Please note that, because of the current traffic, the immediate area around Woodbury Common does not meet Federal Clean Air levels. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th District. The Village board plans to accept written comments until June 2 and vote on a resolution of support at its June 12 meeting. Caesars and Flaum Management need the support of both the town and village boards of Woodbury. The Grandview Rinaldi Blvd.
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Already known locally as Bloody 17, adding big trucks to the traffic mix barreling down the narrow four-lane road through Southfields, Tuxedo, and Sloatsburg will make that stretch of road even more perilous. The proposed Woodbury casino site is just two miles north of the Appalachian Trail and the western entrance to Harriman State Park.
Evidence shows that the host community is conflicted at best about endorsing the project. The Woodbury Town government endorsements aside, significant numbers of its citizens do not welcome it; do not want the traffic; the intense activity; and the social degradation associated with casino gambling. A divided community is the wrong host for the Caesars casino operation.
The Upstate New York Gaming Economic Development Act of was intended explicitly to bring casino jobs to economically distressed areas upstate. That hardly describes the town of Woodbury, which is the wealthiest community in Orange County.
It has prosperous businesses and the single-most visited tourist site Woodbury Commons outside of Manhattan, in the entire state.
If the casino project is intended to foster economic development, Woodbury is the wrong choice. Choosing Woodbury is wrong. Box Schenectady, NY Palisades Interstate Park Commission P. The Honorable Andrew M. Skip to main content.
Woodbury Mayor Michael Queenan: Click here for overview page on New York casino impacts on our state parks and trails. Local group organizes, Stop the Woodbury Casino. Visit their Facebook page: Visual impact test with balloons set for Dec. NYTimes story summarizes issues around casino at Woodbury: Caesars project is on agenda for tonight's Woodbury Planning Board meeting. If you want to hear about the plan and possibly comment if public comment is allowed , please attend at 7: This meeting will include a preliminary Board discussion regarding Caesars' Architectural Review Board application.
Woodbury needs to know we don't want a casino in this area. The casino is item 4 and is posted on the Woodbury website as follows: Each applicant will be expected to give a 45 minute presentation about their proposal and allow 15 minutes for questions from the Board. The Board will announce the order of applicant presentations as the dates approach.