korbermeister wrote:Yeah, but there would be a cash incentive as well. Maybe a vote of self determination on the part of each locality. Perhaps an advertising campaign explaining the relative value of their property as part of NYC or part of NJ would help people make the right decision. I mean if a vote of self determination on the part of the local populace is good enough for Kosovo and Kashmir then it should be good enough for the US.FRN9 wrote:Rather than develop a subway to Staten Island because it is part of New York City, maybe the smarter idea would be to trade it with New Jersey for Jersey City and Hoboken (two places that have a subway direct to Manhattan) in return for NY State taking on a certain amount of NJ debt. If Russia could sell Alaska, then why can't New Jersey sell us two cities that are more similar to New York than New York's Staten Island?Ummmm no. have you ever been to s.i? s.i. is an overbuilt suburb with terrible transit. we'd rather keep j.c. and hoboken.