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Town of North Hempstead Approves Building Expansion

6,800 sq. ft. additions to Greenvale property

The Town of North Hempstead board has unanimously approved a proposal by Green Cove Associates to construct a 6,800 sq. ft. addition to their property at 90 Northern Blvd.  

The approval came on the heels of a New York State Supreme Court decision last May, one that allowed Green Cove to submit a 6,800 sq. ft. application as requested by the town. Originally, Green Cove had wanted to make additions of 10,000 sq. ft. Town officials also told The Roslyn News that there will be a three-layer buffer zone, protecting the property from residential areas. Originally, a one-layer zone was proposed. In addition, town officials said there would be a number of species of trees and bushes included in the property expansion plan, plus an irrigation system that will be in permanent operation. Finally, the April 3 amendment contains compliances that would allow 16 parking spaces to be landbanked.

Next, Green Cove must file building permits with the town before construction can begin.

The building was originally constructed in 1959 on 5 acres of land, with the stipulation that a landscaped buffer remain in place on the property that borders Town Path Road. In 1999, the first expansion took place. In 2010, Green Cove sought a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion. A recommendation by the Nassau County Planning Commission suggested that the expansion be limited to 6,800 sq. ft. This, in turn, is what the town sought and so, Green Cove filed an Article 78 lawsuit. The courts, as noted, upheld the town’s original request.

The application approved by the town board calls for the maintenance of the landscaped buffer along with “replanting of…denser vegetation.” It also calls for the diagonal parking lot behind the TJ Maxx store to be landbanked. Following the 1999 expansion, the buffer zone was, on average, 22 ft. in width. The proposed 10,000 sq. ft. expansion would, by the town’s estimation, reduce that to “four or five feet.” And so, the approved 6,800 sq. ft. expansion keeps the 22 ft. width buffer. The new buffer will be comprised of tall trees, a mature shrubs lawn area, and undulating terrain.

Officials with the Village of East Hills, plus numerous local residents, have had their reservations about the proposal. With the applications approved, village officials said they are trying to ensure that both proper buffers and proper protections are in place for East Hills residents who live in residences adjoining the Town Path Road property.

News

Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within

the town’s boundaries.

 

Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of

North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.

For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.

 

Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.

 

— Submitted by Jerry Mazza



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