Palace Station is a hotel and casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has 1,053 rooms. Palace Station has a large Asian customer base because of its location near Chinatown. In 1976, Frank Fertitta, Jr. a former general manager at the Fremont, his two partners, opened The Casino, a 5,000 sq ft gambling hall attached to a Mini Price Motor Inn, in an off-Strip location where few observers expected it to succeed. In 1977, he renamed the property as the Bingo Palace; the casino was the first to target a clientele of local residents with offerings like giveaways, cheap buffets and bingo. It thrived, Fertitta soon bought out his partners' shares. Other locals casinos like Sam's Town and the Gold Coast followed in years. In 1984, the Bingo Palace was expanded and remodeled with a railroad theme, renamed to the Palace Station Hotel & Casino; the grand opening ceremony was held on April 6, featuring Governor Richard Bryan and the historic locomotive Inyo. A train-themed neon sign, measuring 126 feet wide and high, was constructed for Palace Station.
In 1985, Fertitta purchased the adjoining 465-room motel. A 21-story hotel tower and high-rise parking garage were added in 1990, bringing the room count to 1,041. In 1993, Fertitta bought the land for what would become Boulder Station, the beginning of an expansion that would grow Station Casinos into a billion dollar company, but Fertitta left the firm that same year. The hotel has seen its share of accidents and misadventures, including a cashier's cage robbery in 1992, a 21st-floor fire caused by lightning in 1998, an armored car robbery in the parking lot in 2009 and most notoriously, the 2007 robbery of sports memorabilia by O. J. Simpson and his associates. Early in 2009, Improv Vegas opened at the Bonkerz Comedy Club, renamed from the Sound Trax lounge; the tower rooms have been remodeled. On October 17, 2016, employees voted to narrowly reject the unionization of a hotel and casino property by 266 to 262, it was organized by the Culinary Workers Union. It was the only Station Casinos property to not be unionized by a vote margin.
On March 13, 2017, Station Casinos agreed to settle disputes with the National Labor Relations Board under the Trump administration by letting these employees, the Bartenders Union and the Culinary Workers Union to unionize the property. It is the third Station Casinos property to be unionized. A $192 million renovation began in fall 2016, was completed two years later. Palace Station remained open during renovations; as part of the renovation, the Palace Station's train theme was removed in favor of a modern design. Eight faux locomotives on the front of the building were removed, one was donated to the city's Neon Museum, along with a Palace Station neon sign measuring 50 feet long; the 126-foot Palace Station sign was removed during 2018. Palace Station's motel portion, with 447 rooms, was demolished as part of the renovation project. A new bingo room opened during 2017. A grand re-opening celebration, including a fireworks show, was held on September 1, 2018; the 220,000 sq ft addition included 500 additional slot machines and a 300-space parking lot on the property's east side.
The renovation featured four new restaurants, including a revamped buffet. A movie theater, part of the renovation project, is scheduled for completion in December 2018. Official website
The Downtown Grand Las Vegas the Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, is a hotel and casino in Downtown Las Vegas, owned by the CIM Group and operated by Fifth Street Gaming. The Downtown Grand is the centerpiece of Downtown3rd, a new neighborhood and entertainment district under development in downtown Las Vegas. Set on 6.27 acres at 3rd Street and East Ogden Avenue, the Downtown Grand has two hotel towers: to the east, the 18-story Casino Tower built in 1985 with 295 rooms, to the west, the 25-story Grand Tower with 334 rooms. The East Tower is connected to the ground level casino; the property is served by a four-level parking garage and features several restaurants and entertainment venues along 3rd Street. These establishments include Freedom Beat, Triple George Grill and Hogs and Heifers Saloon. In 2000 the Lady Luck was acquired by Isle of Capri Casinos. On June, 2002 it was purchased by Steadfast AMX. On May 13, 2005 it was purchased by the Henry Brent Company for $24 million. On May 16, 2005 plans were announced for a major renovation and expansion of the property to begin early in 2006.
