Issue of the Week

Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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The New York Islanders recent move to Brooklyn has left many Long Island residents longing for their return. Those who favor building a new arena believe the vacant 28-acre, state-owned, south parking lot, next to Belmont Park is well-situated near the LIRR and close to major highways. Those against this location feel the Coliseum is already available and the proposed location is better suited as a mixed use development with rental housing. Would you support building a new arena to house the New York Islanders on the 28-acre south parking lot next to Belmont Park?

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Legislature

The County of Opportunity

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733 votes

Nassau County needs a new vision. We need a 20 year Economic Plan where the cost of living and doing anything will be on par with the rest of the United States. Everything is cheaper all across the US. I do not understand why our taxes are so high. Our schools are really not that good when you look around the country. They are on-par. Everything is expensive and I don't think Nassau County, and Long Island in general, is the reality of the United States. We need to redefine who is a Long Islander, and go back to the days when hard work is rewarded and honest people who want to raise their families in a non-competitive atmosphere can live and thrive.

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the county of opportunity

Maybe if we get past NIMBY and adjust to the current economic reality we can become more like what the proposition asks. But if we continue to stop every attempt to build rental units and lower cost housing, we will continue to drive away younger wage earners who cannot afford single family dwellings. And we'll all retire and age out in our homes assuming we aren't forced to move because we can't afford them in retirement. If we want young wage earners to help foot the bills, we had better provide housing they can afford to stay here. The Long Island we grew up on isn't here any more, and it isn't coming back.

Exactly!

You said it exactly as I would have! Not in my backyard has destroyed Long Island and we need a politician who can do something radical. But I think unfortunately Long Island is lost.

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