On the heels of Newsday's report that Suffolk County's roster of Shinnecock Nation casino locations has expanded, newsday.com users have offered suggestions of areas they think could, and couldn't, handle a casino.
The two new possible spots, Brookhaven Airport and Shoreham's shuttered nuclear plant, join a growing list of Nassau, Suffolk and nearby locations, including (with links to the most recent article referencing the site):
If given the choice, sweetnell5 said the "best site" is the former Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. The user pointed out that "you have access to all the highways within a one mile radius."
Ultimate offered Parr Meadows as the best spot. The user wrote, "A [horse racing] simulcast would be awesome, or even relocate an OTB on location."
Some users fear the ramifications of a casino. rc384 pointed out that "Dowling's Brookhaven campus is located at Brookhaven Airport," and asked, "What would happen to Dowling," specifically noting the college's aviation program.
DragonZim, meanwhile, said the Brookhaven Airport wouldn't work because the William Floyd Parkway "absolutely CAN NOT handle the traffic that would be caused by having the casino there."
If a casino were built on Long Island, where would you put it? Or would you rather not have a casino on Long Island at all?
The now-decommissioned Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant in 2009. (Photo by Ed Betz)