Mets owner Steve Cohen spotted with NY Gov. Kathy Hochul at Citi Field
Mets Owner Steve Cohen and Governor Kathy Hochul Spotted Together at Citi Field
Mets owner Steve Cohen and Governor Kathy Hochul were seen together at Citi Field last week watching the Amazins beat the Phillies. The sighting comes as Cohen partners with Seminole Hard Rock on a bid for state approval to open a casino next to the ballpark.
The Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz tweeted a photo with Hochul and Cohen, both sporting Mets caps, saying it was wonderful to see them all in support at Citi Field. However, one Albany insider said the meeting looked “terrible” for both Hochul and Cohen.
“Anything with casinos involves plenty of scrutiny, so why would anyone put themselves in such a position?” said the insider.
Hochul’s office did not respond to messages.
Who is Steve Cohen?
Steve Cohen is the owner of the New York Mets baseball team and a billionaire hedge fund manager.
Who is Kathy Hochul?
Kathy Hochul is the Governor of New York State.
What is Seminole Hard Rock?
Seminole Hard Rock is a company that owns and operates numerous casinos and hotels worldwide.
What is the proposed casino next to Citi Field?
Steve Cohen is partnering with Seminole Hard Rock to propose building a casino next to Citi Field, the home stadium of the New York Mets. The proposal is currently seeking state approval.
Citi Field Witnesses Mets Owner Steve Cohen and NY Governor Kathy Hochul Together
Mets owner Steve Cohen and Governor Kathy Hochul were seen together at Citi Field as they cheered on the Amazins in their win over the Phillies this week. The sighting comes amidst reports that Cohen is partnering with Seminole Hard Rock to bid for state approval to open a casino next to the ballpark. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz tweeted a photo with the governor and billionaire, both sporting Mets caps, expressing her delight at seeing the pair together. However, one Albany insider has criticized the meet-and-greet, describing it as “terrible” for both Hochul and Cohen, especially considering that the casino proposal will likely face a significant amount of scrutiny. Hochul’s office did not respond to requests for comments.