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Question of the Day: New Plans for Coliseum Site?

What do you think Nassau County should do with the property?

After Nassau County residents a $400 million bond referendum to build to a new sports arena at the site of the Coliseum, County Executive Ed Mangano that he will seek private proposals to develop the area.

Meanwhile, NIFA has advised County leaders to shift from the Coliseum and back to the budget.

Do you agree this is the best move right now? What would you like to see built at the site?

Tell us your thoughts in today's Question of the Day: If you were in the County Executive's shoes, how would you handle the situation at Nassau Coliseum?

Leave your responses in the comments section below.

Sean Patrick Brennan August 03, 2011 at 01:33 PM
First off, I'd get businesses and residents together for a massive indoor block party. Make it potluck and/or have restaurants, bakeries and delis supply free food to advertise their businesses--town by town on different dates if you need to. I'm surprised this kind of community networking isn't done more often. But honestly, if I was in charge, I'd start looking at that casino idea again. =) Then again, if Belmont is available, it'd probably work better there anyway (more local to city people). As of now, Mangano is handling this right. He asked the people and the people responded. Now he's looking to see what businesses and private investors he can get involved. I'm surprised it isn't just being bought by a major sponsor like Citibank to rejuvenate the property once and for all.
R. Callahan August 03, 2011 at 05:45 PM
I would let Wang build his own building and own it and pay for it.
Roslyn Nixon-Hinton August 04, 2011 at 11:32 AM
Hi I agree with the previous comment. I also think that a youth complex as a one stop game facility would be nice. Affordable housing is also needed. Whatever is placed on that parcel of land let it create jobs for EVERYBODY in the long island region not just a SELECT few. Thank you

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