Citing quality of life issues, residents contest hotel plan

An October 20 hearing on amending Garden City’s zoning laws to accommodate the building of a Marriott Residence Inn on a Ring Road parcel, adjacent to the new Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant and in the commercial residential (CR) zone, stirred up concerns over the local property values being negatively impacted with the project and its possible influences on quality of […]

Village considers “streetscape” measures

Residents and store owners in the Village of Garden City are about one month away from Small Business Saturday, set for Thanksgiving weekend, this year on Saturday, November 26. But year-round improvements to Garden City’s business districts have been in the planning stages in 2016, and an update on that progress long after the formation of ‘Project Streetscape’ was delivered […]

With 4-3 vote, Trustees make documents available to public

At the Village Board’s October 20 meeting, Mayor Nicholas Episcopia and three other trustees ensured that Freedom of Information reigns and access is more than granted for the big topic in town. Any person who wants to review the hotel proposal (including potential zoning changes) for the CR- district of Garden City with the Marriott Residence Inn application for Ring […]


Happy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, and we hope our readers, young and old, have a happy one. The last few Halloweens have been pretty safe here in Garden City, with very little vandalism. It’s meant to be a fun holiday, so let’s all keep that in mind. Parents of children who are venturing out for the first time this year […]

Thank God for women

To the Editor: The proposals at the Trustee meeting by the Marriott residential hotel builders, talking about extra large rooms for families and beautiful landscaping, reminded me of Richard Gear’s performance in Chicago of the Razzle Dazzle song-and-dance routine. Bringing us back to reality were several smart ladies and a brilliant young man attending the meeting. What they reminded the […]

Sponsor a Family for Thanksgiving

To the Editor: Once again, this year we are coordinating St. Joseph’s SPONSOR A FAMILY programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas which provide holiday dinners for our neighbors in need at Our Lady of Loretto parish in Hempstead and the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish in Roosevelt. And at Christmas, we hope to provide gifts for fifty families at […]

Help needed for Thanksgiving

To the Editor: On Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Day, we will be preparing and delivering hot meals to homebound senior citizens, coordinating this program from our home. Last year we provided over 450 meals and we expect to be doing the same this year. We are in need of donations of desserts, individual non-carbonated beverages, mini loaves of bread or […]

Veteran’s Service

To the Editor: On Friday, November 11th, shortly before 11 a.m. American Legion Veterans Post #26 will be gathering at the Village Memorial Plaza on Seventh Street for a brief service to honor all veterans. If you know a veteran, you are a veteran or if you are a grateful citizen who wishes to pay tribute to our veterans, we […]

Four-way stop approved for Hilton and Third

A group of fifteen residents gathered at the Garden City Traffic Commission’s meeting on Thursday, October 20, to state their case for a four-way stop sign at the corners of Hilton Avenue and Third Street in the Central section of the village. They did not need to take turns speaking at the podium to the Commission, however, as a recommendation […]