We moved to Plainview more than 45 years ago to get away from the multistory congestion of Brooklyn. We wanted a community of single-family homes.

Since then, we have seen a number of changes that have to some degree urbanized our community. There are apartment dwellings such as The Villas and several buildings for senior citizens.

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It's time to stop Plainview from becoming a South Florida-type community. As a senior myself, I say we should preserve what's left of suburban Plainview.

There is nothing country about the Country Pointe project ["Plainview housing could revive village," Letters, Feb. 25]. It's urban sprawl and shouldn't be built here.

Leonard Meisels, Plainview