep over more of the West Side than originally anticipated:

“I think there are major changes in the offing,” says Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Westchester. “The approved plan simply does not create a world-class convention center.”

– Tom Acitelli

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