Second lawsuit filed to block $1.3B Belmont arena project

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A second lawsuit has been filed to block the $1.3 billion Belmont arena project.

The Belmont Park Community Coalition says it has joined several other civic groups in a petition and complaint to halt the project.

The proposed plan would create an arena that would house the New York Islanders, as well as a hotel/retail hybrid at Belmont Park in Elmont.

The complaint argues in part that the developers have "misappropriated Belmont Park for its private use."

In a statement to News 12, it says, "The state of New York plans to take up a major redevelopment project for our community. Unfortunately, the state has chosen to ignore the surrounding communities and our concerns about the current redevelopment proposal."

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