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October 8, 2009

From hoops to hockey? Markowitz, contemplating Islanders' move to Brooklyn, disregards the planned arena's limitations

Atlantic Yards Report

Now Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz tells the New York Post that the New York Islanders, whose destination is uncertain, should come to Brooklyn.

Of course, as the Post notes--but Markowitz apparently disregards--the planned Atlantic Yards arena would not be able to accommodate hockey.

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NY Post, Islanders are Brooklyn's goal

Borough President Marty Markowitz yesterday threw Brooklyn's puck into the ring to land the NHL Islanders, saying, "Brooklyn is the only place they should consider" if team owner Charles Wang makes good on a threat to flee Nassau County.

"Put every place else on ice," Markowitz told The Post. "We've got lots of hockey fans, and we'd even let them keep their name since we're technically still on Long Island."

NoLandGrab: And the arena would be, technically, too small to accommodate hockey. Did Markowitz take a high stick to the helmet, or does he know something we don't?

Posted by eric at October 8, 2009 9:09 AM