A faster shovel in the (middle) ground

SL Green Realty and partner Hard Rock Entertainment know what they bring to the table as one of six bidders competing for do-over rights at Aqueduct Race Track — namely, the splashy, sleek, Singapore Sling-sipping spirit of “cleaned-up” and highly marketable rock ‘n’ roll.

But the duo, along with third partner New York-based developer Caribbean CAGE, also understand that to win over the community and Queens at large, they’re going to have to strike a balance between flashy and functional.

Queens Chronicle, September 10, 2009