Written by Gary Simeone Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00
If you’ve walked down Main Street recently , you’ve probably noticed a huge demolition site where a series of shopping outlets used to be . The site which is located at 231 Main Street is part of the Staller
Associates Project which includes 26 luxury apartment units and 3,100 square feet of retail space. Just a few blocks way at 285 Eastern Parkway, 27 additional housing units are being built as part of the
The developments, along with the new Jefferson Plaza Apartments on Main Street, bring multi-family housing and small retail units to the Village.
“These projects bring people to our Village with disposable income who will shop at our stores and eat at our restaurants,” said Farmingdale Mayor, Ralph Ekstrand. “They will help bring a presence to our
Village and make Farmingdale the place to be.”
Mayor Ekstrand added that he hopes the new apartments and retail outlets will bring younger people back to the area to give them the incentive to shop locally in the village.
“A lot of the people who live and work here are part of the baby boomer demographic and I hope with these projects that young people will feel they can come back to one of the great communities on Long Island,” said Ekstrand.
The project at 231 Main Street will feature a brick layout similar in appearance to St. Kilian Church and large glass plate windows. It is a transit oriented development that is located in the heart of Main Street and is a three minute walk fro the train station. The complex will have three floors and and will be outfitted with high rise balconies and will have self contained parking availability.
“I love the idea of balconies on Main Street” Ekstrand said. “It will give the street sought of a New Orleans flavor and will allow people to interact with each other from balcony to street level. It will also promote walkability in the Village.”
The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
The Staller project on Eastern Parkway is a $7.5 million dollar project that includes 40,000 square feet among 27 rental apartment units. The 3 1/2 story building that is being planned is currently in a demolition phase and work will commence once the final blueprints and engineering specs have been completed. Work is expected to begin in three to four months. The new development will also offer self contained parking on its premises.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets.
Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program.
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:38
Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.
3rd Grade Division
The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory. For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from. The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.