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New Hyde Park board amends zoning law to spur downtown development

By | Covert Avenue Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Grade Crossing, New Hyde Park Road Surface Lot, New Hyde Park Station, New Hyde Park Substation, South 12th Street Grade Crossing

The New Hyde Park Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday to amend zoning provisions in the industrial district to allow for mixed residential and commercial use to entice downtown development. Trustee Richard Coppola was not at the meeting. The district borders the Long Island Rail Road, which is adding…

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Reversing The Brain Drain

By | Baldwin Station, Bayside Station, Bellmore Station, Brentwood Station, Carle Place Station, Deer Park Station, Double Track, East Hampton Station, East Yaphank Station, Farmingdale Station, Floral Park Station, Flushing Main Street Station, Great Neck Station, Hicksville Station, In the News, LIRR Expansion Project, Merillon Avenue Station, Merrick Station, Mets-Willets Point Station, Mineola Station, Murray Hill Station, New Hyde Park Station, Northport Station, Nostrand Avenue Station, Port Jefferson Station, Ronkonkoma Station, Stewart Manor Station, Stony Brook Station, Syosset Station, Valley Stream Station, Wantagh Station, Westbury Station, Wyandanch Station

Long Island is in the midst of historic change. For years, as other regions invested in areas like quality, affordable rental housing, mixed-use development, and public transit, LI was content with the status quo.

We sat silent as we watched droves of young people — educated in our outstanding public schools at significant expense — leave home and help create economic growth in other regions of our country.

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Third Rail Trail: Village approves LIRR memorandum

By | Merillon Avenue Station, Merillon Avenue Substation, Nassau Boulevard Bridge, Tanners Pond/Denton Avenue Bridge

On Monday the Village of Garden City posted a Memorandum of Understanding with the Long Island Rail Road and MTA for the Third Track Expansion project, which cuts through Garden City with the plans for 9.8 miles of new rail service between Floral Park and Hicksville. At the Village Board…

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Two new elevators coming to Flushing’s Murray Hill LIRR station in 2019

By | Murray Hill Station

Construction work to bring elevators to a Flushing train station will commence next month, a local leader announced. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $8.6 million contract to build two ADA-accessible elevators at each end of the Murray Hill LIRR station, according to Congresswoman Grace Meng. Installation of the new elevators is slated to…

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