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View Poll Results: Do you support the demolition?
Yes 15 71.43%
No 6 28.57%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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everyone wants a new building. But the taxpayers rightly didn't want it on their dime.

If it's such a great investment, someone will come along and pay for it themselves.

That said, despite having zero amenties and looking pretty ugly, the coliseum is still a very good place to watch a game in terms of sightlines/proximity to the ice.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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everyone wants a new building. But the taxpayers rightly didn't want it on their dime.

If it's such a great investment, someone will come along and pay for it themselves.

That said, despite having zero amenties and looking pretty ugly, the coliseum is still a very good place to watch a game in terms of sightlines/proximity to the ice.
That's basically the issue, the new stadiums added a tremendous amount of amenities that have little to do with the game or venue. I f you truly like baseball, hockey, do you really need all these other distractions. Sports stadiums on the taxpayer dime are a losing proposition, there is a rather large history of local residents getting shafted by deals that were supposed to be a great income producer.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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MSG has total historical and landmark significance right down to the shape. They do consistent renovations that cost MORE than a new building would cost, the current being in the $900 million range. You can build 2 new buildings for that. The whole "hub" area needs to be developed. When I drive past it I shake my head and say "what an eyesore." The coliseum is an outdated "war memorial" style facility that looks like it would fit in a crumbling 1980's Detroit or Rochester and the empty parking lots just make it look barren and bleak. Kate and Co. prefer it that way. It is their idea of "unique suburban character."
Historical? The MSG IV was built in 1968 upon the location of the actual historic and architecturally significant Penn Station which was demolished in 1963.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The question of whether somebody "supports" the demolition of the Coliseum is going to be moot. There is no reasonable chance of a new arena being built. The zoning approved by the town of Hempstead simply does not provide any tenant on that site to build enough other development there to cover the costs of a money-losing arena. An arena that is a stand alone or in the middle of the reduced footprint sought by Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead simply can't make it. The County can't afford it and the people have spoken. What's the road map to having an arena remain in Nassau County? I can't see one.
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