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Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 20, of Farmingdale enjoying maneuvers (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 20, of Farmingdale enjoying maneuvers while negotiating his way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Farmingdale, skateboarders clash over streets

Farmingdale officials want to ban skateboarding on two hilly village streets (Fairview Road and Yoakum Street) they say are a recipe for disaster, with skaters traveling at high speeds and cars backing out of driveways. Skaters protested the proposed law at an Oct. 1 public hearing.

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a public hearing to discuss the dangers of skaters traveling at high speeds down Lenox Hill, Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a public hearing to discuss the dangers of skaters traveling at high speeds down Lenox Hill, Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Skateboarder Angelina Monserrate, 13, of Farmingdale speaks at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Angelina Monserrate, 13, of Farmingdale speaks at the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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Skateboarder Russell Lascala, 19, of Massapequa, speaks at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Russell Lascala, 19, of Massapequa, speaks at the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Skateboarder Russell Lascala, 19, of Massapequa, speaks at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Russell Lascala, 19, of Massapequa, speaks at the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Skateboarder Robert Winant, 23, of Farmingdale speaks at
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Robert Winant, 23, of Farmingdale speaks at the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmindale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees hold a public hearing to discuss the dangers of skaters traveling at high speeds down Lenox Hill, Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Skateboarder Robert Winant, 23, of Farmingdale, attends the
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Robert Winant, 23, of Farmingdale, attends the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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Skateboarder Angelina Monserrate, 13, of Farmingdale, with the
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Skateboarder Angelina Monserrate, 13, of Farmingdale, with the blue hair, after speaking at the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees public hearing about skateboarding in Farmingdale. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Skateboarder Chris Abel, 19, of Farmingdale negotiates his
(Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Chris Abel, 19, of Farmingdale negotiates his way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 20, of Farmingdale enjoying maneuvers
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 20, of Farmingdale enjoying maneuvers while negotiating his way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

A skateboarder enjoys the short hill on Fairview
(Credit: Newsday /J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

A skateboarder enjoys the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder Anthony Chille, 19, and Derek Fesolowich, 20,
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Anthony Chille, 19, and Derek Fesolowich, 20, both of Farmingdale enjoy maneuvers while negotiating their way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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Skateboarder Chris Abel, 19, of Farmingdale rides down
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Skateboarder Chris Abel, 19, of Farmingdale rides down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder Anthony Chille, 19, left,and Derek Fesolowich, 20,
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Anthony Chille, 19, left,and Derek Fesolowich, 20, both of Farmingdale, make their way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarders enjoy the short hill on Fairview Road
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarders enjoy the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarders Anthony Chille, 19, left, and Derek Fesolowich,
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarders Anthony Chille, 19, left, and Derek Fesolowich, 20, both of Farmingdale, enjoy maneuvers while negotiating their way down a short hill on Fairview Rd. in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder works it on the short hill on
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder works it on the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale (Sept 20, 2012)

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Three skateboarders enjoy the short hill on Fairview
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Three skateboarders enjoy the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

A skateboarder enjoys the short hill on Fairview
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

A skateboarder enjoys the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

A skateboarder goes down the short hill on
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

A skateboarder goes down the short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder Derek Fesolowich, 20, of Farmingdale enjoys maneuvers
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Derek Fesolowich, 20, of Farmingdale enjoys maneuvers while negotiating his way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 19, of Farmingdale enjoys maneuvers
(Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

Skateboarder Rob Mantooth, 19, of Farmingdale enjoys maneuvers while negotiating his way down a short hill on Fairview Road in Farmingdale. (Sept. 20, 2012)

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