On February 11, 2006 the hotel and casino, but not the timeshares, closed for remodeling. On June 12, 2007 the casino was purchased by the CIM Group for over $100 million. In July 2008 the city was investigating rezoning the nearby land containing the transit center to unrestricted gaming. With the transit center relocated, the land would be available for development. Mayor Oscar Goodman applauded the attempt to re-invigorate the plans to renovate the Lady Luck: "For the past several years I have seen a rotting corpse; the Lady Luck structure has been a blight."As of July 2009, Goodman once again said in a council meeting that "The Lady Luck is a disaster," and called the skeletal structure a "carcass". Las Vegas city leaders wanted CIM Group to raze the unfinished structure at Fourth Street and Stewart Avenue and do a better job of keeping sidewalks and landscaping clean near the site. CIM had until late December 2009 to begin a $100 million renovation of the Lady Luck. On July 23, 2009, some demolition work started on a 4-story concrete building adjacent to the main resort.
This work was completed in accordance with the city's request for CIM Group to raze the condemned structure. On March 15, 2010, CIM Group made an agreement with city officials to have the renovations completed by December 31, 2011. There was the potential that the hotel/casino would reopen in 2012, five years after its scheduled reopening in 2007. In October 2011, plans were announced to rename the Lady Luck to the Downtown Grand; the property underwent a $100 million renovation. Construction of Downtown3rd on the former site of the Lady Luck began in the fall of 2011; the new Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino was scheduled to open in late 2013, the remainder of Downtown3rd was expected to be completed in late 2014. The new Downtown Grand opened on October 27, 2013, it is a boutique hotel and casino with 24,085 sq ft of casino space, 629 newly remodeled hotel rooms, 9 bars & restaurants and a 35,000 square foot urban rooftop pool retreat called Citrus. In January 2019, construction began on a 495-room hotel tower.
It is scheduled for completion in mid-2020, will increase the hotel to 1,124 rooms. Downtown Grand Las Vegas
The Venetian Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is a luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, United States, on the site of the old Sands Hotel. Designed by KlingStubbins, the hotel tower rises 475 feet; the Venetian is operated by Las Vegas Sands. The Venetian serves as the seat of the corporate headquarters for its parent company; the Venetian resort complex is the world's second-largest hotel, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites ranging in price from $169 to $10,000 per night and a 120,000-square-foot casino. Since its opening, The Venetian Macao is now the largest casino in the world, beating The Venetian, Las Vegas. In April 1996, Sheldon Adelson announced plans to create on the property the largest resort on the Strip; this project would be situated on the former Sands property. On November 26, 1996, eight years after it was purchased by the owners of The Interface Group—Adelson, Richard Katzeff, Ted Cutler, Irwin Chafetz and Jordan Shapiro, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make way for The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
Groundbreaking for the hotel began on April 14, 1997. The resort opened on May 3, 1999, with flutter of white doves, sounding trumpets and singing gondoliers, with actress Sophia Loren joining The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, in dedicating the first motorized gondola. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, it was one of the most expensive resorts of its kind when it opened. On June 27, 2003, the 1,013-room Venezia Tower opened, it was built on top of the garage parking lot. In 2010, it was announced. In October 2011, the Cantor Race & Sportsbook opened, the only Las Vegas sportsbook, open 24 hours a day. On June 11, 2012, the Venetian opened Carnevale, a summer-long festival, anchored by a nightly 3-D projection show on the clock tower. In September 2012, The Blue Man Group show closed and relocated to the Monte Carlo, after being at the Venetian for six years; the hotel uses Venice, Italy, as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark's Campanile, the Rialto Bridge.
The design architects for this project were The Stubbins Associates and WAT&G. Interior design was provided by Wilson Associates and Dougall Associates for the casino. In October 2001, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum opened within the resort, featuring its first collection. On June 27, 2003, the Venezia tower opened, adding a new wedding chapel. In October 2005, Blue Man Group opened at the Blue Man Theatre. On June 24, 2006, the show, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, opened at a new Paris Opera House styled theatre at The Venetian; the show concluded on September 2, 2012. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill headlined their Soul2Soul concert series which began in December 2012 and ended in April 2014; the Venetian is home to 4 theaters: the Opaline Theatre, The Palazzo Theatre, The Sands Showroom, The Venetian Theatre. The adjacent MSG Sphere Las Vegas, being built in partnership with The Madison Square Garden Company will open in 2021. In 2015, TAO Nightclub generated over $50 million in revenue, according to Nightclub & Bar Top 100.
