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A Pep Talk for Healthcare Workers on Ebola

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A training event at the Javits Center was part rally, part information session for those who would be on the front lines of an outbreak.

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Humans of New York Comic Con

Friday, October 10, 2014

"It's like Halloween early," said one Comic Con attendee. "Only it's like somebody's passion, and they really put time and effort into it."

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Incoming Javits Chief Asks Forum: How Long Will I Have My Job?

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The new president and CEO of the Javits Center – who began work yesterday – introduced himself to New York’s business community in dramatic fashion Thursday, at a forum exploring Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to tear Javits down and build a bigger convention center in Queens.

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Demolishing Javits Would Mean Disrupting a $1B Economy

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed allowing a private developer to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. In turn, the state would tear down the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side. But Javits has become the anchor of a nearly $1 billion economy fuelled by convention-goers who don’t necessarily want to convene in Queens.

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A Look at Genting: The Powerhouse Tapped to Build New Convention Center

Friday, January 06, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. He hasn’t shared many details of the plan, but one thing is clear: the governor’s choice to build the complex is a little-known Asian conglomerate with big ambitions.

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Q&A | Convention Center Expert Weighs in on Cuomo's Plan

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo grabbed headlines during his State of the State address Wednesday when he proposed a massive convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. WNYC spoke with an expert on the economics of convention centers about the proposal.

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