Spotlight on Great Neck Plaza
The major projects in the coming year include continuation of traffic calming projects. We completed a new modern roundabout at the prior Barstow Road traffic circle and other electronic devices on one grant and are looking forward to completing a second New York State Department of Transportation grant, administering federal monies under a program entitled, "Local Safe Streets and Traffic Calming." This grant program provides 90 percent federal monies with a 10 percent village matching contribution, which will reconstruct Great Neck Road and provide traffic calming features to slow traffic, enhance pedestrian and vehicle safety and provide an improved, safer roadway.
Major Renovations in the Works for Village Green
On June 28, the Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners held a public meeting at the Great Neck House to discuss plans to renovate and improve the Village Green. This effort is part of an overall plan within the next five years to improve the infrastructure of the Great Neck park system. The park board approved the issuing of a $3.8 million bond to finance the improvements. The bond will cover replacing the Village Green's existing playground and upgrading its existing lighting and electrical system, which is not code compliant, at a total estimated cost of $250,000. The equipment for the new playground has yet to be decided. Further improvements, still in the planning stages, to the Village Green are hoped to be completed within two to three years. They are expected to be financed by private and state grants.
Walking for a Breast Cancer Cure
Former Great Neck resident Robin Goldfarb of New York City will join approximately 4,000 other dedicated women and men at the Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust. The participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for critical research and community outreach programs.
2003-2004 Kings Point Varsity Awards
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy celebrated its finest in athletics, Thursday evening, at the 2003-2004 Varsity Athletics Awards Dinner, honoring Kings Point's most outstanding student-athletes, coaches, regiment, faculty, staff and members of the Academy Family.
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