With an Asian-inspired theme, TAO features a 20 foot tall Buddha statue, an infinity edge pool stocked with koi, eight private "sky boxes" with mini-bars, a 40-foot-long terrace with views of the strip, two dance rooms. TAO Beach, located on top of TAO Nightclub, is pool party, it offers seven cabanas, each with television, DVD player, Xbox 360, a stocked mini-fridge and a safe for valuables. In 2004, the Venetian agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle a 12-count Gaming Control Board complaint. One of the 12 complaints alleged the hotel had held a drawing for a Mercedes-Benz, rigged to be won by a high roller who had lost a large amount in the casino; the executives involved were fired. In 2013, the Venetian agreed to pay the U. S. Department of Justice $47.4 million to settle charges over "alleged money laundering activities." See Media related to The Venetian hotel at Wikimedia Commons FilmsA suite from the Venetian is featured as a location in the movie Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.
Various Venetian locations were settings for the introductory scenes of Rat Race. The exterior of the Venetian is portrayed in Resident Evil: Extinction. There is a dramatic zombie attack scene which takes place on the Venetian's replica of the Rialto Bridge. Television"Building the Venetian" was the subject of an episode of the show MegaStructures; the U. S. TV series What Not to Wear shot its series finale at The Venetian, inviting more than 100 past contributors from the show's successful 10-year run to participate. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located at the Venetian Official website
Nellis Air Force Base
Nellis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation in southern Nevada with military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base. Nellis hosts air combat exercises such as Exercise Red Flag and close air support exercises such as Green Flag-West flown in "Military Operations Area airspace", associated with the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range; the base has the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis. The Nellis AFB mission of advanced combat training for composite strike forces is conducted in conjunction with air and grounds units of the Army, Marine Corps and allied forces; the base supports operations at the nearby Creech Air Force Base, the Tonopah Test Range and the Nevada National Security Site. Nellis ground systems for range operations include the Computer and Computed Subsystem used to receive microwave signals from the NTTR Ground-Based Stations of the Tracking and Communications Subsystem for presentation on Nellis' Display and Debrief SubSystem. Units 53d Test and Evaluation Group, including the 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron 57th Wing, including the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, the Thunderbirds Squadron, the Weapons & Rescue Schools, & the Maintenance/Munitions Officers School 99th Air Base Wing 505th Operations Group 926th Group Air Expeditionary Force Battle Lab Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence Nevada Test and Training Range Nellis AFB covers about 11,300 acres in the northeast corner of the Las Vegas Valley, an alluvial basin in the Basin and Range Province.
Since World War II, Nellis has had areas added, such as Area II in 1969, but still has about 7,000 acres of undeveloped space. One World War II runway has been removed; the base has 3 areas. The United States Geological Survey names five different locations for the base: "Nellis Air Force Base", the airfield, the post office, a Community College of Southern Nevada campus, the census-designated place. Nellis Area I has the airfield and shopping facilities, dormitories/temporary lodging, some family housing, "and most of the command and support structures", e.g. Suter Hall for Red Flag. Nellis Area II northeast of the main base "at the foot of Sunrise Mountain" has the Nellis Gun Club, the 820th Red Horse Squadron. Nellis Area III is west of the main base with family housing and industrial areas, the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, Area III includes a 23.4 acres munitions response area which had World War II storage for small arms ammunition and chemical bombs and that now includes 2 remaining World War II buildings, 5 modern igloos, & the RV storage.
