Saturday, August 22, 2009

What's Next for the Lighthouse Project?

With the October 3rd line in the sand fast approaching, numerous outlets are asking "What's next?" The absolute BEST place to read about things and get information about getting involved is the Lightpost Blog itself. But even I am getting a little concerned.

While looking at my World's Fair glasses from 1964, I vaguely remember going to those futurist pavilions that showed cities under the sea and in space. What wondrous dreams they were! A select few of those exhibits ended up in Disney where the "Imagineers" worked their magic to dream up great hope for our future.

Well, Charles Wang is Long Island's OWN Imagineer! The plans that they presented to Nassau County for that barren land is nothing but spectacular. Environmental issues have been mulled over, poured over and paid for to identify resolutions and compromises. If you don't believe that satisfactory compromises and solutions can be found to the environmental questions of the project is to say you don't believe in the innovative human spirit. Solutions CAN be attained and progress MUST be made.

Had the Coliseum building been developed the way it was originally designed over 40 years ago, with the train station underneath, perhaps we wouldn't be in this predicament right now. I know I certainly would have liked to be able to just hop on a train and get to the Coliseum by train and go upstairs and see a show or a game. You know... the way they do that in Boston!

Here on our tiny Island, they talk so much about pollution and traffic. Well, if pollution is such a concern then shouldn't we as a whole be more enthusiastic about MASS transportation? Shouldn't that be a PRIORITY to preserve our way of life instead of a breaking point by one town on this highly important project?

Make no mistake about it, the Lighthouse project is the way of the future. It is not the first project of it's scope, it will not be the last. This is the future of developments in the United States. We can either have a beacon towards the future or an empty, rotting parking lot.

Just seems short sighted to let this opportunity pass us by.

Read, talk, promote, vote!

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