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, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.