Franklin Avenue Loses Its Fifth Avenue
After calling Franklin Avenue home for more than 40 years, Saks Fifth Avenue is saying goodbye to Garden City. The department store operator, Saks Inc., intends to close 11 of its under-performing locations, including three of its Off 5th discount outlet stores in order to focus on the more profitable stores.
The Battle to Silence Blaring Train Horns
Responding to a legislative mandate, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued, in December 2003, an interim final rule that requires all locomotive horns be sounded, as a warning to highway users, while a train is approaching and entering a public rail crossing.
Thunder Maroon 11's Storm Hicksville
"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." The season's seesawing fortunes continue for the 11-year-old Thunder Maroon gridders. In the aftermath of a disappointing 18-6 road loss two weeks ago at the hands of the NCYFL 2003 semi-finalist Bellmore Braves, head coach Bob Jahelka's Thunder Boys traveled to the Hicksville Middle School and pasted a 30-0 thumping on the host Hicksville Comets.
Strikers Compete In a State Cup Game
One could not have asked for a better day to play soccer. The weather was ideal and the stage was set for the competition in a state cup game for the U-11 girls division. The teams were The Garden City Strikers versus the West Babylon Hurricanes in a match that only one word could describe - awesome! The two teams were matched in both defense and offense. The game was not predictable until the final whistle was blown.
'Seventh Street Will Soon Look Like Ghost Town'
From The Mayor's Office