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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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

As many of you are aware, the LIRR Third Track Project is taking a greater toll on our village as construction activities accelerate.  Not least among the many adverse impacts that New Hyde Park is enduring because of this regional project, is the diminishing parking resources to commuters at the railroad station.
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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

                Here is a brief update on some of the recent activities in New Hyde Park.

Marijuana Sale Restrictions in New Hyde Park Village

                This past week the Village Board held a public hearing and amended the Village Code requiring any sale of marijuana or marijuana related products to be confined to the Adult Use Zone in the village if the sale of marijuana is legalized in New York State.  Should the state legislature legalize marijuana, the village would not be permitted to prohibit its sale; we can however restrict where it can be sold under local zoning code.

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LIRR 3rd Track Update February 3, 2019

February 3, 2019

Dear Neighbors

We were informed last week that the road closure of Covert Ave originally scheduled to Start on January 29, 2019 thru February 2, 2019 was cancelled and rescheduled.   We have been informed by 3TC that on or about Tuesday, February 5th, Covert Avenue will be temporarily closed between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. The daily closures will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will end no later than Tuesday, February 12th.  During the times that Covert Avenue is closed, two detours will be available to non-commercial vehicles. Southbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 6th Street. Northbound drivers on Covert Avenue will be directed to South 8th Street. Flaggers and MTA police will be present. Please see the map for details.  Commercial vehicles will be required to detour to New Hyde Park Road.

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Mayor’s Letter to the Residents January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

Dear Neighbors,

                Here are a few updates from this past week on some items impacting New Hyde Park.    

LIRR Third Track Update

Trustee Rainer Burger, Deputy Village Attorney Peter Trendecost and I attended a monthly Mayor’s Meeting with the LIRR and their design-build contractor, 3TC on Wednesday, January 16th.  LIRR officials provided an update on the mega-project that is coming quickly into focus – like a speeding train approaching the crossing.

Please see important information in the LIRR Third Track Bulletin on this site.

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January 13, 2019

Night Work this week on 2nd and 3rd Avenues by Wayne Avenue and South 6th Street

Night work will be performed on Tuesday and Thursday night (January 15th and January 17th) in and around the intersection of Third Avenue and Wayne Avenue and on Second Avenue at South 6th Street, just north of the tracks. The work will be done from 10:00 pm through 4:00 am the following morning. Lights and generators, trucks and personnel will be moving about the site.

Crews will be working to relocate electrical utility lines away from Covert Avenue, so they will not be in the way when reconstruction of the Covert Avenue crossing begins in March.

Lawrence J. Montreuil
Mayor, Village of New Hyde Park

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