Queens -- NYC's Fall-Back Borough

Once again, Queens is preparing to bail out its other, more glamorous boroughs, this time by offering itself for a new stadium in time for the 2012 Olympic bid.
June 15, 2005, 1pm PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"And so yesterday, a day after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that Queens would be the fallback site for the city's Olympics bid - his Manhattan dream having crashed and burned - few people in the Borough of Fallbacks were shocked. Once again, New York's utility borough would pick up after Manhattan, repairing what needed to be fixed, bearing the burden of the city's, and the nation's, Olympic hopes for 2012."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 in The New York Times
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