Mineola, NY -- “Time is of the essence,” that’s the message New York Islanders Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor Michael Picker tried to convey at Tuesday's Nassau Legislature Economic and Community Development and Labor meeting.
“We cannot be talking anymore about what’s, if’s, can’s, should, etcetera,” He said while addressing legislators at the Tuesday meeting. “Unfortunately at this point in time, since the Lighthouse Project was discussed in 2003, we’re at the end of that road… We have to make a decision on the Coliseum itself because the Islanders have to make a decision on their home.”
Both Picker and Deputy County Executive Rob Walker stressed the need for action and the need for a decision on the Nassau Hub’s future sooner rather than later. The Islanders lease runs out in 2015
“I would say by the end of 2012, the Islanders are going to make a decision,” Walker told legislatures. “They’re looking at their options. They have every right to and if I was t