Springfield is coming to Universal Orlando Resort! An all-new Simpsons-themed area will open at Universal Studios Florida this summer – allowing guests to step into the world of The Simpsons like never before.
It will be the only place in the world where you can walk the streets of Springfield, grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, imbibe at Moe’s Tavern and more! Plus there will be Duff Beer – brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando - and a new attraction called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl that will take you “foolish humans” on an intergalactic spin designed to send you into orbit!
Until recently, European tourists seeking poverty-porn have been crowding onto buses to ride through “a real New York City ‘GHETTO,’” i.e., the Bronx.
The controversy that erupted over the tour caused the operator, Real Bronx Tours, to drop it today.
But the NY Post tagged along last week as one tour guide, Lynn Battaglia,made snide comments and gazed at impoverished locals.
As the bus idled across from historic St. Ann’s Episcopalian Church, Battaglia launched into a description of the crime, poverty and violence that plagued the South Bronx during the 1970s recession.
As she spoke, a line of two dozen poor people — including one man visibly agitated by the onlookers — waited for handouts from the church pantry.
“I don’t know what that line’s about, but every Wednesday we see it,” Battaglia told the tourists. “We see them go in with empty carts, and we see them come out with carts full.”
Bronx Borough President slammed Real Bronx Tours last week:
“To have foreigners come and gawk at a long line of people who are less fortunate than they are and to make money off of that and to view them as they are some sort of entertainment is pretty disgusting.”
Four new plans offered for redesign of Coliseum
Source is from LIHerald.com
In the Schnook’s opinion, the best option is the Madison Square Garden Company proposal
Led by Hank Ratner, this group comprises MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and MSG Media as well as the Cordish Companies, BBB Architects, RXR Realty and Jones Lang LaSalle. “Our group is uniquely qualified to create a world-class destination for Long Island,” said Ratner.
His group is willing to commit $250 million to redeveloping the Coliseum, Ratner said, which could begin immediately. “We plan to create a 21st century Coliseum,” he said, “that will not only attract the widest arrays of tours, events and producers, but also deliver the first-class experience and amenities that today’s sports and entertainment customers demand.”
The group plans to build a 5-acre, 150,000-square-foot entertainment district surrounding the Coliseum, called “Long Island Live!” including an MSG Zone, restaurants, bars, music venues and retail.
The group has restored other arenas and theaters, said Ratner, including recent revitalizations of Madison Square Garden as well as the Beacon Theatre and Radio City Music Hall.
“Thanks to our unique booking and production expertise, as well as our New York-area presence,” Ratner said, “nobody can bring the quality, quantity and diversity of events that we can.”
The group also said it intends to bring one of its professional sports franchises to the Coliseum — the New York Liberty WNBA team, the Connecticut Whale minor league hockey team or the Erie Bayhawks NBA Development League team. The Knicks and Rangers would also hold practices at the facility.
Seating capacity would be reduced by 20 percent, and seats would be enlarged. The arena would have the ability to change “modes,” accommodating events ranging from a 1,700-seat amphitheater show to a 14,500-seat concert. In total, the arena would include 12 modes.
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The city of Montreal has changed the name of Faillon street in front of Jarry Park, the former home of the Montreal Expos, to Gary Carter Street in honour of former Expos Hall of Famer. (Photo: Ryan Remoirez/The Canadian Press)
I would’ve called it The Kid’s Korner but who am I?