Majority of New Yorkers Oppose New Convention Center

 More than half (57 percent) of New York State residents who participated in a poll conducted by Siena College this month are against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to build the country's largest convention center in Queens. According to pollster Steven Greenburg, the survey of 805 people also showed that opinions on the facility varied by region, with New York City respondents "barely supportive," suburbanites "opposed" and upstate residents "strongly opposed." Cuomo revealed plans for the new convention center earlier this month; the facility would be built on the 67-acre site of the Aqueduct Racetrack with a $4 billion investment from Genting New York, the Malaysian-based firm that operates Acqueduct's video gaming center.