Association for a Better Long Island
A no vote will keep the nearly 20-year-old fight over the 54-acre tract of land in Syosset alive.
The head of the Association for a Better Long Island doesn’t like hearing that the MTA is considering the merits of a plan to operate Metro-North trains into Penn Station, at the possible expense of some Long Island Rail Road service.
Nassau County residents will have a shot to keep “New York” on the jerseys of the Islanders Monday. Franchise owner Charles Wang wants to get the message out there: vote “no” and the team may just be forced to pack up and leave.
The future of professional sports in Nassau County is likely riding on a public referendum on Monday, and both sides are making a full court press.
Both the Association for a Better Long Island and County Executive Ed Mangano are jockeying to win over public sentiment.
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority said if voters approve the $400 million plan to renovate the coliseum, it would result in a 3.5 to 4 percent property tax increase.