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Staller To Benefit Village

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

Staller project.

 

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.

News

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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