Will Staten Island Play Host to the World’s Fair?

largerDNAInfo recently reported that a proposal has been submitted for Staten Island to host the next World’s Fair Expo in 2017. 

The next World’s Fair could be held on Staten Island’s former landfill site, according to a proposal.

The proposal — which would include a gondola — is one of the projects pitched for a new park being built at Freshkills.

Others include a restaurant serving produce grown on farm in the park, a horse stable and riding trails and an indoor soccer complex. They were submitted in response to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) issued last year by the Parks Department and Borough President James Oddo.

“We don’t believe that those of us in the city government have a monopoly on creativity and good ideas,” Oddo said.

“If you leave it to the Parks Department we will not tap into the creativity and the vision of the private sector.”