Casino right behind the cliffs?

Posted by: Elwood54

Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/09/14 02:53 PM

Ellenville is right behind the cliffs. I can\'t imagine that this would help with the traffic in town...
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/15/14 04:41 PM

Ellenville is further south, down the Rondout Valley. There would likely be additional traffic from the region east of the cliffs traveling west from New Paltz along Rt. 299. But, the bulk of the traffic from the north would come down RT. 209 from Kingston, and from the south from Rt. 17 through Wurtsboro, or from Rt.52 from Newburgh via Pine Bush and Cragsmore.

This concern will not dissuade the powers making the final decision. The bigger concern will be for those coming north to the Gunks via the Thruway past the Harriman Toll Plazas, having to deal with the vastly increased traffic coming north from the metro area. That will be a complete cluster fook far worse than your typical Friday trip north, or your Sunday evening drive home. And, that will happen regardless where the final two casinos are finally built.
Posted by: oenophore

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/15/14 08:37 PM

From that article I gather that for lobbyists and unscrupulous legislators, there\'s a shitload of money to be made from this.
Posted by: Ralph

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/15/14 09:06 PM

Quid pro quo, Clarice
Quid pro quo
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/15/14 10:22 PM

As Orange Cty got into the game, it has become very obvious how much money is being promised/guaranteed outright to villages, towns, and school districts. And, that is just to get the local community approval necessary to submit the multimillion dollar application with the state.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/17/14 01:51 AM

I fail to see why this would be a bad idea for the Rondout Valley area. The Nevele has been standing empty for years, and the people who relied on it for employment have not fared well. Neither have tradespersons who service a place like that, or the revitalization of a really good golf course to bring in golfers. Who cares about the gambling. People gamble anyway. They drop $100 at a time in the gas stations on scratch off and lotto tickets.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Casino right behind the cliffs? - 07/18/14 01:15 AM

It may very well be a good idea for the Rondout region. Or out in Sullivan Cty. The battle is shaping up badly for those two options as others are pushing strong for the many projects in Orange Cty.
Whichever projects win out, there will be significant effects, both good and bad.