Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The hockey team owner who has decided to move the Islanders from Long Island to Brooklyn is to play a role in revamping the team's old home, the Nassau Coliseum.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
(WNYC newsroom, New York, NY) The New York Islanders are moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, sources said.
The Long Island-based team will make an announcement this afternoon with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Islanders owner Charles Wang and Bruce Ratner, the developer of the Barclays Center.
The newly opened 18,000-seat arena already hosts the Brooklyn Nets team, currently playing pre-season games.
Last year, voters in Nassau County defeated a plan that would have allowed the county to use $400 million to redevelop the 40-year-old crumbling stadium.
Supporters of the redevelopment said the county stood to lose $243 million a year and more than 2,000 jobs if the Islanders leave and the Nassau Coliseum closes.
The team's lease at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., expires in 2015.
To read more TN reporting about parking and transit at the Barclays Center, go here.
Andrea Bernstein contributed reporting.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
National Hockey League players are mulling a new offer from team owners that could put an end to the lockout that began more than a month ago. At the heart of the matter is how to divide revenue, but area businesses are also concerned about how the lockout and hockey’s delayed season will hit their bottom line.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
The New York Islanders are stuck with the aging Nassau Coliseum after voters rejected a plan this week that would have revamped the arena.