total waste of money. Staten Island has exactly one runner (Mike Cassidy), the rest are fat Italians.
No one is going to take the ferry to SI to watch some out of shape runners compete in some pseudo winter "race".
What about the three high schoolers from LI that went under 9 minutes for the two mile? New York certainly does not have the same amount of running interest as California, Florida, or Colorado, but it accounts for 16 percent of that nations indoor track participants. Of course that figure is skewed by the absence of an indoor season for some schools, but nevertheless, it makes this track very much worth it.
Lower hudson valley and new york kids can take the Armory. Upstate kids can take, hell I don't know. Don't they race on the Cornell track or something? They're taken care of. Long Island has it's indoor track now.
I'm very excited about this. I hated dealing with long island kids at Armory invites.
I can't speak as far as expenses go, but NYC needs to get some more runners and those long island kids were screaming for this.
And hey, if it makes money, all the better.