NYC subway station remodel inspires MTA naming rights report

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The casino in NYC has paid to remodel the nearby subway station to provide a walkway for visitors and gamblers, but the station still has its traditional name.

At least for now.

Resorts World Casino announced the opening of a $15 million dollar skyway and remodeled subway station on Tuesday. That was the headline on their press release.

It marks the re-opening and now 24-hour service at the Aqueduct Racetrack Station on the A line in South Ozone Park, Queens. Casino representatives say they are still talking with the MTA about naming rights.

The station was built in 1956 and designed to serve the racetrack with a platform on only one side. In the past it has operated only on race days.

The MTA recently reviewed its policy on naming rights. That inspired PIX11’s Greg Mocker to come up with some mock-ups. Here are just a few examples:

Mocker Rockaway Mocker Center

Graphics by Wayne Westerfield