Op-Ed: Nassau's Mitchel Field of Dreams
As appeared in Newsday, September 5, 2012
By David Pennetta
Forty years after Nassau County opened the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in a corner of windswept Mitchel Field, the opportunity to foster genuine economic growth in this vital space stands greater than at any time in the past four decades.
Mitchel Field -- centrally located, girded by north-south and east-west arteries, accessible to the Island's population centers yet buffeted from residential...
Behind the Coliseum’s Cloud, Mitchel Field’s Silver Lining
As appeared in Long Island Business News
August 9, 2012
By David Pennetta
When Nassau County took over Mitchel Field and opened the Veterans Memorial Coliseum 40 years ago this spring, the prime-located, 77-acre parcel seemed ripe for development. The new arena marque facing Hempstead Turnpike lit up with pro basketball, major league hockey and arena football game dates. Touring rock superstars filled the house. Conference planners booked space. A big hotel went...
Ending Coliseum Logjam: CIBS Endorses Hempstead Mixed-Use Vision
Recognizing Long Island's critical need for the economic and physical redevelopment of central Nassau, CIBS/The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island has endorsed the Town of Hempstead's vision of a mixed-use/best-use plan for Mitchel Field, calling on Nassau County to partner with the town and other stakeholders in the interest of accomplishing what's best for Long Island.
Hempstead's rezoning program would revitalize the 77-acre heart of the former air field by...
CIBS Addresses Suffolk Budget Issues: Ex-County Exec Halpin Moderates Legislative Discussion
Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island presented Patrick G. Halpin, Suffolk County executive from 1988 to 1991, moderating legislative panel discussion on remedies for county’s financial difficulties. From left, legislators John M. Kennedy, Jr; Wayne Horsely; Steve Stern; and Edward P. Romaine. Program was held June 7 in Melville.