Rec Department responds to complaints about pool promotion

Garden City’s pool and its financial viability have come into question several times in the recent municipal budget discussions, with the village board leaning closely on every update and idea to generate additional funds for the enterprise. But while talk has mostly centered on new initiatives for membership such as combining tennis and mini-golf with the pool package, there was […]

Village Auditor James Olivo to Retire July 31

After 38 years Garden City’s auditor and staple of budget and Village Board meetings James E. Olivo will retire from his post on July 31. Technically Olivo will no longer be the fulltime village auditor on Wednesday July 22, but a resolution awaited the Village Board at its Thursday, July 2 meeting to appoint him for the position on a […]


Promotions vs loyalty programs

We were happy to hear that the Recreation Commission has taken another look at the incentives given to encourage new members to join the Garden City pool. The problem is that sometimes promotional efforts and loyalty programs can conflict. A promotional effort is usually used to bring in new customers who might not otherwise have joined. A loyalty program is […]

Pool issues

Kevin Ocker, Chairman Board of Commissioners of Cultural and Recreational Affairs for the Village of Garden City. Dear Mr. Ocker: I have been a member of the Garden City Pool for nearly 30 years. I have always enjoyed myself and felt that the pool offered so much to so many of all age groups. I was looking forward to the […]

An opportunity for veterans

To the Editor: I read in the June 19th Garden City News of the resignation of Barbara Trapasso, president of the Board of Education. This resignation presents a great opportunity for the Board to reconsider its past objection to the Veterans partial real estate tax exemption. Hopefully, the new Board will do the right thing and duly honor our Veterans […]

Garden City home to be featured at Art Fair

A Garden City home will be featured at the Art Southampton Fair which will be held in Bridgehampton from July 9 through July 13. Now in its fourth season, Art Southampton will take place at a new location-Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road. The Fair offers collectors, curators, designers, and art advisors the opportunity to acquire the finest blue-chip modern […]

Garden City Police announce DWI crackdown

This July 4th Holiday Season, the Garden City Police Department, along with various other Police Departments throughout Nassau County will be participating in the “DWI Crackdown” Enforcement Initiative targeting Intoxicated and Drugged Drivers. This initiative is enhanced by funds provided by the Nassau County Traffic Safety STOP DWI Program, the New York State STOP DWI Coordinators Association and the Governor’s […]

Last day of school

Garden City enjoys “Mardi Gras” at Friday Night Promenade

On Seventh Street, this Garden City family shows off its appreciation for Bourbon Street and all things Mardi Gras at the NOLAthemed Friday night promenade, held June 26.