Thursday, September 17, 2015

Enter Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza; what about Daily News Plaza?

There's been no official announcement (that I could find), but Resorts World Casino NYC (in Queens) has either taken over sponsorship of the Barclays Center plaza or has some sort of co-sponsorship deal.

Note the new signage in the photo below, stating Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza. (Previously there was no such naming convention in that location; see photo here.)


The signage pictured at right shows the name Daily News Plaza very much intact, but the name Resorts World Casino added at the bottom.

The Casino also has wrapped the stairs to the subway entrance in advertising.

(Here's a gloomy article from Narratively about the casino and the people who go there on free buses.)

Does this mean the Daily News's role is gone, or diminished? (There are still bricks on the plaza with "Daily News: on them.) Stay tuned.

The newspaper, after all, is going through some severe cuts, with several veterans laid off, and high-profile/high-paid columnist Mike Lupica, who famously coined the phrase "Caring Bruce Ratner" and accurately predicted Ratner would sell the Nets, is said to be on the way out.

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