Barclays Center Dumping the Isles & Relocation Part VI

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  1. doublechili

    doublechili Registered User

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    Correct. The "horse race insider" article had a clipped picture of the site plan that only shows the 2,000 parking spaces north of Hempstead Tpk - it does not include the potential 5,000 additional spaces south of Hempstead Tpk. So there is room for 7,000 spaces total on the site plan. And I think there is additional overflow parking elsewhere on the site for busy times.
     
  2. Mr Misunderstood

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    I've gone every year for the last 7, always bought at the gate and online recently. Interesting about the availability and pricing.

    As a big fan of 'Toga and living there for 4 years at school, I'm pretty excited at the opportunity of a Belmont stakes up there.
     
  3. Costigan77

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    I was under the impression they would run at Aqueduct.
     
  4. 72hockey guy

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    DiPietro from your lips to God's Ears. I admit I have a healthy dose of skepticism in me.

    Spano
    Millstein
    Milbury
    Wang
    Murray
    Barclays

    Need I go on?

    I could buy a car on the purchase price of isles related tums I've consumed
     
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  5. Doshell Propivo

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    Please don't.
     
  6. MJF

    MJF No Sleep Till Elmont

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    I heard opening the Saratoga meet 1 month early and hosting the Belmont Stakes during the renovation period is on the table.

    I don’t think Aqueduct has the ability to host a major event anymore given the reduced size of the grandstand there.
     
  7. SI

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    So shovels in the ground April 2018 - 20 months from that November 2019?

    Belmont 2019/2020
     
  8. Eberzal

    Eberzal THINK!!!!!

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    That’s because you don’t THINK!!!!!
     
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    100% correct. If we get a new building and he still doesn't want to stay then whether it's his fiancee or anything else, nothing will change his mind and he must be traded.
     
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    If that's all true then that is really something. Also surprised more people aren't talking about that since you can't be the only one wanting to buy advance Belmont tickets.
     
  11. 72hockey guy

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    agreed but im of the opinion that the issue with his fiancee is only with the idea of inconveniencing her unnecessarily. She knew he was in New York when they started dating and my understanding is she's already had preliminary talks with NYU Winthrop university hospital. its speculation from there, but its logical to assume he doesnt want her to need to resettle here and then uproot herself again.

    its easier just to wait until he knows where he'll be long term

    I do think his engagement is a valid consideration, unlike some who continue to discount it as totally meaningless, but I do not think it is the primary consideration. just one of many that soon to be married couples face

    given Johns value systems, which he's demonstrated quite clearly over the years id expect nothing less of him
     
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    I love JT and I probably rate him higher than most. Nothing would give me more joy than to have him an islander for life. But I agree 100%
    I’d he doesn’t re-sign at that point then the writing is on the wall because there’s nothing else to complain about. He can write his own check so it’s not money. It would be for reasons that he has already made his mind up.

    Judging from what the way inferior Duchene got we could reshape our whole team by trading Tavares.
     
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  13. Eberzal

    Eberzal THINK!!!!!

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    Can we change the title of this to something positive? @PK Cronin
     
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    I suggested, about 30 pages ago, “Islanders dumping Barclays, Focus on Belmont”
     
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    Or how about just The Arena Thread?
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of,...

    "Once Belmont is approved it will officially show what an inept turd wang was and why he never saved the Isles from anything - Rather just embarrassed the entire organization for 15 years and only delayed getting a new arena which these new owners did with no problem in 2 years."

    Good?
     
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    mark my words, it is not going to take 20 months from the shovels in the ground, every arena I have read is taking a minimum of 2 1/2 years
     
  18. Chairman Wang

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    Apparently, all of you "I'll breathe a sigh of relief when the shovels are in the ground" folk haven't been Islander fans for too long.

    I keep thinking it would be such an Islander thing for... "shovel in the ground" to reveal an archeological significant native american site or the ruins of Atlantis...
     
  19. mm11

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    lol, sort of like poltergeist II
     
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    While Amazon rally at Elmont last Sunday was a circus, the following allegations will be tougher to deal with.

    Belmont Park development would greatly impact village: Floral Park mayor - The Island Now

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    December 6, 2017

    Development at Belmont Park would affect everything the Village of Floral Park does, Mayor Dominick Longobardi said at Tuesday’s board meeting.
    Longobardi and Deputy Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald attended a meeting on Nov. 28 with the Empire State Development Corp. where development plans were discussed, Fitzgerald said.
    There will be a public meeting on 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Elmont High School, hosted by state Sens. Elaine Phillips, Todd Kaminsky and Leroy Comrie...

    Fitzgerald said the board has reached out to the Islanders only to be informed that the team owners cannot speak to village officials while the application is pending.
    “We are asking them once again to meet with us so they can listen directly to our concerns on how an arena can have significant adverse effects on the daily lives of our residents of Floral Park,” Fitzgerald said...'
     
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    It really bothers me how people can be so against progress and development. Forget the fact that I’m an islanders fan for a second. Why not develop an area that’s a giant waste of space right now? Not only that, it creates jobs and will bring in money. I’ll never understand these people.
     
  23. MJF

    MJF No Sleep Till Elmont

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    The Amazon rally wasn’t a circus. It was a ZERO. It was a NON-ISSUE.

    You do like to sound the alarm bells. It seems like you’re looking for any reason for Belmont to fail.
     
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  24. MatthewBarnabysTears

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    Yup.

    For an explanation, see:

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  25. macleod50

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    I loved the pictures of the "rally." A bunch of disinterested people halfheartedly holding up signs.

    I said it in the business thread. This is the mayor and deputy mayor with their hands out trying to weasel a kickback out of everyone. It is the typical Nassau County way. I highly doubt the parties involved are concerned about these dopes at all.
     
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