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Islanders News: Machine took my quarter. (But there’s plenty more in Belmont)

While the Islanders’ business partners beat on the train station cola machine of sponsors that took their quarter, the big news was happening upstate in a conference room — perhaps you watched the riveting webcast — as the six-member Empire State Development Franchise Oversight Board unanimously voted to approve the proposed arena project at Belmont Park.

So, it’s finally cleared: The Islanders’ path to a new arena of their very own is paved. Developers and agencies were thorough to hopefully fight off any lawsuits, which can be filed until December. [Newsday | LHH | Horse Racing Insider]

From the Newsday piece:

Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky, speaking toward the end of the meeting, became emotional when thanking fans and promised to be good neighbors to Elmont and Floral Park.