On Dec. 11, 2013, the state announced Consolidated Funding awards for each of the 10 economic development regions designated by Gov. Cuomo more than three years ago. Long Island came out in first place, with $83 million in total funding.
Glen Cove took home $3.5 million between the $1 million awarded to the Piazza mixed-use redevelopment in the downtown and the $2.5 million award for the reconstruction of Herb Hill/Garvies Point Road, the critical infrastructure project linking the downtown to the $1 billion waterfront mixed-use redevelopment project known as “Garvies Point.”
The reconstruction of the roadway, also known as the Waterfront Connector, has been the focus of coordination efforts between Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi, CDA/IDA Executive Director K. Kelly Morris, the L.I. Regional Economic Development Council (EDC) and L.I.
Regional Planning Council, which designated our downtown and waterfront redevelopment a “Project of Regional Significance” back in 2011.
Kelly Morris, a member of the EDC's infrastructure working group for three years, presented the project to the council earlier this year.
“Having the opportunity to work closely with the regional council throughout this process has been a tremendous asset to the project and to the city,” Morris said.
Following the presentation and submission of the connector as a “transformative project” earlier this year, the grant application was submitted to the state, with the EDC recommending the project for award.
“This grant would not have been possible without the city’s redevelopment team, the leadership of Kelly Morris [and] the expertise of Ann Fangmann from D&B Engineers and Architects who authored the application," said outgoing Mayor Ralph Suozzi. Calling the initiative "critical to the city's rebirth as a waterfront destination, he also thanked "the State of New York for their continued commitment to Glen Cove and the economic development opportunities recognized in these projects.”
Currently undergoing Final Design, the Road is set to break ground in early 2015, concurrent with Phase I of the Garvies Point Mixed-Use Redevelopment on the waterfront.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.
“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang. It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.
“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”