World’s Fairs Too Costly

To The Editor:

World’s Fairs generally end up costing the tax payers of the host city tens of millions of dollars. Financially they are a bad investment. With due respect, if John Catsimatidis and other millionaires wish to underwrite a World’s Fair without taxpayer money, one would have no objection, provided it is understood its venue will not be Flushing Meadows Corona Park, or indeed in any other municipal park. Therein lies the rub. What non park land in New York City does Mr. Catsimatidis have in mind? (Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair – Queens Tribune, April 3-9, 2014).

Benjamin M. Haber,
Flushing