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Rechler move: a Lighthouse connection?

For those who believe in coincidence, read no further.

For those who do not believe in coincidence, read Jim Bernstein’s column in Friday’s Newsday about Scott Rechler of Uniondale taking his firm, RXR Corp. back into Manhattan real estate.

And then read the Spin Cycle item from earlier this week about the latest chapter in the Coliseum saga coming to a head. The Town of Hempstead is expected to reveal plans soon for a scaled down Lighthouse project at the Coliseum site, across Hempstead Turnpike from Rechler’s RXR Plaza.

If the scaled-down project is not to the liking of Lighthouse partners Rechler and Charles Wang, then Wang might take his Islanders hockey team elsewhere.


And what a political blow that would be to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. Probably less of a blow to TOH Supervisor Kate Murrary, who had been frosty in private toward the original Lighthouse plan.

That elsewhere might be Brooklyn or Queens. And guess what? Rechler would already have re-established his presence on the NYC business scene.

Coincidence, you say?


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