Nassau County’s decision to issue an order of default this week to the operator of Nassau Coliseum — and threaten to terminate the lease on the arena — isn’t about simply trying to collect unpaid rent.
The goal, county officials told The Point Wednesday, is much larger.
In the short term, they said, they hope to find a way to make sure the New York Islanders are able to play the 2020-2021 season at the Coliseum. In the longer term, they want to make sure that the development of the land around the arena, known as the Nassau Hub, moves forward.
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