Volume 74, Number 50 | April 20 - 26 , 2005

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel

Trains, not football gains

Mayoral candidate and Council Speaker Gifford Miller, at far right, was in the Village Monday morning, greeting commuters at the Christopher St./Sheridan Sq. subway station, where he told locals he thinks money for a proposed West Side Stadium can be better spent on mass transit. Asked what impact a West Side stadium would have on the Village, Miller said, “I think on Sundays there’s going to be a lot of tailgating. It’s going to be bumper-to-bumper traffic. Already there’s a lot of traffic on the West Side Highway and other parts of the West Side. On Sundays, certainly on a game day, I think it’s going to be a nightmare. I think it will hurt the businesses because I think an awful lot of people who currently come in to shop in New York City on Sundays will decide not to come. So I think there’ll be a significant economic development problem.”

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