The contentious debate over the August 1 vote on the Nassau Coliseum referendum has spilled out into the streets of Levittown.
Last Friday, a Levittown man was arrested for allegedly attempting to write "NO" with a pen over a New York Islander-sponsored "Vote Yes on August 1" sign in Jericho. But the vandalism hasn't been limited to Jericho, as anyone driving east along Hempstead Turnpike between Loring Road and Division Ave today could visibly see today.
The Islanders posted numerous "Vote Yes" signs along that stretch. An unofficial Patch count noted at least eighteen signs were posted at one point. Sixteen of those signs are still posted, although some of those signs were partially torn. All of the ones still posted, however, had messages written over them in black ink telling local voters to vote down the proposal on August 1.
The slogans on the signs vary. One says "Not with Public $." One says "Vote NO to Taxpayer Theft." Another says "Vote NO Debt." Several say "Let Wang Pay." Others simply say "NO" in capital letters.
The above gallery displays all of the signs, which stretch from the Uncle Louie G's Italian Ice Eatery just east of the intersection of Loring Road and Hempstead Turnpike to the entrance to a side road along Hempstead Turnpike just in front of Division Ave.