2017-08-25

SUNDAY FUNDAY AT THE POOL



Preservation groups oppose Trustees’ idea for St. Paul’s



At the beginning of summer the Garden City Board of Trustees’ Priorities List for 2017-2018 caused a stir with a proposal to redevelop the St. Paul’s main building by keeping only the facade facing Stewart Avenue, while creating a new recreation venue with three to five playing fields (made of synthetic turf) behind the exterior. The stated plans would involve […]

Village board hears report on finances



At the Board of Trustee’s Thursday August 17 meeting, Village Treasurer Irene Woo announced that her department is finalizing field work with the audit firm for Garden City’s year-end audit. General Fund revenues have come in 3% favorable to the budget projections due to higher than expected Building Department inspections’ fees as well as a couple one-time, unbudgeted revenue sources. […]

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Garden City’s public school children have only one more full week of freedom before school starts on Tuesday, September 5th. While summer is fun and relaxing, September is an exciting time, when kids get to see their friends and start the new year with new teachers. In some ways, the first day of school feels more like “New Year’s Day” […]

‘Horrendous and despicable crime’



As a born Spaniard and specially and most importantly, as a human being, I could not hide my anger, disbelief, physical and mental emotions after watching the horrific massacre in Barcelona this past Thursday. I covered my eyes and loudly screamed NO, NO, NO!! I could hardly avoid tears sliding down my cheeks. Why…? I asked loudly and to no […]

Clarification



In a recent story about a proposed building project at Adelphi University, we implied that the University’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom did not have a fire system. In fact, it has a “deluge sprinkler system” which will be upgraded to a full sprinkler system during the renovations. Robert Shipley, assistant vice president for facilities, Adelphi University said, “All of the […]

Village to survey, clean up Parking Fields 6E, 9E



At its Thursday August 17 meeting, the Garden City Board of Trustees approved expenditures for surveys of Garden City’s Wye Lot, also known as Village Parking Field 6E, as well as Field 9E. The Board voted to transfer $27,000 from the Contingent account in the 2017-2018 village budget into “Street Administration” to fund the contractual services of Lynbrook-based firm Carman-Dunne, […]

Water tower bids to be opened on September 1st



Superintendent of Public Works and Deputy Village Administrator Joseph DiFrancisco brought the Board of Trustees and residents up to speed on the new water tower project, a high capital expense ahead. Bids for the water tower were initially advertised on Friday August 4. The Village will accept bids for four weeks, until September 1, and the bid opening is scheduled […]

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks opening of new multi-sport turf field



As local sports teams christened the field, the Garden City Board of Trustees held a ribbon cutting ceremony August 17 on the newly renovated multi-sport turf field at Community Park, the latest example of the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Strategic Plan in motion. “I believe this multi-sport field is an incredible asset for the Village. We look forward to […]

“Rheumatoid Arthritis” topic of free lecture



NYU Winthrop is offering a free seminar for the community, “How Do I Know If I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis and How Is It Treated in 2017?” on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 PM. The program will be held in the NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., at the corner of Second Street in Mineola in Room G018. […]