Dan joined the station in 2004 as producer of WNYC’s All Things Considered and later moved on to Morning Edition. He works closely with the show’s host to keep the content interesting and fresh. He also handles breaking news, such as the transit strike, and reports on a variety of stories, ranging from the court battle over same sex marriage to the efforts to bring a NASCAR race track to Staten Island.
Nascar Scraps Staten Island Racetrack
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
New York, NY —
International Speedway Corporation has scrapped plans to build a track on Staten Island. Public opposition and complaints about traffic and environmental problems proved too much for the company to overcome.
The company still wants to bring racing to the New York metro area. International Speedway bought 676 acres on Staten Island for the racetrack, stadium and parking. It says it now will sell the land. Richard Hake and Dan Blumberg discuss what's next.