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Proposed Waterfront Amenities

Tom Graham, project manager at RXR Realty, the real estate operating company in charge of the waterfront redevelopment project, went over all of the public amenities at Wednesday night’s town hall meeting at Glen Cove City Hall.

 

Graham said that the 20.8 acres of open space will include an esplanade/walkway, bike path and 2.9 miles of upland pathways. This is in addition to a planned Art & Culture Center with amphitheater and public parking, Renaissance Park with recreation area and

gazebo and a marina park with a café building and available public parking.

 

A full service luxury marina with yacht basin and an esplanade with wetlands, nature walk and observatory pier is planned, as well as an 8,000-square-foot playground with tot lot play equipment and pre-teen equipment.

 

“This is an exciting project and a cool, green sustainable effort,” said Graham. “In the next 12 months we plan to start construction and moving things along.”

 

Rick Parisi, of the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design firm M. Paul Friedberg & Partners, said that his firm wanted to create an open space where “people want to come down to all the time.”

 

“People can come down to have a cup of coffee, fly a kite, take a walk on the waterfront or just take in the sights,” said Parisi. “We want to make it a place where people want to be here all the time.”

 

There were a lot of questions from residents about proposed security at the waterfront, parking availability and recreational activities.

 

“We have no special security plans at this time but are working with the police department, parks department and fire department on this matter,” said Graham.

 

He added that the area would be very well lit with “nautical-type lights along the roads and waterfront.”

 

As far as parking, Graham said that there are close to 2,000 parking spaces planned for the site for employees and visitors.

 

He said that the area would be easily accessible with Garvies Point Road and Herb Hill Road being “the main way in and out and Dickson Street being another possible entrance.”

 

One resident wanted to know if there would be facilities for team sports such as baseball or volleyball.

 

“There will not be any sports fields because they take up a lot of space and are not sustainable,” said Graham. “There will be room for passive recreational activities but no team sport activity.”

 

He added that every residential building on the property will have its own recreation unit.

 

John Fabio, oresident of the Greenvale Civic Association, wanted to know if there had been any traffic studies done at the area of Glen Cove Road and Northern Blvd.

 

“The Glen Cove Road/25A intersection is the second busiest intersection in the county and I’m concerned about the impact of traffic when this whole thing is finally finished,” said Fabio.

 

Graham said that there has been an offsite traffic improvement plan on every major intersection on Northern Blvd., which has been ongoing for the past three years in anticipation of this completed project.


News

James (Jim) S. Adams of Rye, NH and Jupiter, FL, formerly of Glen Cove, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Jim was loved dearly by his family and many friends.  

 

Born on May 17, 1926, to Soterios and Helen Adams, Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (Jarvis) Adams, sister Mary Yiannacopoulos, sons and their wives Robert and Allyn, Jim and Christine and John and Mary Lou, and their grandchildren Christopher and his wife Dana, Jim, Bill, Michael, Matthew, Kathleen, Lauren, Ryan and Kelly as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mathnasium is now open on School Street in Glen Cove for students of all ages to improve upon their math skills.

 

Brijesh Parekh, owner of the Glen Cove franchise, first became interested in working for Mathnasium after learning about their curriculum at another franchise on Long Island.

 

“When I came across Mathnasium, it interested me the way they taught the kids,” Parekh said. “Math was always up my ally.”


Sports

Three members of the Glen Cove Big Red Boys Lacrosse Team were honored at the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner on June 11.

Pictured are Ryan Perkins, Sean Peet and  Phil Grella, who were awarded for both their play on the field and their work in the classroom. Ryan was named to the All-County Honorable Mention Team, Sean and Phil were named to the All-Conference Team. All three also received Academic All-Conference standing for their work in the classroom.


Glen Cove High School recently held its first-ever Athletics Wall of Fame Induction ceremony in the school’s athletic wing. 

 

Wall of Fame inductees are varsity players who have been selected as All-County in their respective sport. This year, 12 Glen Cove students were named All-County, earning themselves an eight-by-ten photograph mounted and framed on the storied wall near the gymnasium. The Wall of Fame dates back to its first inductee in 1974.


Calendar

Ribbon Cutting - July 24

Downtown Sounds - July 25

St. Rocco's Feast - July 29


Columns

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