Nassau Notebook: Countdown to Arena Vote, Free Movie Nights

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

The following is a look back at some of the top stories in Nassau County over the past week:

Residents to Vote on New Hockey Arena, Ballfield

After spirited debates among supporters and opposers of Nassau County's referendum on borrowing $400 million for a new hockey arena and minor league ballpark, Nassau voters will head to the polls on Monday to determine the project's fate.

Be sure to check out Patch's "5 Things You Need to Know Today" on Monday morning for information on the referendum.

Thursday Night Movies at Eisenhower Park

Spend a night outdoors or go see a movie?

On Thursdays at Eisenhower Park, you can do both.

Residents of Nassau County are invited to attend the free movie nights, held every Thursday beginning at dusk. The movies are shown at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre (near parking fields 6 and 6A). The sloped fields make it easy to see the screen over people in front of you, but there are no seats, so bring your own or a blanket.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Aug. 4 — "Justin Bieber Never Say Never"
  • Aug. 11 — "The Wizard of Oz"
  • Aug. 18 — "Green Hornet"
  • Aug. 25 — Iron Man 2
  • Sept. 1 — Twilight
Ryan Cappiello August 01, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Howard, I've seen you posting this (inaine, stupid) song all over patch, and I have one question for you. DO you realize that that your taxes are going up either way. If people vote no, the Islanders leave, the Coliseaum closes down (without an anchor tenant, it cant stay open), and taxes go up to relace the budget shortfalls. OR we can stop being shortsited, vote YES, and get a new coliseaum and, while taxes will go up, they will go up LESS then if we dont vote yes. PS- I launched this campaign on my own! No Party, Union or Corporation put me up to this! The PEOPLE want the Sports Arena to JUMP-START the COUNTY, while short-sited people dont want it! Or they just want to see Mangano fail for 100% political reasons! Any Questions?
Howard Kudler August 01, 2011 at 09:18 PM
Ryan Yes, I may have too much time on my hands, but I am very concerned about the issues of today's special election. In my opinion, voting NO will not raise our taxes, drive the Islanders out, cause unemployment. This is already Plan B, after the Light House and Plan C is in the wings if today's outcome fails. I don't think tapayers should pay for what could (or should be) built with private $$. The most important thing that either you or I can do is raise awarness so that people will go out and express their opinion and Vote today. Please vote YES or NO! Voting will be light so each ballot counts more. Take a stand! Don't let the Pols or the Businesmen run your government or your tax bill. PLEASE VOTE TODAY! Thanks-This keeps America strong
Ryan Cappiello August 01, 2011 at 09:41 PM
Howard, I understand, but I feel like about 95% of the NO votes arent voting on the merits of this plan at all. They are just voting AGAINST Mangano. Maybe you're in the 5%, I don't know, I'm not in your head. But if you dont think that the Islanders will leave, or the Coliseam wont close, or taxes wont go up, I think you're just fooling yourself. Mangano has both hinted and and, more reciently, outwardly said, on many occasions that if the Islanders leave, there will be no Coliseam. The one we have now will close. And Wang has already lost 250 million dollars on trying to keep the Islanders here. If this doesnt pass, he's gone. He cant afford it. There is no real "last min Hail Mary" to throw in that case. The Plan C is going to end up being "sell the land for whatever we can get for it." Nassau County will then lose HUGE money in revenue and other oppertunities, and Residents lose jobs, because the 2000 jobs currently there will all go away. The no voters are (in my opinion) VERY short-sited in that they can't see that a 13.80 per year investment will SAVE this flondering county and put us back on top.
ed goldstein August 02, 2011 at 01:26 PM
that works too. all these politicians (mangano, murray) have their own agendas and we're not on them.
Drew Art Guy @ Sunflower Fine Art Galleries August 02, 2011 at 03:10 PM
The public gets what the public wants


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