Written by Jessica Ablamsky, Manhasset@antonnews.com Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00
The Manhasset Park District is stepping up enforcement in its Long Island Rail Road parking lot.
It can take 10-15 minutes for Manhasset commuters to leave the parking lot in their vehicles because people picking up passengers clog the lot by waiting in their vehicles in a no standing or idling zone, said Manhasset Park District Commissioner David Paterson at the July 22 meeting.
To urge people to move along, the parking lot features new signs, as well as a Park District code enforcement officer two to three nights per week. Standing or idling in the parking lot is a $70 fine.
“It does not matter how big the signs are or what they say, the only thing people pay attention to is a man with a badge,” Paterson said.
“You almost need someone there every night of the week,” said Park District Chairman Mark Sauvigne. “When you don’t have someone there every night, someone realizes it and it starts all over again.”
Additional enforcement could be provided by the Town of North Hempstead, whose representatives met with Park District representatives, after the July 22nd Park District meeting.
Town officials have not yet made a decision regarding additional enforcement, according to Sauvigne.
“We feel confident we will be able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, as there is presently one in place with the Great Neck Park District,” he said.
There is no specific time limit for vehicles picking up passengers, but the lane nearest the train is intended only for passenger pick-up or drop-off.
People who are waiting for passengers should find a spot or keep driving, Sauvigne said.
Commuter parking permits are available to residents who live within the Manhasset Park District.
Each residence may apply for up to two parking permits, which are $35 each.
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.