Mayor’s Letter to the Residents January 6, 2020

January 5, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. With 2019 behind us, we look forward to the opportunities and challenges that will be found in 2020.
After a relative lull in construction activity in Governor Cuomo’s Third Track Project, we will see the project resume in early February when work will commence on the elimination of the New Hyde Park Road crossing. Despite our objections, the MTA and 3TC will accomplish the work by completely closing New Hyde Park Road for the 7 months of the project.
             
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

Today, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, we honored our veterans at Village Hall; for their love of country and their courageous acts of selflessness to defend our freedoms and our American way of life.   Without their sacrifices, self-discipline and bravery, our nation would not continue to exist.

               
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

                This weekend, Covert Avenue reopened exactly 180 days after it closed on April 15th.  The crossing at Covert Avenue has been in existence for approximately 183 years.  We are relieved of one of four at grade railroad crossings in New Hyde Park, (including Covert Avenue on the Hempstead line).  The elimination of the Covert Avenue / Main Line at grade crossings will undoubtedly make the railroad crossing safer.  It will reduce the train noise that residents have put up with for decades.  The traffic should flow better on Covert Avenue.
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents September 10, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

Yesterday while driving to work, like many of you, I observed a considerable back up of traffic on South 12th Street south of the tracks.  Denton Avenue / Tanners Pond Road was also worse than I’ve seen it.  So too was Herricks Road as northbound traffic was backed up to Garden City High School with so many cars being diverted to the underpass.  Apparently, the confluence of conditions: Covert Avenue closed, Nassau Boulevard restricted, and school reopening makes the whole area very vulnerable to even the slightest delays on the LIRR that causes trains to move slower and gates to stay down longer.
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents August 22, 2019

Dear Residents:

As we have been announcing at our Village Board Meetings, this upcoming weekend August 23 – 26, 3TC and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will look to achieve a major milestone with the “Push” of the bridge for the Covert Avenue Overpass. This is significant as it supports the re-opening of Covert Ave in October 2019.  Unfortunately, to achieve this milestone, this effort will require work throughout the entire weekend (including overnight) and will result in noticeable increases in traffic, noise, and lighting.  We can expect to experience a large number of construction workers and vehicles in and around the area, working around the clock.
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents June 29, 2019

June 29, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

                It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Florence Lisanti, former Village Deputy Mayor, Trustee and Village Historian.  Florence will be deeply missed by so many in New Hyde Park, but her love and dedication to our village will not be forgotten.
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents April 14, 2019

Dear Neighbors,   
            
The long-awaited closure of Covert Avenue begins at 5:00 am on Monday, April 15th, putting New Hyde Park at the epi-center of this $2 B mega-project. This highly disruptive project will transform New Hyde Park forever; eliminating the crossing gates that have caused countless hours of delays, deafening horn blasts and far too many deaths throughout its long history.  The result will be a much safer, more appealing crossing where the road and railroad track will never again meet.  This is a very good thing.
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