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The Wheels on the Bus, Belmont Edition: A tragicomedy in how many parts?

I thought it would take more time than this.

We all knew that the someone would "raise questions" about the idea to build a new sports arena at Belmont, an idea which just makes too much sense to actually come to fruition (although all sorts of ideas seem to meet the same fate in Nassau).  But the next day?  Newsday:

But Legis. Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead), who represents the area surrounding the Hub, expressed skepticism. Nassau owns the Coliseum land and collects annual revenue from the New York Islanders, whose lease at the Coliseum expires in 2015. Abrahams said it's unclear if that arrangement would continue at Belmont.

"There are just so many unanswered questions," Abrahams said.

Actually I can answer that question for you, Mr. Abraham.  The Isles wouldn't owe the County squat at Belmont because, unlike the Hub, the Belmont property is not owned by the County.  And because the team lease with the County ends in 2015, those revenue payments will cease regardless.  Do you know why?  Because the only remaining financially viable option for a Coliseum was shot down in August with thanks to you and your Democratic colleagues. 

I guess Abrahams supports the Jay Jacobs plan, which he told us he was going to begin working on on August 2nd.  How is that coming along, Jay?

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