A general view of Nassau Coliseum before a game between the New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Uniondale.
Thursday, officials will -- finally -- break ground on the long-awaited renovation of the Nassau Coliseum.
But even as the work begins, the persistent and complex questions about this project are unending. Who exactly is the county doing business with? And as the players change, what will it mean for the Coliseum and its surrounding property?
Two years ago, when Nassau County officials signed a 25-year lease with an entity called Nassau Events Center to renovate and operate the Coliseum, developer Bruce Ratner led the effort. A chart in the lease, which runs more than 100 pages and contains maps, photos and more, showed Forest City Enterprises, Ratner's company, as the central company involved, and Forest City was listed as the "completion guarantor," responsible for making sure the project got done.
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