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  1. The yards have been in a process of cleanup for over a decade now. The new East Side Access plan utilizes the yards as a pass through to Grand Central Terminal for the Long Island Rail Road and decking over the yards is not as outlandish as it sounded 9 years ago when the west side yards were in the mix. As of this moment both the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn and the West Side Yards in Manhattan are both being Decked over for development. As far as a Hospital thats actually an important point you brought up because the nearest medical centers are the Old Astoria General (whatever name it goes by this week) about 2km North West of the yards and the already over crowded Elmhurst Medical Center about 1 km north east of the eastern edge of the property.
  2. In the article they mention the usage of a 167 acre rail yard as part of the plan in Queens. The only rail yard that i can recall fitting that description would be the Sunnyside rails just South West of Flushing Meadows bordering the Neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City. This would shift the OV from a waterfront Long Island City location to just inland of the already developed previously proposed village location. This plot is more oblong in shape and a new rail station servicing the location can be easily incorporated to the plan. If viewed from above this would create a slightly askew boomerang configuration for both Olympic parks with the neighborhoods of Woodside and Elmhurst sitting in the middle. Road traffic is extremely heavy in the area as it sits between the confluence of the Long Island Expressway, Queens Boulevard, Northern Boulevard, Queensboro Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
  3. Here are some of my ideas as a local Manhattan Times Square - Beach Volleyball Central Park - Triathlon Madison Square Garden - Gymnastics, Boxing Medal Rounds Javits Convention Center - Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Table Tennis Roseland Ballroom - Boxing Baker Athletics Complex - Field Hockey Hammerstein Ballroom - Badminton Fort Washington Armory - Water Polo NYC Marathon Route with Alteration to the Start and End locations Queens Flushing Meadows Park Olympic Stadium (Former Fountain of Industry Site repurposed for later use as MLS Arena) USTA - Tennis Meadows Lake - Flatwater Races New York State Pavilion - Archery Iron Triangle across from CitiField - Athlete's Village Site of Terrace on the Park - Aquatics Breezy Point - Sailing Brooklyn Barclay's Center - Basketball Coney Island - BMX MCU Park - Softball (if it returns) Park Slope Armory - Fencing Road Cycling Bronx Yankee Stadium - Baseball (if it returns) Van Courtland Park - Golf Former Jerome Reservoir - Velodrome, Whitewater Course Pelham Bay Park - Shooting Staten Island Modern Pentathlon Equestrian Mountain Biking New Jersey Prudential Center - VolleyBall Izod Center - Handball Red Bull Arena - Rugby 7's Football Venues MetLife Stadium - 82,566 Citifield - 41,922 (baseball configuration Football unknown but possibly greater with temp stands) Lincoln Financial Field - 68,532 Rutgers Stadium - 52,454 Yale Bowl - 64,246
  4. And there you have it its visible outside of the stadium!!
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