With the failure of the referendum yesterday, everyone is asking what now?
Well at a press conference today, County Executive Ed Mangano announced a new RFP for the site, which doesn't have to include an arena. A lose deadline for the RFP is on August 12th according to his twitter account. Well scratch that, Randi Marshall of newsday reports that the RFP date for Queens was moved until September 9th. I wonder if they moved the date back to be more accommodating for Wang/Islanders.
Additionally over the last two days both Brooklyn and Queens have openly courted the Islanders. Yesterday Queens Chamber of Commerce President Jack Friedman said, "they have my number" when speaking if the vote yesterday were to fail. Also today in the New York Post, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz said that Brooklyn was the best place for the Islanders.
It should be interesting to see what happens next!