The Nellis Air Force Base CDP is a 3.1 sq mi region defined by the United States Census Bureau as of the 2010 United States Census. The CDP area includes military family housing and lodging as for aircrew temporary quarters during Red Flag exercises; the CDP residents include a portion of the Nellis work force of ~12,000 military and civilian personnel. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,896 people, 2,873 households, 2,146 families residing in the CDP. Population density was 2,895.9 people per square mile. There were 3,040 housing units at an average density of 989.6/sq mi. The gender ratio was 4813 males to 4083 females; the median age was 24 years, distribution by age group was 33.4% under the age of 18, 19.7% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 7.1% from 45 to 64, 1.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The racial makeup of the base was 68.5% White, 14.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 4.9% from other races, 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.7% of the population.
There were 2,873 households out of which 52.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.3% were non-families. Of all households 17.9% were made up of individuals and 1.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.36. 2000 census median incomes were $33,118, $34,307, $25,551, & $19,210. About 10.0% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over. "Nellis AFB complex" refers to a group of southern Nevada military areas that are predominantly USAF and Bureau of Land Management areas outside of the base. The complex's land areas include Nellis AFB, the USAF Nevada Test and Training Range, the active portion of the Small Arms Range Annex north of the base, the annex's Formerly Used Defense Site of 5,775 acres, 13 BLM areas of 5.7 acres each leased for Patriot Radar/Communications Exercises, other BLM sites "under Military Operations Area airspace".
Nellis AFB leases space at the former Las Vegas AFS, environmental sites of the Tonopah Bombing Range are monitored by the EPA. Additional Formerly Used Defense Sites associated with the area's military operations are the Nye County Areas A, G, H, & I. After World War I, Nevada and other western
El Cortez (Las Vegas)
El Cortez, a hotel and casino, is a small downtown Las Vegas gaming venue a block from the Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas Boulevard. Slots, table games, a race and sports book occupy one floor of the main pavilion, it is one of the older casino-hotel properties in Las Vegas having continuously operated at the same Fremont Street location since 1941. Spanish Colonial Revival in style, it reflects a 1952 remodel when the façade was modernized. On February 22, 2013, the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Marion Hicks and J. C. Grayson built El Cortez, downtown Las Vegas' first major resort, in 1941 for $245,000; the location at 6th Street and Fremont was considered too far from downtown, but it became so profitable that Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum and Moe Sedway bought the property in 1945 from J. Kel Houssels for $600,000. John Kell Houssels, Sr. had opened the 59-room hotel and casino before the sale to the major organized crime figures. Houssels purchased the hotel back from Siegel's group in 1946 for $766,000.
In 1963, the Pavilion Rooms were added. Another 15-story tower addition was completed in 1980; the 64-room Cabana Suites were completed in the former Ogden House in 2009, bringing the total room count to its current 364. Gaughan, a casino owner and operator since the early 1950s, lived in El Cortez's tower penthouse and was known to be on the casino floor daily; the property is one of the few casinos to have never changed its exterior façade in Las Vegas, retaining the same signage and ranch-themed architecture for over seventy years. Jackie Gaughan's son Michael Gaughan ran the sports and race book in the current casino under the name South Point Race and Sports Book during the late 2000s, but the sports book is now run by Station Casinos. El Cortez has undergone several renovations, with the latest major remodeling completed in 2006. New carpet, marble flooring, gaming machines, refurbished guest rooms and an upgraded kitchen for the restaurant were added. Although only a block away from the Fremont Street Experience, the hotel is part of the newly-created Fremont East section of downtown.
It has created a main entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard by opening a block-long pedestrian walkway from the boulevard to the hotel's main entrance on 6th Street. El Cortez is well known in the casino industry as the most prominent "break-in house" for new table-game dealers to get experience before moving onto bigger properties; the separate hotel in the back, the 100-room Ogden House, has been renovated into the 64-suite Cabana Suites. In 2008, Jackie Gaughan sold its properties to Kenny Epstein. Gaughan continued to live at the casino and still played poker in the poker room until his death on March 12, 2014. Media related to El Cortez at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Caesars Palace is a luxury hotel and casino in Paradise, United States. The hotel is situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip between The Mirage, it is one of Las Vegas's best known landmarks. Caesars Palace was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire, it contains many statues and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions including a 20-foot statue of Augustus Caesar near the entrance. Caesars Palace is now operated by Caesars Entertainment; as of July 2016, the hotel has 3,976 rooms and suites in six towers and a convention facility of over 300,000 square feet. The hotel has a large range of restaurants. Among them are several which serve authentic Chinese cuisine to cater to wealthy East Asian gamblers. From the outset, Caesars Palace has been oriented towards attracting high rollers; the modern casino facilities include table games such as blackjack, roulette, Spanish 21, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow, Pai Gow poker.
