We know we rarely cross the Hudson, but in a place called Harrison, which is near Newark, they are days away from breaking ground on a $1 billion project combining a new stadium for the Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, along with apartments and commercial space. The location: an industrial wasteland on the shores of the Passaic River across from the Newark skyline and next to a PATH station. The $220 million stadium--which was announced more than two years ago--is part of development that will include 800 apartments (350 condos and 450 rentals) and several dozen stores and restaurants. It's another furball in the throat of the beseiged Meadowlands Sports Complex, where the Red Bulls now play, which will lose the Devils to Newark and the Nets to Brooklyn, assuming approval of the latter. Meanwhile, the Meadowlands development called Xanadu has its own issues. Betting a billion dollars on a development anchored by a pro soccer team, now there's a rock-solid faith in God for you.
· Getting their kicks in Harrison [Star-Ledger]
· Remember Xanadu? [Curbed]