X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

NEW YORK CITY-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representative Rick Lazio confronted one another in another debate in their campaigns for retiring Senator Patrick Moynihan’s seat. The candidates argued on a number of topics, from education to taxation. Each was asked to address the West Side stadium proposal.

“With respect to [Mayor] Giuliani sitting in the front row, I’m sorry I don’t support a domed arena for the West Side,” Clinton explains. She says she does not support using public money to build it. Giuliani smiled and nodded his apparent appreciation of her acknowledgement of his role in bringing this proposal to the fore.

Lazio, conversely, says that he supports the plan, noting he feels bringing the Jets and/or Giants back to New York is important. He says it is not “just a plan for a stadium,” suggesting that a stadium could serve as a focal point. He does say organizers would need to “get private money in there too.”

Neither candidate addressed the debate concerning the Yankees. Giuliani has not denied his continued hopes to see the Yankees move from the Bronx to Manhattan. Many Yankees fans oppose a move, with the espousal of some vocal City Council members and Governor Pataki, although he supports the stadium for Olympic and football purposes.

While she opposes using tax dollars, she does not say she wouldn’t support a privately funded venture at the site. Neither candidate directly addressed the opposition of the residents of the West Side to any stadium development.

Clinton also says she supports the gas tax, from which she says New York gets back more than it invests. She emphasizes her support for the programs to support New York’s infrastructure by Senator Moynihan, citing Penn Station’s planned renovations as an example. Lazio says he will continue to vote against the gas tax, but would not address infrastructure issues.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt. NET LEASE 2020Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information
 

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.