Ed Mangano said he will seek new ideas and bids from New York Islanders owner Charles Wang and any other private developer.
Yesterday the residents of Nassau County voted down a $400 million referendum that would have covered the cost to erect a new Nassau Coliseum, the home of the New York Islanders…
Long Islanders have officially had their say on the future of Nassau Coliseum and the New York Islanders. It looks like they don’t want either.
In an 11th hour push to get Nassau County residents to vote yes on a new coliseum, Brian Rosenberg of the Long Island Restaurant Association staged a pep rally for the cause at Lido Beach.
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.
On August 1, the people of Nassau County will vote on whether to borrow $400 million to build a new sports and entertainment complex that would include a modernized home for the New York Islanders.
Rather than spending the next 1,500-plus words explaining both sides of the referendum debate I would instead like to fire off a missive to those who may think their voice doesn’t matter or as of this moment don’t care enough to make themselves heard.
Owner Charles Wang has been trying to secure a new arena for his team to play for years. He joined Mike Francesa on Tuesday to address the plan.
George Maragos says he supports development of the county hub, but he’s not ready to endorse the $400 million sports and entertainment complex proposal going to a referendum – at least, not yet.
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.
Mike Bossy’s career was the stuff of make-believe, because when you are done assessing his statistics, trophies and all other accolades in between, one very important factor is sometimes lost in the shuffle. He was forced to leave the game he dominated at the age of 30.
The lease agreement would keep the Islanders in Nassau County through the year 2045.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano signed off on a county legislature bill authorizing an August 1 vote. Approval would clear the way for the New York Islanders to remain on Long Island until 2045.