Memorial Day Fair tradition continues under new leadership

Last week, the organizer for the annual Memorial Day Fair, Beth Pughe, was dropping off flyers at local stores. One shop owner laughed out loud, saying “As if you need to put out flyers! Everyone in Garden City knows about the Fair!” The Memorial Day Fair, now in its 64th year, is unquestionably a Garden City tradition. The Fair takes […]

Rec. Comm discusses St. Paul’s rental fees

A 25-minute executive session to discuss advice of village counsel kick-started the Wednesday, May 3 meeting of Garden City’s Board of Commissioners of Recreation and Cultural Affairs (Rec. Commission), after months of debate over the high facility fee increases incurred by Garden City nonprofit organizations. Each May and June Garden City sees two major events at St. Paul’s, the Andy […]

New restaurant coming to Franklin Ave.

A new restaurant moving into 990 Franklin Avenue recently gained municipal approvals by both the village’s Architectural Design Review Board (ADRB) and the Planning Commission, the latter less than a week after the Village Board of Trustees set a public hearing to approve zoning changes for the Seventh Street T-zone and make the strip more restaurant owner-friendly in terms of […]

Village considering options for senior transportation

Based on discussions from the Board of Trustees down to subcommittees and now the Recreation Commission, the village will attempt to provide senior transportation to key facilities: the new senior center, the library, and the Garden City Pool, at some point in 2017. But the process has taken a few turns, none of them leading to either a contractual agreement […]

School budget passes

The Garden City School District’s 2017-18 budget passed with 1,129 yes votes to 238 no votes on Tuesday, May 16th. This represents an 83% passage rate, one of the highest on Long Island. The budget is for $112,661,581 which is a 1.65% increase over the current budget. In addition, voters approved a second propostion, that allows for the use of […]


Restaurant Row

We were glad to hear that another new restaurant will be coming to Garden City in August with the opening of Perennial on Franklin Avenue. It is encouraging that there are business owners who believe they can do well here, and it is also encouraging that the Village will be making an effort to streamline the approval process for new […]

Reconsider fee increases

To the Editor I am a lifelong resident of GC; my kids are fourth generation. I’m writing about the enormous (800%!!) increase in the fee for use of St. Paul’s fields and field house. This past Saturday I was once again happy to make impulsive buys at the Andy Foundation’s fabulous tag sale. The day before, I was among many […]

Time to do something!

To the Editor: Ever wonder why nothing gets done about the outrageous soaring cost of prescription drugs? I do. So recently a family member was mugged by the drug / hedge fund / private equity interests in this country. A simple medication many of us are familiar with, Erythromycin, was prescribed for a diagnosed infection. Many of us are familiar […]

Oppose cell antennas

To the Editor: We applaud Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, Joseph Saladino, for publicly stating his opposition of RF radiation emitting cellphone equipment (antennas/repeaters) in Oyster Bay residential neighborhoods. As reported last week in Newsday and on multiple T.V. new stations, Supervisor Saladino heard the voices of his Woodbury residents who came home from work finding new 30 foot tall, […]

World agreement on climate change

To the Editor: This is a subject that has been discussed time and again by Heads of State, scientists, writers, teachers, lay people, etc. etc. but unfortunately forgotten or postponed. Fortunately however there are many others, including myself’ that increasingly continue to worry about it. Policies can and do change while ‘experts’ identify cause and effect but forgetting, de-emphasizing the […]