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NYI & Barclays Center To Make Major Announcement (mod edit: NYI to Brooklyn in 2015)

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10-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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I wouldn't say that. There are certain areas that have Russians but the borough is NOT mostly Russian.
You wouldn't say there were lots of Russians? Kay. What do I know, living off of Ocean Parkway? My daughter said 'da' before 'yes'.

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10-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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The arena is quite small but it will make it easier to fill. Hopefully they don't change their name.

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10-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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Bad news for hockey.
Why can't Wang just build an arena in Nassau County himself? Or Somewhere on Long Island?

Another Billionaire owner screwing over the fans and throwing hockey history out the window because taxpayers won't finance his business.

It's a racket.
You do realize, that Wang had a $3 billion arena development deal, that was to be privately financed? Local pols and the nimby crowd block his privately financed deal and later, rejected a proposal calling for a publicly funded arena project.

anyway, great news for NYI fans. I hadn't expected any real progress on a new arena until 2015.

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10-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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lol its apparently a 45 minute drive from NVMC, some of you acting like they're moving to a whole new state. Give your head a shake.
Have you ever driven from Brooklyn to Long Island? No offense. You're from British Columbia.

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10-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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This is admittadely coming from an ignorant position in terms of the area but couldn't they park the same place the basketball fans park?
Of course, parking is an issue. Rich fans will find a way to drive and park. The rest of us will take public transportation.

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10-24-2012, 11:17 AM
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Of course, parking is an issue. Rich fans will find a way to drive and park. The rest of us will take public transportation.

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Another one. Park where?

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10-24-2012, 11:20 AM
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Guys, its called transit.

The subway and LIRR all go to downtown Brooklyn.

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10-24-2012, 11:21 AM
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Another one. Park where?
I assume one of these lots?

http://www.barclaysparking.com/

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10-24-2012, 11:21 AM
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Brooklyn and Queens are geographically on the island of Long Island. But when we (New Yorkers) say "Long Island" we mean Nassau and Suffolk counties. They are the suburbs, Brooklyn and Queens are in New York City. Although eastern Queens and western Nassau are very similar with kind of a mixed urban/suburban feel.

Islanders fans in Queens will either be closer now or it will be a wash.

Barclays Center has a Long Island Railroad terminal right next door. It will actually be easier for Long Islanders to take the train to a game. How Nassau Coliseum was built in the home of the nation's largest commuter railroad but nowhere near a station is mystifying. Of course, people who want to drive won't be happy.
Let's see? Which would be harder for NYI fans to stomach?

The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Canada?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Seattle?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Vegas?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to KC?

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10-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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Another one. Park where?
FYI, I live in Brooklyn. I know what westbound drive on Atlantic Ave could be like. I know there's only one track each way on the LIRR. There *are* issues. But, I moved to Brooklyn because I'm tired of all the Robert Moses style moaning about Brooklyn transportation, and the bland suburban sprawl that comes as a result.

But Hempstead wasn't exactly the easiest place to get to either. So let's not make this bigger than it is.

Let's face it, people for whom money isn't much object, will find a way to park. It's an opportunity.

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10-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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how far (miles) is the move from NCC to BC?

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FYI, I live in Brooklyn. I know what westbound drive on Atlantic Ave could be like. I know there's only one track each way on the LIRR. There *are* issues. But, I moved to Brooklyn because I'm tired of all the Robert Moses style moaning about Brooklyn transportation, and the bland suburban sprawl that comes as a result.

But Hempstead wasn't exactly the easiest place to get to either. So let's not make this bigger than it is.

Let's face it, people for whom money isn't much object, will find a way to park. It's an opportunity.

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There are still improvements that are going to be happening at the terminal. Nothing too major, but it should help the LIRR get some more trains in there than they have been able to.

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Let's see? Which would be harder for NYI fans to stomach?

The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Canada?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Seattle?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to Vegas?
The isles moving to Brooklyn, NY or the Isles moving to KC?
I've always thought that Hartford could be an acceptable option if necessary. But I'm glad the Islanders get to stay on a New York island, regardless of which.

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10-24-2012, 11:27 AM
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how far (miles) is the move from NCC to BC?
Roughly 30 miles.

Googles estimate in current traffic (as I type this) about 50 mins drive:
http://goo.gl/maps/cKYFX

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10-24-2012, 11:28 AM
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how far (miles) is the move from NCC to BC?
Approx 22 miles as the crow flies. 29 miles on highways. Given traffic, I'd much rather be the crow.

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10-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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how far (miles) is the move from NCC to BC?
I think about 22 miles. Not too bad.

I grew up on LI and I pretty much lived on the border of Nassau County and Queens so either way, I'm good.

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10-24-2012, 11:30 AM
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No Islander fan who used to drive to the NVMC is going to get excited about driving into Brooklyn.

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10-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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Bad move for the Isles. Hockey is not popular at all in the New York area. Where are the fans going to come from?

The Devils struggle because south Jersey is Flyer country and north Jersey is Ranger country.

New York City is Ranger country.

The Isles really only have fans on the Island. Unless they make tens of thousands of new fans a move to Brooklyn isn't going to do anything. There's barely enough support for one team in the NYC area.

I see the Isles moving out of Brooklyn in a decade.
North Jersey is certainly not Ranger country and has not been for years. At best for the Rangers it is a 50/50 split, but more likely it is majority Devils at this point. The eastern counties like Bergen and Hudson may have larger amounts of Rangers fans, but there are more NYC transplants in that area who don't really identify with New Jersey.

Anyway, congrats Islander fans!

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I'm happy the Islanders found a new place to play and did not move out of New York!

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10-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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We all saw this coming.

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10-24-2012, 11:36 AM
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I'd be willing to bet that the first game will be against the Rangers. Also, barring any unforseen cicumstances... I will be there!

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Brooklyn and Queens are not part of Long Island. They are two of the five boroughs of NYC.
There is no such municipality of Long Island. It is a region. The ISLAND is made up of the 4 counties as people have indicated. However, when people around here think of Long Island, they do indeed think of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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10-24-2012, 11:39 AM
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They'll have to do something...since the current logo has just Nassau and Suffolk Counties...I just hope it's something simple, tasteful, and keeping with tradition.
Well I be darned, never noticed it before. Oh well, they can probably keep it the same since most people wouldn't notice that or simply add the NYC portion and shrink the island portion of the logo (kind of apropro would it not?) and have most people not even notice there was a change...

Congrations Winnipeg, you will no longer have the smallest arena. It's funny how the NHL is going the CFL route by going to smaller arenas...

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Congrations Winnipeg, you will no longer have the smallest arena. It's funny how the NHL is going the CFL route by going to smaller arenas...
Is it possible to expand the arena seating for hockey somehow ?

I've seen people mention Ratner was willing to do that if the Islanders go to Barclay's long term.

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Apologies if I missed something, but there is no mention of Wang selling the team, so I'm not sure where this "new Prokhorov money" angle is coming from.

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