Catsmidatidis Wants to Build New York a Bridge to Connecticut

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John Catsimatidis attends the State of the NYPD address during The N.Y.C Police Foundation Breakfast on January 23, 2013 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23:  (L-R)John Catsimatidis and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attend the State of the NYPD address during The N.Y.C Police Foundation Breakfast on January 23, 2013 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.  (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for New York City Police Foundation, Inc.)
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It's been noted that John Catsimatidis is fond of throwing out off-beat proposals, from offering free pet food to people who adopt homeless animals to putting retired Central Park carriage horses in a zoo, but infrastructure is where his zaniness really shines. He told the Daily News editorial board Wednesday that one of his first acts as mayor would be borrowing as much as $25 billion to fund infrastructure projects. “We have all those trucks going across the George Washington Bridge, trying to get to the Cross-Bronx Expressway, trying to get to Connecticut eventually,” he says. “[We] could possibly build a separate bridge and a separate roadway straight to Connecticut.” Previously, he suggested building a monorail next to the Long Island Expressway, and surely New York City voters will be wild about another innovative idea that doesn't really affect their commute.