Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
County legislators will vote on a plan by developer Bruce Ratner to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and build a retail and entertainment complex that would include restaurants, an ice rink, a bowling alley and a movie theater.
It’s taken more than 40 years, but Nassau County officials are about to vote on a deal for a new and improved its coliseum.
A news conference morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Madison Square Garden Co. is competing against Forest City Ratner Companies, which recently opened Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Even the most casual hockey observer will notice him from the get-go. Grabner skates like the wind, his strides fluid and graceful. Watching him trek up and down the ice is akin to seeing poetry in motion.
The rapper and music mogul attended a meeting Thursday on Long Island, where the media was briefed on four proposals to renovate the arena and surrounding property.
Mangano believes that a new smaller venue would be more competitive for concerts, minor league sports, and family shows.
With the New York Islanders heading to Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2015, the search is on for a replacement for the decaying Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
With the hockey team’s announcement it is packing up its sticks and pucks in 2015, the field appears to have widened greatly on the possibilities for developing one of the last large parcels of prime real estate in the heart of Long Island.
Even though it doesn’t open until September 28, Ratner feels it’s already a success. Events are booked for more than 200 nights.
The task force assigned to figure out how to plan a future for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum fell apart last week.
There have been disagreements and there has been confusion over the mission of the task force assembled to tackle the future of the arena that is home to the New York Islanders.
A group of developers, business leaders and community planners is proposing a privately financed redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and its surrounding 77-acre property.
Charles Wang said he has two goals for the Islanders: winning the NHL’s Stanley Cup and staying in their hometown.
Ed Mangano said he will seek new ideas and bids from New York Islanders owner Charles Wang and any other private developer.