Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
I have lived in Mineola at Birchwood Court since 1994. For several of those years I worked at 222 Station Plaza North (Greater NY Savings Bank/Astoria Federal Bank) in the shadow of the “Going”sign.
I’ve watched it deteriorate over many years and I strongly believe that Winthrop should be given the opportunity to refurbish, restore and maintain this sign, as they are such a big part of this community.
Winthrop has thousands of employees that fuel the economy in Mineola. Staff members own co-ops/condos and rentals in Mineola. They also keep the Station Plaza Diner in business as I’m sure the owner, Nick Liakonis can tell you.
Since “Going” has been gone since 1974, it’s time to move on. I feel that Winthrop should make the new “Welcome To Mineola” sign and get the credit they deserve for keeping Mineola going (no pun intended).