letters to the editor

Thanks for support

To the Editor: I am writing to thank Garden City​​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Across the U.S., the project collected over 9.3 million shoebox gifts in 2022. […]

Reduce number of lanes

To the Editor: The recent story about the Village approving drawings for widening Stewart Avenue was interesting in what was NOT discussed. While it may be correct that the lanes need to be widen to meet NYS requirements; it doesn’t have to be three lanes. Why not also approve drawings for two lanes and expand the green space in the […]

Stewart Ave. bike lane

To the Editor: In the event that the car lanes on Stewart Avenue are widened, the Village should at the same time consider putting a bike lane in the grassy center of Stewart Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Clinton Road. The environmental impact would be minimal and the lane would provide a safe east-west route into and out of the […]

Tom O’Brien for Re-election as Trustee

To the Editor: I have been asked by many residents if I will be running for Mayor.  I was asked to run for Mayor by For a Better Garden City (FABGC), and I was also invited by the Eastern Properties Owners Association (EPOA) to run for Mayor through the Community Agreement rotation process. Although I appreciate the vote of confidence […]

More roads means more traffic

To the Editor: In reference to the Jan. 19, 2023 article entitled, “Design work for Stewart Ave widening approved”  I am concerned that the widening of the existing three lanes will increase traffic speeds, increase traffic, and result in a loss of green space.     The trend in urban planning and roadway design has been to reduce the number of […]

Yellow brick road to Pravda

To the Editor: Dear gentle GC readers, when in doubt tell the truth. This letter is in response to Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. I can state with unvarnished accuracy the following: Donald Trump has been named in at least 169 suits in federal court over the past couple of years. Those are Bill Crosby numbers. Unlike Dorothy and […]

Cart before horse

To the Editor: At recent BOT meetings, and separately with the St. Paul’s cost estimator, Westerman Construction, GC Building Dept Superintendent Giovanniello brought up the subject of partial development, of only floors one and two of St Paul’s, and “mothballing” floors three and four for future Boards to decide usage. This idea is a non-starter for myriad reasons which I […]

Reduce traffic congestion

To the Editor:     Bring Back the Islanders!  Last week’s Nassau County HUB presentation on transportation bus route options from the HUB (Nassau Coliseum area) was both enlightening and troubling.  If and when the casino and other proposed development there is complete, the new bus routes to a LIRR station are a clear threat to village roads if the Mineola LIRR Station is […]

Lack of consistency

To the Editor: Based on information on the Village’s website, the Village, via a Request for Proposal (RFP) dated September 26, 2022, solicited cost information for: a) adaptive reuse; b) historic and wrecking ball demolition; and 3) an alternative proposal retaining existing facades, all with respect to the St Paul’s school building. Via response dated October 12, 2022 Westerman Construction […]

Drip, drip, drip

To the Editor: I believe that over the past 30 years the solution to St. Paul’s issue has been a steady drip, drip, drip of studies, information, and misinformation which has resulted in nothing more than continuous expenditures of taxpayers’ money.  I have been a volunteer member of the Finance and Budget Subcommittee for St. Paul’s for about a year […]