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Babylon Town Tuesday is holding a public hearing on a proposed apartment complex in East Farmingdale.
Parkway Properties Inc. of Farmingdale is looking to build 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments on a 2.25-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Eastern Parkway and Denton Place. The site currently has industrial and storage buildings.
The hearing is for zoning changes required for the...Read more »
The Kings Park Heritage Museum will host its annual Ranny Reeve Jazz Festival on Friday, Feb. 28, in celebration of Black History Month.
Reeve is a nearly 88-year-old improv legend, music teacher and Coram resident.
“He’s been a great community member. Because of him, Kings Park community members have gone on to have successful jazz careers,” said museum volunteer Lois Valpis.
Reeve...Read more »
The village of Massapequa Park trustees on Monday night approved breaking the tax cap for the fiscal 2015 budget if needed.
The village does not expect to break the cap, but wants to have the authority to do so as it begins to work on its budget, village administrator Peggy Caltabiano said.
“We don’t anticipate going over it,” Caltabiano said of the state cap. The authorization is “there...Read more »
Hempstead Town will deploy parks department employees and sanitation crews to help fill in the potholes that have beset the town’s streets this winter, officials said Monday.
Repairing the roadway cracks and craters is typically the responsibility of the town highway department, but the high volume of potholes opening up this month has led the town to use workers from other departments, Hempstead...Read more »
East Hampton Village is getting ready for spring by proposing changes in the village code to address two perennial local problems — noise and parking.
The village board already restricts “loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises,” and wants to further limit noise by reducing the hours that construction and demolition work can take place. The board also plans to extend by about two months the...Read more »
Glen Cove residents packed City Hall last week to hear about the public spaces that would be part of a proposed $1 billion mixed-use waterfront project.
While the topic was the public spaces, residents raised concerns about the security, parking and traffic and some questioned the suitability of the project for the city.
The landscape architect of the project, Rick Parisi, a managing...Read more »
An Island Park solar energy company is holding a competition for Long Island and New York City high school students, with the winners traveling to the Palace of Versailles in Paris.
Participants will compete for a spot at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international solar energy competition that takes place at Versailles in June and July. EmPower Solar of Island Park is collecting entries...Read more »
Munsey Park Village trustees voted unanimously to adopt a new law that bans basketball hoops from the village’s right of way.
The law still grants homeowners automatic permission to construct the hoops on their garages or on poles in front of or next to their garages. The board of trustees will consider poles in other locations on a case-by-case basis.
The law bans the hoops from the...Read more »
The newly formed Island Park Business & Residential Chamber plans to host a meeting Wednesday about a developer’s plan to build luxury apartments on Waterview Road.
Developer John Vitale, who wants to build 85 units at the former site of the Paddy McGee’s and Coyote Grill restaurants, is expected to speak at the meeting, the chamber said in a statement.
Vitale’s address is to be...Read more »
Brandon West wasn’t competing in the Long Island Kickline Association Championships Sunday, but as he sat in the stands at Uniondale High School watching Deer Park High School perform, he was as nervous as the girls on the team.
West, 17, a Sachem North High School senior from Lake Ronkonkoma, was there to cheer on Deer Park sophomore Angela Zabas. He was also waiting to ask her the big question:...Read more »