Mangano, Suozzi Debate at L.B. Boardwalk?

Should the candidates square off in Long Beach? Let us know in the comments.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, and Thomas Suozzi, the former executive.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, and Thomas Suozzi, the former executive.

Howie Appel, better known as in Long Beach as radio show host “Halftime Howie,” suggested at Tuesday's City Council meeting that the city host a debate between Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his predecessor and challenger, Thomas Suozzi, at a certain newly redeveloped structure in town. 

“My idea is, to show that Long Beach is coming back, how about right around [the one-year anniversary of] Hurricane Sandy they have a debate right on the boardwalk in Long Beach,” Appel said to the council. “It would be the first-ever debate on the boardwalk. It would bring a lot of money and attention to Long Beach. People would patronize our stores, our restaurants.”

Mangano, a Republican, and Suozzi, a Democrat, are scheduled to debate on Oct. 29, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury at 8:30 a.m., and they will debate again later that day at the News 12 Long Island’s TV studios.

What are your thoughts on Appel’s suggestion? Sound off in the comments below?

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Mike L. Fakin September 18, 2013 at 03:19 PM
This is the dumbest idea I have ever heard. Halftime Howie is a moron. 100% assanine. Who listens to WGBB or his shows anyway? Who listens to the radio?
paul.d.spellman September 18, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Halftime Whoie?
Eddie September 18, 2013 at 04:33 PM
... and if it rains?
Patrick Smith September 18, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Mangano is running on , quote . Thank you for not raising my taxes Ed Mangano , my property taxes in long beach went up 20% shame on all the whores
Larry Moriarty September 18, 2013 at 04:56 PM
if it helps our local businesses why not?
paul.d.spellman September 18, 2013 at 07:18 PM
It would be great if the could hold it front of the Allegria, perhaps they could ask that local business for some of the taxes they owe. They cracked the top 20! Follow this link and http://www.tax.ny.gov/enforcement/warrants.htm then click on Top 250 business taxpayers look for #16
Eddie September 18, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Wow, we could ask Suozzi if he's going to re-institute his UTILITY tax that Mangano struck down. Or install more red light cameras. Or raise Nassau taxes another 33%. He'd fit in just great with the gang of Democrats who raised Long Beach taxes 30% and are raising them 16% each of the next two years.
larry teague September 19, 2013 at 08:37 AM
and maybe mr suozzi would answer why he is aligned with the administration in long beach who love taxing and borrowing us into bankruptcy. oh, that is stupid. that is exactly what he did to Nassau county. makes sense that he is camping out here. the boardwalk is simply a perfect prop for a perfectly dumb idea by a "radio show host" on where?
Lucille September 19, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Our taxes have tripled since Mangano is in office and he uses our tax dollars to brainwash the public that we should actually thank him!!! He is borrowing like there is NO tomorrow and if he does another term, there will be no tomorrow for our children & business to stay and thrive in Nassau County.
Barbara J Lee September 19, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Personally I hope for sake of seeing Tom Suozzi back in the County Exec seat, that he avoid aligning himself with LB dems.
Eddie September 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Lucille, what are you talking about? County taxes went down. I pay $2000 less since Mangano got in office. And Mangano got rid of Suozzi's utility tax. Remember that? Another $500 I save every year. School has gone up as has Long Beach. The LB Democrats raised them three times in a year. But County taxes have gone down. How about Suozzi's Section 8 expansion. What did that do for the County's property? Unless you are on Section 8 or welfare, you should have no use for the Democrats.
Longbeacher September 20, 2013 at 07:18 AM
pat smith ,u live in long beach .u r LB taxes went up not nassau ,that why u keep voting the Dems ,U DON'T KNOW WHAT U R TALKING ABOUT ,LONG BEACH TAX !NOT NASSAU


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