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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft Sat PM into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Saturday evening high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

What’s to Become of the Nassau Coliseum?

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced plans for the former home of the Islanders.

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Now that the Islanders are off to Brooklyn, what’s to become of the Nassau Coliseum? Well, plans are being formulated to turn the ocean of concrete that is the “Nassau Hub” into a renovated area not dissimilar to Charles Wang’s proposed “Lighthouse Project,” according to the Long Island Press. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano stated last week that the proposed plan “will bring Nassau one step closer to ensuring that the Coliseum becomes an attractive destination for Long Island, and an economic generator that creates and retains new jobs and opportunities throughout the Hub.”

The “Hub” refers to the area surrounding the Coliseum itself, which encompasses over seventy acres of land. The proposal is geared toward turning the area into an entertainment hub for Long Islanders in an effort to provide a profitable destination for Nassau County. The Coliseum has served as a solid concert venue since being built back in 1972, so one hopes that the region remains an attractive venue for popular acts in the future. It would seem silly for Nassau to want to lose concert-related revenue, however; stranger things have happened.

The difficulty in developing the area stems from the fact that for a long time, developers and officials have been attempting to renovate the area with little to no cost to the taxpayer. Should Mangano and company pull it off, the area could become a premier destination for entertainment, dining and even living. The original Lighthouse Project called for a towering apartment complex that would have been state-of-the-art. This new project would most likely include something similar.

Don Monti of Plainview, the developer placed in charge of planning the so-called “Nassau Hub” stated “we have been entrusted with the future growth of Nassau County.”