Election night showdown: CD-13 winner hangs in the balance with opinion on casino at Ferry Point a likely decisive factor

Who proves to be victorious in the Council District 13 election race tonight between Republican candidate Kristy Marmorato and Democrat incumbent Marjorie Velázquez could well depend on each candidate’s view regarding the proposed casino at Ferry Point Park.

Currently, the future of the site adjacent to the Whitestone Bridge with views of the Manhattan skyline remains uncertain, after Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point was sold to the Bally’s Corporation for $60 million in September. Bally’s, a gaming, betting and entertainment company, is expected to open a casino at the current location of the golf course within the park.