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Parking hearing set for area near NUMC

East Meadow is named for its location, according

East Meadow is named for its location, according to the hamlet's Chamber of Commerce website. In 1655, Thomas Langdon reported at the Hempstead Town meeting that he surveyed the "East Meadow" and found it suitable for the grazing and watering of cattle. (March 12, 2012) Credit: Nicole Bartoline

Hempstead’s town board is expected on Tuesday to set a hearing about a proposal that would bring residency-restricted parking to an East Meadow neighborhood located near Nassau University Medical Center.

State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) and Assemb. Thomas McKevitt (R-East Meadow) submitted legislation last year that sought to create a residents-only parking-permit district in the area, where residents say streets are clogged by cars parked by hospital employees and patients. The bill passed in June, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed it into law on Wednesday.

The law enables Hempstead Town officials to put up signs and issue permits, but the town must first hold a hearing, officials said. The hearing could be set for Sept. 3, town spokesman Mike Deery said.

Advocates of the law have said the restriction should apply to Jefferson, First and Second streets, and Roosevelt, Lincoln and Franklin avenues — all of which are south of Hempstead Turnpike and a few blocks from the hospital.

The bill allows for those streets and several others located south, east and west of the hospital to be restricted to permit holders.

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