Front page news Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy would take the NY Islanders in a heartbeat. Not a surprise.
There are so many suitors for the Islanders, except the one that matters most Kate Murray. Suffolk border may work, but it would be square one. So would any other property suggestion. Neither Brooklyn nor Queens development plans include an actual NHL arena. How much more money would have to be spent in environmental research and redesign plans?
How much would the Islanders have to pay the Rangers to move closer into their territory? How many fans would not be able to get to games during the week or on weekends whether they are in Brooklyn or Idaho?
The only truth that I can see is that the Lighthouse Project is a perfect platform for politicians to bring themselves to light. I had no idea who Brooklyn Borough President Marty Mark was a few months ago. Now I have heard him on Toronto radio and read about him in every local paper. Same thing with a rep from Queens and the group from Kansas. Anyone else want to get on the Lighthouse publicity gravy train?
Charles Wang said he would entertain all options. That leaves the door open for lots of "entertainment" in the news.
Personally, the only article I would like to see on Newsday's front page is "Town of Hempstead Approves Rezoning Proposal." Thanks.