To the Lighthouse

Yeah, that’s a Virginia Woolf reference. What of it?

So apparently Charles Wang is refuting earlier reports and insisting that the Lighthouse Project to rebuild Nassau Coliseum and develop the area around it is still on.

I haven’t been following this story that closely, but I grew up about 10 minutes from the Coliseum, and when I think back on it, it still sort of blows my mind that I lived so close to a professional sports team and almost never went to see it play.

Part of that is definitely because the Coliseum is such a drab hellhole, for sure.

I also worked right around the corner from the Coliseum, at Nassau Community College, for a while, and I can attest that outside of the occasional congestion on the Meadowbrook Parkway, traffic never gets that terrible in the area. Nothing like the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, where the Nets are supposedly going, anyway.

But based on everything I heard about the Nassau County and Town of Hempstead governments in my time living and working there, Wang probably shouldn’t hold his breath on those zoning board rulings.

The important thing, as James K. pointed out earlier, is that Wings N’ Things, down Hempstead Turnpike, is preserved. That place is amazing.