New York Islanders moving back to Long Island

20 December, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Jack Fenty, of Garden City talks with

Jim Baumbach of Newsday reported on Monday afternoon that New York State will announce the winning bid to re-develop the land near Belmont Race Track in Elmont, NY.

The Islanders have until January to opt out of their 25-year lease at Barclays Center, though co-owner Jon Ledecky said recently the Islanders would play in Brooklyn during the 2018-19 season, regardless of how their quest for Belmont Park played out. A spokeswoman for Empire State Development, the state agency that controls the site, declined to comment.

The Islanders' bid was submitted by New York Arena Partners, a limited liability company whose partners include the hockey team, a development group tied to New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon, and a third group whose investors include Madison Square Garden.

However, the Islanders' situation was seemingly more dire than NYCFC's.

NYCFC's bid featured "a 26,000-seat open-air stadium in addition to 400,000 square-feet of space for retail, a 5.2-acre community park and a 2-acre soccer facility".

The Islanders beat out New York City FC of the MLS for the right build a new home on Long Island.

Former Islanders owner Charles Wang moved the team to the Barclays Center after failing to get taxpayer funds for a new arena on the site of the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, the team's home since 1972. Both were presented at a public meeting on December 10, and either could be selected Wednesday.

The property set aside for the new hockey arena borders on the Cross Island Parkway adjacent to the racetrack's grandstand.

Discussions for development of Belmont Park began 12 years ago, but initially did not include a sports arena. There is a Long Island Rail Road stop at Belmont Park, which most likely would need to undergo further renovation to accommodate increased usage. Earlier this year, however, NYRA constructed a second turf course at Aqueduct, which presumably would enable it to keep a healthy schedule of turf racing in the event more dates needed to be held at Aqueduct.



House approves Republican tax overhaul; Senate vote next
The debt is expected to soar by at least $1 trillion more than it would without the tax measure, according to projections . The legislation also reduces tax rate for most individuals, although the tax cuts for individuals are set to expire.

Brokers Recommendations on: Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)
Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI lifted its stake in Delta Air Lines by 32.9% in the second quarter. (NYSE: DAL ). Livingston Grp Asset Mngmt (Operating As Southport Management) stated it has 47,159 shares. (NYSE: DAL ) or 114,573 shares.

Enrique Iglesias & Anna Kournikova Welcome Twins
Former tennis star, Anna Kournikova , and her Spanish superstar singer partner Enrique Iglesias have delivered a set of twins . Congrats! But also, who knew? However, the couple did take to social media recently while they were in Miami.

Diddy Talks Buying Carolina Panthers, Hiring Colin Kaepernick
Diddy , 48, also posted a series of tweets confirming his interest in becoming the first majority African American NFL owner. The last team sold was the Buffalo Bills for $1.4 billion to Terry Pegula in 2014, Forbes Magazine reported past year .

Antoine Griezmann accused of racism after posting blackface picture
However, he then deleted both his initial picture and the follow-up post, instead writing: "I agree that it's awkward for me". That explanation, however, is unlikely to help the controversy over his unfortunate costume subside any time soon.

Watch Launch of SpaceX Dragon Capsule Live On Sunday
This was the thirteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX is contracted to fly for NASA . SpaceX director Jessica Jensen says both the rocket and space craft are "flight proven", but the launch pad is brand new.

Trump, Putin Talk on Phone About 'Dangerous Situation in North Korea'
According to AP, the Kremlin statement noted that Trump initiated the call. Mr Trump has repeatedly said all options remain on the table.

Police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear and police have not revealed whether the incident was terror related. The airport closed down for a short period of time but has since reopened but a section of the main plaza remains closed off.

Union Cabinet Clears Bill That Makes 'Triple Talaq' A Criminal Offence
Addressing media persons here, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the bill is created to provide a shield for Muslim women. The bill, introduced after Supreme Court's order, would only be applicable to instant triple talaq or "talaq-e-biddat".

Sherra Wright Charged In 2010 Murder of Lorenzen Wright
The seven-year investigation into Wright's death has been one of the Memphis Police Department's most high-profile unsolved cases. A release from the Shelby County District Attorney's office says Turner and Sherra Wright conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright .