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2008
May 8 Lighthouse Development Group meets Uniondale Fire Chiefs and Commissioners
May 7 East Meadow Chamber of Commerce hosts Lighthouse Development Group at La Novella
May 1 Scott Rechler updates Herald Community Newspapers on Lighthouse Project
April 28 Roosevelt Community Revitalization Group, Community Meeting
April 25 Hempstead schedules public comment sessions for Lighthouse
[ Long Island Business News ]
April 25 Public comment sessions set for Lighthouse project
[ Newsday ]
April 24 Public Scoping announced: Supervisor Kate Murray stays true to her commitment to “fast track” Lighthouse proposal
April 24 Lighthouse Development Group meets Board of Directors from Greater Hempstead Housing Development Fund Corporation.
April 24 Long Island Association Transportation Committee hears presentation on Lighthouse at Long Island.
April 23 100 Black Men and 100 Black Women
April 21 Uniondale Library Board meets Lighthouse Development Group
April 18 Village of Hempstead Trustees discuss Lighthouse at Long Island
April 18 Lighthouse project placed on Hempstead fast track
[ Long Island Business News ]
April 17 East Meadow Restaurant owners and Legislator Norma Gonsalves talk about Lighthouse project
April 17 Hempstead keeps it going
[ Newsday ]
April 16 The Islanders’ owner informs Islanders fans about the Lighthouse Project’s progress and future
April 16 Lighthouse team updates New York Islanders Booster Club on Lighthouse at Long Island
April 15 Long Island Small Business Council gets update on Lighthouse project
April 14 Nostrand Gardens gets update on Lighthouse Development Group
April 10 Lighthouse progress reported on TV-55
[ TV 10/55 ]
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April 9 Town board OKs Lighthouse project impact study
[ Newsday ]
April 9 Hempstead board becomes Lead Agency
[ Long Island Business News ]
April 8 Town of Hempstead declares Lead Agency and Positive Declaration on application
April 1 Lighthouse team visits Grace Cathedral International in Uniondale
March 29 Lighthouse Development Group Joins Long Island Progressive Coalition in Honoring Long Islanders
March 26 Long Island Junior Chamber of Commerce Housing Committee
March 24 Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg Organizes Forum for District Community Leaders to Discuss the Lighthouse at Long Island
March 19 The First Annual Building Green Long Island Gala, honoring Scott Rechler
March 17 Long Island Conference of Clergy meets with Lighthouse team to discuss opportunities for the community.
March 6 Uniondale Community Council
March 6 Uniondale Hempstead Rotary
March 6 Charles B. Wang with Mike and the Mad Dog
March 2 New York Islanders Business Club Brunch at RexCorp Plaza
February 28 Nassau Business and Planning Coalition
February 26 Independence Party of Nassau County First Annual Victory Celebration and Awards Dinner
February 26 Islanders need new building like other NY teams
[ Newsday ]
February 25 Roosevelt-Uniondale Weed and Seed and Roosevelt Community Revitalization Group
February 25 Night of Networking - Chambers of Commerce of Bellmore, East Meadow, Merrick, Oceanside, Seaford and Wantagh.
February 22 Good publicity breaks down barriers to building projects
[ Long Island Business News ]
February 21 Black Women Enterprises Discusses Small Business Opportunities
February 19 Uniondale School District meets Lighthouse Development Group
February 15 The Baptist Pastors Conference of Hempstead and Vicinity
February 14 Long Island Progressive Coalition - YIMBY initiative
February 12 West Hempstead Civic Leaders Host Lighthouse Development Group
February 6 Lighthouse Development Group Opens New Office at RexCorp Plaza
Proximity to Development Site and Pooling of Architects, Project Managers and Marketing Staff Key to Move
[ Press Release ]
January 31 County execs present ways to keep young on LI
[ Newsday ]
January 31 Long Island Association Breakfast at Crest Hollow Country Club
January 29 Lighthouse Development Group met with Officers of the Garden City Chamber of Commerce
January 23 Long Island Index: Locals want downtown housing
[ Long Island Business News ]
January 23 Suburbanites itching for a downtown life
[ Newsday ]
January 23 Long Islanders would trade houses for apartments
[ Newsday ]
January 18-21 Long Island Hockey fest weekend
January 19 Town of Hempstead Night at Islanders game
January 18 Project Hope Teams Play at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Lighthouse Tournament
January 18 The Lighthouse Development Group meets East Meadow Civics
January 15 The Lighthouse Development Group meets Friends of the Hempstead Plains
January 13 The Lighthouse Development Group sponsors youth hockey tournament
January 11 The Lighthouse Development Group Meets with West Hempstead Civic Association
January 9 Lighthouse Development Group at LI Works Internship/Student Job Fair at the Huntington Hilton
January 4 Development on plate at Hempstead swearing-in
[ Newsday ]
January 3 Long Island Mixing it Up
[ Commercial Property News ]


2007
December 17 The Lighthouse Development Group Meets with Nassau County Democratic Legislators
December 14 Unions make major inroads
[ Long Island Business News ]
December 13 Spector focusing on Lighthouse Project, in pieces
[ Newsday ]
December 7 Hub challenge creates opportunities
[ Long Island Business News ]
December 5 RexCorp Realty Embarks on $40M Improvement of Long Island Marriott
[ Commercial Property News ]
December 5 Marriott makeover unveiled
[ Long Island Business News ]
December 5 RexCorp Plans $40M Capital Improvement for Hotel
[ GlobeSt.com ]
December 5 RexCorp starting $40M Marriott makeover
[ Newsday ]
December 5 RexCorp Announces $40 Million Capital Improvement Plan for its Long Island Marriott Hotel
Lighthouse Project Inspires Upgrades.
[ Press Release ]
December 2 Above it all
[ Newsday ]
December 1 RexCorp Citibank Tree Lighting and Ice Spectacular
November 30 Yes on housing
[ Long Island Business News ]
November 30 'The Lighthouse at Long Island' Could Reinvent Suburbia
Development Team Submits Application For Historic Project
[ Garden City Life and Westbury Times ]
November 28 Cradle of Aviation 5th Annual Air, Space, Science and Technology Gala
November 25 Developer Duets
[ New York Times ]
November 21 Presidential debate at Hofstra is a chance for LI
[ Newsday ]
November 20 Lighthouse Project shines light on forgotten LI
[ Newsday ]
November 19 Black Rose Entrepreneurial Awards Luncheon & Annual Meeting
November 19 For better or worse, delays dog Long Island projects
[ Newsday ]
November 18 The big picture
[ Newsday ]
November 16 Smart summit sells change
[ Long Island Business News ]
November 16 We See The Light
[ Long Island Business News ]
November 16 6th Annual Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit
November 16 Plans due for Wang's $2-billion Lighthouse Project
[ Newsday ]
November 16 The New Suburbia: Like a city, minus the bad stuff
[ Newsday ]
November 16 $2B Lighthouse Plan Takes Early Flight
[ GlobeSt.com ]
November 16 Hub plans finally filed in Nassau
[ Long Island Business News ]
November 15 Lighthouse coverage by TV 10/55
[ TV 10/55 ]
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November 15 Lighthouse coverage by FSN
[ FSN ]
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November 15 Arizona project influences Coliseum remake vision
[ Newsday ]
November 15 Reaction to Lighthouse Project mostly positive
[ Newsday ]
November 15 Blog: On the Islanders Beat
[ Newsday ]
November 15 Envisioning Lively Downtown at Edge of Nassau Coliseum
[ New York Times ]
November 14 Lighthouse JV Submits $2B Nassau Hub Development Plans Early
[ Commercial Property News ]
November 14 Wang unveils bold vision for Nassau
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Wang envisions landmark for Hempstead
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Officials debate impact of proposed development
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Nassau Coliseum's long shadow of bad dealings
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Developers sensitive to community concerns
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Coliseum project may be do-or-die for Islanders
[ Newsday ]
November 14 Islanders owner unveils plan to rebuild Coliseum
[ News 12 Long Island ]
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November 14 Lighthouse plans filed
[ Long Island Business News ]
November 14 Lighthouse Development Group submits application for historic suburban project months ahead of schedule
Town of Hempstead to begin process of government review, public comment and rezoning for Lighthouse Master Plan.
[ Press Release ]
November 14 The Lighthouse at Long Island – Top Ten Facts & Big Six Benefits to Long Islanders
November 14 The Lighthouse at Long Island Milestones
November 13 The Lighthouse Development Group met with the Lighthouse Steering Committee
Update on filing of a Planned Development District for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site.
November 13 Is keeping Islanders worth cost of building hub?
[ Newsday ]
October 29 Lighthouse Development Group Creates Charitable Foundation
Initial Endowment of $1 Million to Support Opportunities for Future Generations to Succeed on Long Island.
[ Press Release ]
October 29 Wang and Rechler donate $1 million to start charity
[ Newsday ]
September 20 Lighthouse Steering Committee Gives Voice to the Community
Development Team Presents Project Status.
[ Press Release ]
September 20 Nassau Coliseum committee adds more members
[ Newsday ]
September 19 More jobs and better housing can help LI prosper
By John R. Durso, President of the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
[ Newsday ]
September 18 Cutting Through the Red Tape: Building Long Island Today
Building Long Island Panel Discussion at Milleridge Cottage
September 17 Support Group Forms for $2B Lighthouse Project
[ GlobeSt.com ]
September 14 Diverse Group of Long Island Leaders to advise Lighthouse Development Team
Committee to Offer Insight on topics critical to Project’s Success.
[ Press Release ]
September 14 Lighthouse forms Nassau Coliseum development group
[ Newsday ]
September 14 Wang, Rex shine their guiding ’Light’
[ Long Island Business News ]
August 28 Nassau County Labor Breakfast
August 15 An internationally recognized team of experts selected for The Lighthouse Project
Fully integrated development plan moves forward.
[ Press Release ]
July 22 LI FUTURE: Bring on the buzz
To attract and keep young folks on Long Island, we need a vibrant mix of places to go and people to see.
[ Newsday ]
July 20 Lighthouse Development Group Selects Development Design Group
Long Island’s Spector Group Retained To Provide Local Insight.
[ Press Release ]
July 20 Master planners picked to redo Nassau Coliseum area
[ Newsday ]
February 8 Hub Project is Key to L.I.
Developing Coliseum site will fuel region's future economic growth.
[ Newsday ]
January 10 Nassau Coliseum deal - County legislature should approve it
Nassau County and Islanders owner Charles Wang and developer Scott Rechler have finalized an agreement...
[ Newsday ]
January 8 New life for Nassau Hub project
The slumbering Hub project kicked back into gear yesterday as County Executive Thomas Suozzi filed a proposed "development plan agreement".
[ Newsday ]


2006
December 19 Governor Elect Spitzer looks to the Lighthouse to drive Nassau's and Long Island's economy
In Hauppauge, Gov.- elect, officials discuss making Island more affordable, but says no favors on horizon.
[ Newsday ]
December 18 Get serious
Redeveloping Nassau's Hub holds great promise for the county. Here's what the region's leadership must do to make it happen.
[ Newsday ]
September 27 Reckson Associates CEO, Scott Rechler, talks-up the Lighthouse
Scott Rechler has taken time this summer to talk with residents and business people of Long Island about the Lighthouse Project.
August 2 The Lighthouse Project cited as solution to Nassau County´┐Żs growing deficit
Weitzman warns of growing structural deficit, calls for expense reductions.
June 8 Show Your Support This Thursday
This Thursday, Nassau County is hosting a public hearing to discuss the Lighthouse proposal for the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum and surrounding area. Show your colors and show your support for the Lighthouse development project.
March 16 Lighthouse Development Group, a Joint Venture Between Reckson and Charles Wang, is Chosen by Nassau County for Redevelopment of the Nassau County Hub
[ Press Release ]
March 16 New York Times: Nassau Chooses Developer to Revive Coliseum Area
[ New York Times ]
March 16 Wang Map
[ Newsday ]
March 14 Reckson Joins with Atlantic League
Reckson Joins with Atlantic League to Announce Historic Agreement to Bring an Atlantic League Baseball Team to Nassau County as Part of an Expanded Vision for the Nassau County Hub.
[ Press Release ]
January 27 Bettman supports Wang
NHL commissioner: Owner needs county to back his arena plan
[ Newsday ]
January 6 Tower gone, Wang group carrying on
LIBN: Responding to growing community outcries and local leaders’ reluctance to approve anything, Charles Wang has abandoned his 60-story Lighthouse.
[ LIBN ]


2005
December 15 Wang Closes on Long Island Marriott:
Action Consolidates Development Rights
November 10 Lighthouse Proposal Offers Public Benefits for Generations to Come:
Wang-Reckson Describe Their Vision for the Future of Nassau County.
[ Press Release ]
November 10 RFP Questions & Answers
November 8 The New Real Estate Boom
[ Business 2.0 ]
November 7 Arena dreaming by Mario Lemieux
Lemieux, owner of the Penguins, empathizes with Islanders owner Charles Wang.
September 30 Lighthouse Group Set to Transform Area Around Long Island Arena
[ New York / Metro]
September 28 Wang and Reckson Form Partnership for Long Island Development
Reckson Joins Lighthouse Project.
[ Press Release ]
September 27 Thousand show support for The Lighthouse at the Nassau County Executive's 4th Annual Long Island Labor Picnict
September 20 Lighthouse Shines at the Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology (ACIT) Breakfast
Charles Wang presented his vision to over 500 attendees of the ACIT networking breakfast.
August 25 From Iraq, A Lighthouse Letter Of Support
American Soldier from Massapequa Urges Legislature to Approve Coliseum Plan.
July 12 Big Plans, Little Action
1B Coliseum Development Tangled In Red Tape.
[ Daily News ]
July 12 North Bellmore Civic Association Welcomes Lighthouse Team
The Lighthouse Team was invited by 60 members of the North Bellmore Civic Association.
July 7 Long Island Convention And Visitors Bureau Supports Charles Wang's Proposed "Lighthouse At Long Island"
June 9 The Best of the Best Appointed to Transform the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 19 Lighthouse Project Team Continues Grass Roots Initiative
May 4 Lighthouse Plan Presented to Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce
April 25 Carpenters Union Applauds Lighthouse
April 11 The Economic Impact Report by Dr. Pearl Kamer
March 22 Lighthouse Team Meets with Central Westbury Civic Association
March 22 Wang Meets With LIBDC
March 2 Wang, Milbury Meet Garden City Chamber
February 25 Lighthouse Concept Wows Huntington Chamber
February 15 Communities across USA embrace suburban renaissance - smart growth
[ USA Today ]
February 15 Lighthouse Developers Reach Out to the Community
February 9 LIA President Endorses Lighthouse - Crosson Agrees: LI Needs An Icon
[ Business LI ]


2004
November 9 Hofstra Supports Lighthouse - Neighboring University Endorses Project
November 4 100 Black Men of LI Support Lighthouse, Nationally - Respected Organization Gives Stamp of Approval
October 13 Charles Wang, Nassau County Complete Memorandum of Understanding on Coliseum Transformation
October 12 Press Conference Set For Wednesday
September 28 Wang unveils plan for rebuilt Coliseum, 60-story tower
[ Newsday ]
September 28 Visions of $200M renovation
[ Newsday ]
September 28 Nassau Coliseum Renovation Plan Proposed
[ 1010WINS ]