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.

Catsmidatidis Wants to Build NY a Bridge to CT