Written by Pat Grace: email@example.com Friday, 06 April 2012 00:00
Some people take the meaning of ‘the power of the press’ a bit too far.
“She was really mad she got a parking ticket, and asked if I could fix it since I was on the front page of the Manhasset Press,” Chamber President Les Forrai recounted as members trickled into the Plandome Road Merchants Association (PRMA) meeting held on March 28, for the first time in the afternoon, at Silva Real Estate.
“Article did cover parking issues,” someone chuckled.
“I suggested,” Forrai said, “that she call 311.”
Thus ensued another discussion on parking and hopes were high following an exploratory meeting with Councilwoman Anna Kaplan and Park District Commissioners Bernard Rolston and John Regan. There was talk of normalizing parking on the feeder streets to Plandome Road and talk of utilizing the ample space at the highway department site located at Maple Avenue and Bayview Avenue, just south of the train trestle, to park postal trucks. That property, someone explained, had belonged to the county but was transferred to the town, enabling the town to make decisions regarding how it is used. Remember, another cautioned, that postal trucks are federal property.
The list of parking problems includes employee parking on Manhasset’s main street. One bank was identified as having 19 employees, all forced to continually move their vehicles over the course of the day or risk a fine. And those parking spots are unavailable to shoppers.
Katie Miller, of Coalition for a Safer Manhasset (CSM), reminded members the second annual “Sidewalk Sweep” on Plandome Road is Saturday, April 21, and participants will gather at the Manhasset train station from 10 a.m. to noon. The Coalition for a Safer Manhasset, the Chamber of Commerce and the Plandome Road Merchants’ Association (a chamber committee), in partnership with the Town of North Hempstead, will host the event. The town will be supplying T-shirts, gloves and trash bags; volunteers are encouraged to bring a broom.
To piggyback on the assembled crowd and their enthusiasm, a retail-driven event is being considered on the same day.
The PRMA moves quickly. A logo has been developed and will identify all correspondence from the PRMA so, hopefully, the community can more easily identify their mailings.
Often during discussions, most recently on the imminent repaving of Plandome Road, there is confusion as to what properties and roads belong to the county and which properties and roads are owned by the town.
Effective September 2007 the Town of North Hempstead acquired nine parks and 12 roads from Nassau County when then-County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi and Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman agreed to transfer 230 acres and 26 miles of roads from the county to the town. The deal stipulated at the time that the county would pay the town $3 million to take over the properties and assume all repairs and maintenance, saving the county road and park maintenance expenses going forward; the town gained more control over local parks, roads and land.
In 2007, the county stated that “as part of the agreement, Nassau County will no longer be required to resurface the 12 roads transferred, saving the county $1.8 million in capital funds for resurfacing of other roads.”
One of the roads transferred was Plandome Road, and at the time Supervisor Kaiman said, ‘’Since we’re responsible for the sidewalks and the curbs, we might as well be responsible for the roads as well.’’
Manhasset parks transferred included Whitney Pond Park, Manhasset Valley Park and Plandome Park.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
It seems as though the real estate market is not the only thing hot in Manhasset. A number of new stores are popping up throughout the community making Manhasset the go-to location for business. On Plandome Road, facades are being renovated to add a fresh new look. The change is updating the appearance of the existing storefronts and causing the opening of new businesses. The exterior facade of Vincents Cleaners, Tony’s Shoe Repair and Manhasset Hair Stylists are brand new both front and back. The renovation beckons customers to come in to shop on a new trendy main street.
Last week a new tenant moved into the space that adorns the renovated new storefront called ivivva. ivivva is a new store from lululemon featuring clothing for young girls age 4 to 14. And the trend continues. Just this weekend, two new businesses, Adelina Boutique and Barrel Grapes, and new members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce opened their doors here. They held grand opening events on Friday and Saturday night.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.