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 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.