2015-01-30

SNOW DAY FUN



Noting pool losses, Recreation Commission looks for answers



At its first monthly meeting of 2015, held on Wednesday, January 21, Garden City’s Board of Commissioners of Recreation and Cultural Affairs discussed the state of the village’s pool enterprise, noted as a money-losing program during last year’s budget cycle. This year the departmental budget request has been set up in five categories: parks, recreation, pool and tennis enterprises and […]

EPOA debate covers business community, St. Paul’s, and GCPL



In their debate on Tuesday, January 20 Deputy Mayor Nicholas Episcopia and Trustee Dennis Donnelly did more than take parting shots at one another with the EPOA runoff election approaching on Tuesday, February 3. Several questions from residents dealt with longstanding village issues, ranging from the local business outlook to the Garden City Public Library and inevitably, St. Paul’s future. […]

A WORD FROM THE PUBLISHER

The way things ought to happen

In this week’s issue we feature stories about meetings of the Recreation Commission and the Planning Commission. In both cases the commissions spent considerable time discussing the issues that are before them, in public, and debating different courses of action. If members of the public want to go and listen to the minutia of local government in action and hear […]

No way to treat neighbors



To the Editor: We are recent first time homebuyers and neighbors in the Franklin Court neighborhood of Garden City. Before moving in, we looked forward to joining this amazing community with convenient access to the public field known as Franklin Court Park. These were compelling factors when we decided to invest in our homes. Unbeknownst to us, a group of […]

Abuse of power



To the Editor: On December 19, 2013,, the Board of Trustees sold an acre of land to the Franklin Mews Group LLC for $100,000 for use as a private park for its members. This land had been used by all residents in Franklin Court as a “park” for recreational purposes for over 80 years. Negotiations of the terms and conditions […]

Garden City and Community Dance Project welcomes professional dancer



On December 22nd2014, dancers of the Junior Company of Long Island Dance Project (LIDP) welcomed Dance Project alumni Miss Kim Thompson, for an ecstatic master class. The young dancers were introduced to fresh, intricate and fluid movements, and were challenged to explore and be open to different approach to learning. After class Miss Thompson commented “I was happily inspired by […]

Ahead of Super Bowl Adelphi students fast for a cause



Nonstop media reports from Arizona, the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, have focused on players, coaches and controversy for much of the two-week buildup to the big game. But food is more than half the story accompanying football’s championship. One business story from WalletHub.com, a finance website, claims that Americans will […]

THE OFFICE CAT




MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM: THE POLICE REPORT Stealing time: On January 21st Officer Hennessy arrested a 43 year old Westbury man for the alleged theft of a watch valued at $178 from Lord and Taylor. Office burglar: On January 21st at approximately 10 p.m., Officers Graber and Wehr responded to an office building on 7th Street for a report of a […]

GC Planning Commission returns to discuss Doubleday applicaton



With new members Phil Santantonio and Sean O’Brien in the mix, Garden City’s Planning Commission met with a full table for the first time since last July 15. Its first order of business at the Wednesday, January 14 session was an application for a high-profile subdivision approval from Doubleday Court Condominiums, with its new building at 301 Franklin Avenue. The […]