With Litigation Looming
A new guide to define sprawl, written by Yale professor of architecture and urbanism, Dolores Hayden identifies sites like Waldbaum's on East Shore Road, a TOAD, an acronym for Temporary, Obsolete, Abandoned or Derelict spots. Waldbaum's, owned by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Corp. (A & P), closed its location overlooking Manhasset Bay on March 31, 2001 and reopened at the Gardens of Great Neck. On July 3, 2001, the Village of Great Neck imposed a moratorium on issuing building permits along the East Shore Road corridor for the purpose of studying an idea to upzone the area from industrial to a waterfront district allowing mixed uses. During this time, the property with its 29,000 square foot building remained vacant despite the fact that the moratorium did not preclude renting the building.
Spotlight on Great Neck Estates
Great Neck Estates has embarked on an ambitious construction program over the past several years. During the last fiscal year we have completed the renovation of all of the Village streets. This was the largest single project that the Village had undertaken in its history. In addition, the following projects were completed; replacement of the park pergola with a sunshade system, lining of the village pool, complete resurfacing of the interior park-walkways, addition of a new basketball court and the resurfacing of the original court, installation of a sprinkler system in the main park, and the installation of new soft tennis courts.
Special Olympics 9th Annual Great Neck Games
On Saturday, May 22, 80 Special Olympics basketball stars from LI, North and South High varsity basketball players, and the Special Olympics volunteers came together to celebrate the ninth annual Great Neck Games hosted by North High School. The basketball challenge was a tremendous victory for South when team player Steve Penn upset the score against North with the winning points in the last quarter of the game. The emotions of the day continued to soar when Margaret McNichol proudly received the Joan Grunebaum Great Neck Spirits player of the year award, and Spirits basketball player, Ron won a "Sweet million" dollars in the free-throw competition. And, when QuackerJack of the LI Ducks baseball team laced his very large bright green sneakers, fluffed his fine white feathers and walked onto the court, it was a wonderful, fun-filled day for all indeed!
Hadassah Pro Am Tennis Tournament Aug. 8
Tennis players have an opportunity to enter a Great Neck tournament and support Hadassah at the same time.
Welcome Ron Friedman!