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.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
This month, the Professional Golfers Association of America [PGA] hosted the Barclays Tournament—part of the first round of PGA’s FedEx Tournament with a $1 million prize—at the Bethpage Black Golf Course. From the event, the PGA released $50,000 to the Village of Farmingdale.
“It was great working with the Farmingdale community, one of the best host communities in the country”, said Peter Mele, PGA Tour Director.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
Starting July 26, the St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale will feature a production of the hit musical, The Wizard of Oz.
Based on a classic tale—first penned as a children’s novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later transformed into a major motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer in 1939— The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy Gale, played by Zoe Neyer, and her dog Toto, who after being thrown into a twister end up in the Land of Oz.
Trying to find her way home, Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch of the North, played by Angela Roedig, who instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road.”
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament.
Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)
Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.
The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.