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New York state senator whose support is crucial to Queens casino bid faces growing pressure

Updated:2024-06-18 10:31    Views:128

Pressure is mounting on state Sen. Jessica Ramos to help clear the way for “Metropolitan Park,” Mets owner Steve Cohen’s proposed casino and entertainment hub by Citi Field, as the fierce competition to bring a casino to New York City heats up.

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Several Queens elected officials urged her this week to back a state bill needed to eventually transform the parking lot around the stadium — legislation she’s held up for months while gauging local support.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, local Councilman Francisco Moya and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry have all signaled their support for the project. In a letter sent to Ramos on Monday that was obtained by the Daily News, they implored her to support a measure that would cut bureaucratic red tape for the casino plan.

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