The casino features a 4,500-square-foot 24-hour poker room. The hotel has operated as a host venue for live music and sports entertainment. In addition to holding boxing matches since the late 1970s, Caesars hosted the Caesars Palace Grand Prix from 1981 to 1982. Notable entertainers who have performed at Caesars Palace include Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Dean Martin, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, Elton John, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Matt Goss, Deana Martin; the main performance venue is The Colosseum. The theatre contains a 22,450-square-foot stage; the stage was a special construction for Celine Dion's show, A New Day... in 2003. After departing in 2007, Dion returned to the Colosseum with her new show entitled "Celine" on March 15, 2011, under contract through June 9, 2018 for 65 shows per year. In 1962, cabana motel owners Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin applied for a $10.6 million loan from the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund.
He began plans to build a hotel on land owned by Kirk Kerkorian. Sarno would act as designer of the hotel he planned to construct, his vision was to emulate life under the Roman Empire. The objective of the palace was to ensure an atmosphere in which everybody staying at the hotel would feel like a Caesar. Caesars Palace was instrumental in beginning a new era of lavish casinos from the late 1960s onward. Architectural writer, Alan Hess, stated: "Caesars Palace needed only a sumptuous array of Classical statuary and a host of marble-white columns to establish its theme; the visitor's imagination, in league with well-placed publicity, filled in the opulence". Jefferson Graham wrote that the result was "the gaudiest, most elaborate, most talked about resort Vegas had seen. Emblem was a chesty female dipping grapes into the waiting mouth of a recumbent Roman, fitted out in toga, laurel wreath, phallic dagger"; the inauguration ceremony was held on August 5, 1966. Sarno and his partner, Nate Jacobsen, spent one million dollars on the event.
The cost included "the largest order of Ukrainian caviar placed by a private organization", two tons of filet mignon, 300 pounds of Maryland crabmeat and 50,000 glasses of champagne. Cocktail waitresses in Greco-Roman wigs would greet guests and say "Welcome to Caesars Palace, I am your slave". Among the performers at the opening were Andy Williams and Phil Richards. According to author Ovid Demaris, Caesars Palace was "a mob-controlled casino from the day it opened its doors". By the time it opened, the significant publicity of the new hotel had generated $42 million in advanced bookings. On December 31, 1967, stunt performer Evel Knievel arrived at the hotel to watch a boxing match and convinced Sarno that he could jump over the distance of 140 feet over the fountains. ABC came in to film the jump, in which Knievel hit the top of the safety ramp after the jump and flew over his handlebars into the parking lot of neighbouring Dunes. Fracturing his pelvis, several bones and suffering a concussion, he lay in a hospital unconscious for 29 days in a coma before recovering.
On April 14, 1989, Knievel's son Robbie completed the jump. The first casino at the hotel was named Circus Circus, it was intended to be the world's liveliest and most expensive casino, attracting elite gamblers from around the world. In 1969, a Federal Organized Crime Task Force accused the casino's financial manager, Jerome Zarowitz, of having ties with organized-crime figures in New York and New England. Although Zarowitz was never tried, the task force pressured Sarno and his other investors to sell the casino, which led to it being acquired by Lum's restaurant chain owners Stuart and Clifford S. Perlman for $60 million; the company soon changed its name to Caesars World. On July 15 of that year, executives lay ground on an expansion area of the hotel, they buried a time capsule in the area. Frank Sinatra began performing at Caesars Palace in 1967, after a fallout with Howard Hughes and Carl Cohen at The Sands, he signed a three-year contract. In the early morning hours of September 6, 1970, Sinatra was playing a high stakes baccarat at the casino, where he was performing at the time.
Normal limits for the game are US$2,000 per hand.
