2. Island Garden Arena

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Built in 1957, Island Garden, situated in West Hempstead, Long Island, was a concert and performance venue that showcased the likes of Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong and the Family Stone. The venue hosted the New York Nets from 1969 to 1972. In 1973, the arena was partially demolished. A shopping center was constructed on part of the former arena, and a new youth basketball venue was established in 1998.