Bloomberg warming up to NASCAR’s cash

According to the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is willing to accept the France family money if they want to invest in NY to build a track.

The paper reports that Bloomberg highlighted the sport as a "potential economic boost for the city" and seemed concerned about what other types of business might inhabit the planned site.

"There are other uses for that land which may create worse traffic jams than the three weekends a year NASCAR wants to do," Bloomberg told reporters after marching in the Staten Island St. Patrick's Parade.

"I like the idea that someone is willing to invest in New York City," Bloomberg told the paper. "I like the idea that people that want to go see NASCAR will be able to do it here. I don't like the idea of more traffic."

The story concludes that is it still unclear whether or not Bloomberg supports the project.

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