Considering recent headlines about the Russian spies among us, Angelina Jolie’s art, specifically her new movie release “Salt,” is eerily imitating life.
The language describing the tale of Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum is jarringly reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s recent headlines.
Angelina Jolie’s movie Salt is a spy thriller.
Angelina’s Jolie’s new movie Salt addresses the life of a CIA operative.
“‘Salt’ is an adrenaline-filled action movie with Angelina’s character, Evelyn Salt, working for the CIA. When she’s accused of being a Russian spy, things gets really wild,” was penned by George Pennacchio for his KABC article, “Angelina Jolie’s ‘Salt’ premiers in Hollywood,” published Monday, July 19, 2010, accessed on abclocal.go.com.
Things have also gotten “really wild” when you read about Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray’s comments regarding the Nassau Coliseum.
The Nassau Coliseum saga has been anything but a thriller.
Plans for development of the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale have never really gotten started at all.
For many years, Long Island residents have heard and read about environmental impact studies that were supposed to be essential to move the redevelopment of the Nassau Coliseum forward. Then the local citizenry heard government officials decry the cost of building a new Coliseum.
Kate Murray’s latest public announcement about the future of the Nassau Coliseum is where the Angelina Jolie movie parallel comes in.
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray’s latest statements wildly disregard the future of the Nassau Coliseum.
“In a joint statement, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and the Lighthouse Development Group said it appears that the town’s plan is not economically sound for the developer, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, and the property owner, Nassau County,” was published on July 12, 2010 in Mike Caputo’s piece, “Zoning move cuts Lighthouse in half, County, developers criticize Town plan for Coliseum property,” accessed at www.liherald.com.
Now that County Executive Mangano is entertaining the notion of building a gambling casino on Coliseum property, Kate Murray points to the requisite environmental studies as being somewhat of a farce, the same studies that have held up the Coliseum project up for many years:
“According to Murray, an agreement on a casino between the Shinnecocks and the federal, state and county governments would supersede the town’s zoning authority over the property. ‘Then the zoning regulations mean nothing,’ she said.”