NY's Aqueduct convention center plan won't fly

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his grand plan for the nation's largest convention center at Aqueduct race track has been scrapped.

He says the proposal unveiled as a centerpiece of his State of the State speech isn't going forward, but he hopes to have developers compete next year for a project that could include a casino.

Cuomo made the announcement in a late Friday afternoon appearance on WOR Radio.

He says he's talking to other developers after talks broke down with the Genting Organization, which was to provide the funding.

Cuomo said in January the $4 billion convention center would help boost the economy and allow a new use for the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Aqueduct is a possible site for a casino if an amendment to the constitution is passed.