MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Local officials touted Monday’s unanimous vote to approve the $229 million redevelopment of Nassau Coliseum and its surrounding property.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, some legislators viewed the proposal as the last best opportunity to rehab the 41-year-old arena.
“This is a very aggressive, ambition proposal but we’re also at the 11th hour. I mean, the lease expires in 2015. That being said, we don’t have too many options,” Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams told Xirinachs.