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North Amityville's infamous intersection

"The Corner" of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville is shown as it appeared in 1986. (March 6, 1986) Photo Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood

The intersection of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville -- long known simply as "the corner" -- is infamous for its open-air drug trade. In February 2013, Babylon Town officials were considering proposals to build a nonprofit food market, affordable housing or an urgent care medical center at the intersection, which has struggled to support legitimate commerce.

Photo Credit: Newsday / Dick Yarwood

"The Corner" of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville is shown as it appeared in 1986. (March 6, 1986)

Police arrive on the scene at
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Police arrive on the scene at "The Corner," Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville. (June 1, 1986)

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"The Corner" of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville is pictured in this 1986 photo. Officials say they will use resident input in developing the infamous intersection. (Dec. 1, 1986)

A 1987 aerial photo of
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A 1987 aerial photo of "The Corner" of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville, where officials envision a new grocery or restaurants when it is redeveloped. (May 29, 1987)

Residents watch the demolition of the buildings on
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Residents watch the demolition of the buildings on "The Corner." Developers have plans for affordable housing units at the intersection. (Jan. 9, 1989)

Rosemarie Dearing, executive director of NACEC (North Amityville
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Rosemarie Dearing, executive director of NACEC (North Amityville Community Economic Council), stands at "The Corner" of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road. The corner was being renovated with new businesses like the Tutor-Time Child Learning Center in the background.

A new business incubator was planned in 2005
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A new business incubator was planned in 2005 for the North Amityville Community Economic Council at the corner of Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue in North Amityville. (Oct. 27, 2005)

Rosemarie Dearing, executive director of the North Amityville
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Rosemarie Dearing, executive director of the North Amityville Community Economic Council, displays an architectural drawing of the proposed building. (Oct. 27, 2005)

Architectural drawing of the front of the building
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Architectural drawing of the front of the building where the new business incubator will housed for the North Amityville Community Economic Council at the corner of Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue in North Amityville. (Oct. 27, 2005)

The corner of Albany Avenue and Great Neck
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The corner of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville, seen in 2005, is now being eyed for redevelopment. (Nov. 5, 2005)

A building that once housed a Rite-Aid at
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A building that once housed a Rite-Aid at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Great Neck Road in North Amityville is now vacant. (Dec. 18, 2010)

At the southwest corner, the Rite-Aid pharmacy that
Photo Credit: Newsday / Ed Betz

At the southwest corner, the Rite-Aid pharmacy that did double duty as a supermarket in the underserved community was boarded up in 2010. (Dec. 18, 2010)

Redevelopment is planned for the intersection of Great
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Redevelopment is planned for the intersection of Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue in North Amityville. (Feb. 21, 2013)

Babylon Town officials are considering proposals to build
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Babylon Town officials are considering proposals to build at a North Amityville intersection, shown on Feb. 21, 2013, infamous for its open-air drug trade.

Three developers who presented plans for 2.7 acres
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Three developers who presented plans for 2.7 acres of town-owned land at the intersection at a town board meeting Tuesday said they envisioned some sort of "food destination" there, either a grocery store or restaurants, among other proposals. (Feb. 21, 2013)

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