New York-New York Hotel and Casino
New York-New York Hotel & Casino is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, USA, designed to evoke New York City in its architecture and other aspects. It is operated by MGM Resorts International. New York-New York Hotel & Casino is located in Paradise, Nevada, it uses the New York City influence of its name in several ways. Its architecture is meant to evoke the New York City skyline of the 1940s era. In front of the property is a replica of the Statue of Liberty, replicas of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Main Immigration Building on Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal. Within the resort, particular gambling areas, lounges and meeting rooms are named after New York City neighborhoods or landmarks; the main casino area, for example, is named after Times Square, while the eateries are modeled after Greenwich Village. At the casino, special decks of playing cards are used; the resort is located on the northwest corner of the Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard intersection.
At street level, pedestrians are blocked from crossing by concrete barriers. Instead, it is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos to the south and to the east; the 18-acre site at the northwest corner of the Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard intersection had been considered a prime spot for development due to its proximity to the MGM Grand and Tropicana. Japanese firm Universal Distributing owned the property, had discussed a joint venture with the Promus Companies to build a hotel-casino, but could not reach an agreement. In 1992, Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corporation bought the site for $31.5 million and offered MGM Grand Inc. of which Kerkorian owned 76%, a free two-year option to buy it. The idea of a casino modeled after the New York skyline was conceived by Mark Advent. Rogich brought the idea to Gary Primm, head of Primadonna Resorts. Primm approached MGM president Bob Maxey in 1994 with the idea for MGM's prime Strip location, a joint venture was formed between the two companies.
Construction began in March 1995. Completed at a cost of $460 million, New York-New York opened on January 3, 1997. Since the initiation of New York-New York, analysts had speculated that MGM Grand or Primadonna would buy out the other's interest in the project. Instead of making such a cash-intensive purchase, however, MGM agreed to buy Primadonna outright for $276 million in stock plus $336 million in assumed debt; the merger closed in March 1999. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, people spontaneously sent various tributes to New York-New York T-shirts from police and rescue departments around the country; these were displayed along the fence in front of the "Lady Liberty" replica. They added a memorial from 2003 to 2013; the twin towers of the World Trade Center have never been included in the skyscrapers depicted in the resort's facade. The 9/11 Memorial was removed in 2013 for a casino expansion; the US Post Office Statue of Liberty Forever stamp, intended to show the actual Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor shows the replica at New York-New York.
This is due to an error by the stamp designers, who incorrectly chose a stock photo of the replica instead of the original and did not recognize the difference. After the error was recognized the Postal Service continued producing the stamp. A Postal Service spokesman said the Service “would have selected this photograph anyway", citing its popularity and the Postal Service's desire to produce a stamp that appeared different from previous stamps depicting the Statue of Liberty. In 2013 the sculptor of the statue in Las Vegas sued the Postal Service for copyright infringement, his lawyers pointed out that the replica is a distinct piece of art, with intentional variations from the original Statue of Liberty. In July 2018, a judge ordered the U. S. Postal Service to pay Davidson $3.5 million. The Roller Coaster "Manhattan Express", travels through the property's interior and exterior; the coaster is 203 ft high, has a maximum drop of 144 ft, reaches speeds up to 67 mph. The ride has undergone a variety of enhancements including the introduction of a magnetic braking system and new trains.
The roller coaster has trains. New York-New York is home to Zumanity, the third show from Cirque du Soleil to take up permanent residence in the Las Vegas area and the first to be directed toward adult audiences, it is the only permanent Cirque show to allow admission only to those over 18 years of age. The theatre is arranged as a cabaret, with sofas and bar stools complementing the standard theatre seats; until June 2010, an ESPN Zone was located in the hotel, accessible from street level and from within the casino. It was a sports-themed restaurant with an upstairs arcade room full of sports-themed interactive games such as bowling, football, golf, horse racing, auto racing. On October 10, 2010, the hotel re-opened the facility after an extensive remodeling and dubbed it "Sporting House", catering to the same sporting crowd; the new facility was staffed and maintained by ARK, the food-and-beverage firm which runs other in-house facilities, including the employee dining room. The Sporting House