Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Cunning Plans

Yes I'm sure a ferris wheel and an outlet mall are just the ticket.
And yet the problem persists — how to get tourists to venture out onto Staten Island and not take the next ferry right back to Manhattan.

Now, New York City officials believe they have found the answer: a gigantic wheel.

The rendering makes clear just why it will be a miserable failure. Visit the wheel! And, uh, nothing else! That even actual New Yorkers don't understand what makes a place desirable to visitors is unsurprising and sad.