ISLANDERS GET THEIR GOAL : State board OKs $1.3B Belmont arena complex
The state board responsible for economic development on Thursday unanimously approved a $1.3 billion arena and entertainment complex to be the new Nassau County home of the New York Islanders.
The six members of Empire State Development voted just after 5 p.m. for the Islanders' plan following a two-hour meeting in Manhattan that included public comment from residents, civic groups and lawmakers. All but two speakers supported the project.
New York Arena Partners, the project deve...