Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Pens Letter to New York City for Casino Bid

Jay-Z and Roc Nation penned an open letter to New York City in several city publications explaining why it should be awarded the contract to break ground on a casino in the center of Times Square.

Posted in several city newspapers like The New York Post and New York Daily News TMZ mentioned, the entertainment company looked to ease worries and promised to benefit and provide financial aid for the community.

“New York is the epicenter of culture. We have the opportunity to create a destination at the heart of the true crossroads of the word,” the statement reads. “My partnership with SL Green and Caesars has all the promise and commitment to economic opportunity, growth and enrichment for the community and everyone that visits the Empire State.”

The proposed casino, set to be called Caesars Palace Times Square, would occupy eight floors in the 54-story tower between West 43rd and 44th. The casino floors would also house restaurants and entertainment uses, while an 800-room five-star hotel that would be created in the building above.

Roc Nation’s innovative plan looks to not only draw additional toursit but help develop and deliver a much needed transportation plan.

Jay’s team is the only partner looking to build the casino in Times Square when the state’s gaming license gets awarded.

“This is our moment, our opportunity to capture the energy of Times Square and invest in our city. You’re a New Yorker, you get it,” Roc Nation’s letter concludes.

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