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Letter: Fix Hicksville’s parking situation

Activists supporting a hike in New York State's

Activists supporting a hike in New York State's minimum wage plan to demonstrate Monday, March 28, 2016, at Mineola, Garden City, and Hicksville LIRR stations. Credit: Steve Pfost

I read with interest your editorial “Hope for Hicksville — and beyond” [July 10]. But how can the Newsday editorial board write something that long and not mention the catastrophically bad parking situation in Hicksville?

So much of Hicksville’s economy is built on its position as a Long Island Rail Road hub, yet no one has addressed the woeful lack of parking for commuters. Mornings are a virtual war zone, with cars littered about in legal and illegal spaces — and into neighborhoods.

Some public lots have too many spaces time-limited by meters, and people avoid them. This results in the absurd situation of many empty spaces.

How the town could have allowed things to get to this point is beyond me.

Drew Oringer, Syosset


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