Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ABLI Creates Task Force For New Coliseum Plans!!

According to Newsday, the Association for a Better Long Island, better known in Islander land as the only big group that opposed the referendum has created a task force to generate ideas for developing the land around the Coliseum & ultimately by labor day helping to guide the country in developing its request for proposals for the site.

Some of the members include: town supervisors from Oyster Bay and North Hempstead, Hempstead town council David Levy & Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom. In the article Nystrom said, he wants to find a way to keep the Islanders here & improve the building & that he agrees that development is needed there to. The article also states that proposals from the task force WILL include a new arena!;JSESSIONID=5D0207D5B34750DA7195.3124?site=newsday&view=top_stories_item&feed:a=newsday_1min&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=1.3086363&nopaging=1

Anything that the ABLI is involved in causes me to raise my eye brow! Also I found it interesting that Bobby Nystrom is part of this group. The only real good thing to come out of this article in my opinion, is that plans from this group would include a new arena!! There's the glimmer of hope for people who want us to stay in Nassau. I would think around labor day we'll have a clearer picture of things, after the ABLIs group sends their ideas to the County. Also around September 9th (Thank you to Steve in the comments for pointing that out) because that according to articles is when the RFP is due for the development of Willets pt. If Wang or a group headed by Wang isn't on that list then I feel it sends Queens further down the to tum pole so to speak. It should be an interesting next few weeks in Islander land!!


  1. Queens phase I of the WP project is due on September 9.

    Twenty (20) copies and one (1) electronic version of the Proposal identified by “Willets Point Phase 1” on the envelope must be submitted and received by NYCEDC by Friday, September 9th, 2011 at 4:00 PM.

  2. I guess they changed the date then because I had always heard August 15th for this.

    Thanks for posting