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Photos: Nassau Coliseum Ice Removed For The Final Time

Some sad, beautiful photos here, as work crews tore up the rink at Nassau Coliseum for the last time, as the Islanders will open next season in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Fort Neverlose was never pretty—and in its later years was barely functional—but so much hockey history was made here, and more importantly than… » 5/05/15 2:35pm 5/05/15 2:35pm

Islanders Fan On TV: "My Son Was Conceived Back In That Parking Lot" 

Tonight's Islanders broadcast featured an interview with an original season ticket holder—that's 42 seasons—and it's quite a doozy. I don't want to spoil it for anybody, so I'll just say the interview touches on sex in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot and an interesting pregnancy decision that may have been made (it's… » 2/16/15 8:53pm 2/16/15 8:53pm

The Nassau Coliseum Was Not A Dump: What The Isles Are Leaving Behind

In October 2012, a month into the NHL lockout, with the schedule already beginning to crumble, the New York Islanders made a big announcement: Upon expiration of their lease in 2015, the Isles would be leaving the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, their publicly owned home of 40 years, for Brooklyn's Barclays… » 5/10/13 3:35pm 5/10/13 3:35pm

The Islanders And Nassau County Are Getting Divorced, So It's Time To Pay Up

This we knew, but now things are getting ugly. Even setting aside the actual product on the ice for a moment, the recent history of the Islanders in Nassau County has been miserable. A terrible lease for a terrible arena has kept them shackled in a county that can't afford to pay for anything even if it was… » 3/03/13 9:35am 3/03/13 9:35am

A Man Was Arrested For Landing A Private Helicopter At The Nassau Coliseum During A Concert That Had To Be Shut Down Early Because Everyone Was Drunk

What a weird, weird scene this must have been. Saturday night the Nassau Coliseum, just days after learning it would soon lose the Islanders, played host to some kind of electronic music concert called "Haunted Coliseum" and people—"teens"—went crazy. Depending on which report you read, anywhere from 50 to 100 people… » 10/28/12 3:30pm 10/28/12 3:30pm