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Old 10-15-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Press Exclusive: Plug Is Pulled On Lighthouse | Long Island Press | News, Long Island, Local News, Breaking News

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A source has informed the Long Island Press that, although there has been no public announcement, the ambitious Lighthouse Project has already been abandoned internally by New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang.
This is coming from the LI Press, so take it with a grain of salt...but things aren't looking good for this project.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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News 12 is reporting that he's abandoning it and Newsday is reporting that he's reorganizing people within his company but that everyone is keeping quiet. So who knows.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Sounds like little political gamesmanship a brewing.
Should be a press release later today explaining more of what they're up to.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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News 12 is reporting that he's abandoning it and Newsday is reporting that he's reorganizing people within his company but that everyone is keeping quiet. So who knows.
If Nassau shoots this down ....its doomed.

Wang should have some foresight and pitch it to Riverhead.

Crooks
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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If Nassau shoots this down ....its doomed.

Wang should have some foresight and pitch it to Riverhead.

Crooks
You mean there is still some undeveloped land on Route 58 in Riverhead?
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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You mean there is still some undeveloped land on Route 58 in Riverhead?
Calverton enterprise park.

Its much better than an indoor ski mountain and there can be a rail link from the abandoned line.

Croooks

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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I'm not sure what to think. Overall, I think it's a good idea. But it seems like the developers are trying to avoid some of the environmental and traffic issues that came up at the last hearing. Also, not having this whole complex accessible via LIRR is stupid.

IMO, they should build a brand new arena out in Suffolk so that more of LI can get to 7:00 games without having to leave home at 4:00...and connect to the LIRR so that people from NYC can easily get there.

That leaves them more room for condos, offices, stores or whatever at the old Coliseum site.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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If Nassau shoots this down ....its doomed.

Wang should have some foresight and pitch it to Riverhead.

Crooks
Or change Levyland in Yaphank to this
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Arena in Suffolk!!!! Funny stuff crooks.


Remember what happened when a promoter tried to stage a 3 day music festival at the abandoned Calverton site that would have drawn 50K people? "Field Day" back in 2003 or so? Nimby's crushed that. East End Nimby's will NEVER let anything worthwhile be built out there, even on an abandoned contaminated industrial site. They want to protect the pristine heavy metals in the soil.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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You know what killed the Lighthouse project? The proposed housing there. If they would have left it at just shops and the ice rinks, then the NIMBY's wouldn't have killed it. But, new housing in LI always equates to new traffic, especially without LIRR access. You can't have a huge complex built with no railroad line going to it. You are just asking for trouble.
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