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Letter: Inisfada

(Editor’s note: This letter, written by a Great Neck resident, was sent to Village of North Hills Mayor Marvin Nattiss and is reprinted here at the request of the writer.)

My name is Patrick Silberstein the president/owner of the Thomaston Building located in the village of Great Neck Plaza at 8 Bond street. The building is listed in the National

 Register of Historic Places. As someone deeply committed to the maintaining and preservation of structures with historical significance, architecturally and socially, I was alarmed to read in last week The New York Times that the sale of the property in which the house, Inisfada, is set might involve the demolition of this beautiful and culturally important dwelling. 

 

As a business person I fully understand that the sellers of this estate are entitled to profit by the selling of their property. However if this sale involves the demolition of the house that would be a choice with deleterious consequences as it would once and for all erase an important legacy of the early twentieth century that is the patrimony left to all of us who live on Long Island’s North Shore. 

 

I am certain that you and your board will act judiciously respecting the future of Inisfada. 

 

Patrick Silberstein