March 30, 2007

  • News: A Sweeping Proposal for East Shore Road

    A glimmer of light is peeking through the dingy, large, abandoned East Shore Road waterfront property in the Village of Great Neck; property that could now one day be redeveloped into an inviting residential complex, complete with waterfront and park-like space dedicated to the community, as well as a welcome provision for workforce housing. Ben Ringel of Armstrong Capital has proposed a project that would include the entire piece of waterfront property rezoned by the village three years ago (following extensive public hearings and studies), as the Waterfront Development District. Although Mr. Ringel presently owns the old Waldbaum's property, in order to bring this development to fruition, he would also have to purchase the surrounding property and dredge the adjacent waterway. FULL STORY

  • News: Restaurant Moratorium Still on Hold

    The Village of Great Neck Plaza's proposed six-month moratorium on restaurants and other eating establishments in the village is still under consideration by Mayor Jean Celender and the board of trustees, as the concept faces strong opposition, especially from property owners. The Plaza officially presented the proposal at the March 7 meeting, with a second hearing on March 21. The mayor has stated that the moratorium would be used to take time to work with consultants to determine a way to attract a more diverse business mix into the downtown area. FULL STORY

  • Sports: I Never Run Alone

    Julia is beside me. She's there as always, her genuine and kindhearted smile supporting me, through every run, and through every step in life. I often find myself reflecting back on our runs together --- Julia sprinting up all hills, a memory that has now become habit for me; or running in the rain, or through sprinklers; runs with spectacular views of the sunset; runs in which we discussed everything from movies and books, to our innermost feelings, to our dreams. We shared the joy of the run --- the freedom, the soreness, the energy and excitement, the silence, the people we passed, the changing landscapes, the uniqueness of every run. FULL STORY

  • Sports: Poloniak Receives Mariners Award

    After recently returning home from Houston, TX after capturing numerous All-American certificates, the head coaching staff of Sean Tedesco, Melissa Chamberlin and Kevin Ryan all learned that one of their swimmers has been honored with the prestigious "Mariners Award," given to a plebe who has excelled academically and athletically. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: For Passover
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