Jay-Z Backs Out of Queens, Breaks Ground In Brooklyn

03.11.10 Bucky Turco

atlantic-yards_jay Amidst charges of favoritism and what could be another scandal involving Governor Paterson, a plan to place slot machines at Aqueduct Race track is dead. Jay-Z had a stake in the controversial group chosen to run it, but decided to step away. Now some good news, well, for the hip hop mogul. The Atlantic Yards project is finally getting underway and today, he’ll be attending the ceremonial groundbreaking for the future Nets arena.