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Old May 20th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #61
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Long Island - Overall Unemployment Rate

Not really a development story, but good data overall regarding the overall health of LI. Per Newsday, Long Island is very close to being considered at "Full Employment" (unemployment rate at or less than 4%). Right now it is at 4.5%.

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http://www.newsday.com/business/long...ears-1.8101489

Long Island unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent
Originally published: May 20, 2014 1:09 PM
Updated: May 20, 2014 1:46 PM
By CARRIE MASON-DRAFFEN

Long Island's April unemployment rate slid to its lowest level in six years, state Labor Department data released Tuesday show. The rate fell to 4.5 percent last month, down from 5.9 percent a year ago.

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Mineola - Downtown - "Hudson One Forty"

This one is great. Mineola is a main stop on the LIRR mainline, population 19,000. This development, already under construction (foundation is in, concrete up to at least the 2nd floor), is located on busy Old Country Road about a 5 minute walk from the Mineola LIRR station. The main issue is that there is limited/no retail (hard to tell from the rendering, only one angle is shown, they list a "cyber cafe" as an amenity). Positives: hundreds of new residents beefing up the downtown.


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Long Island - Smart Growth

Good article about large smart growth projects planned for Long Island.

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http://libn.com/2014/05/23/developer...ia-trade-show/

Developers give LI project updates at HIA trade show
By: Jacqueline Birzon May 23, 2014 0

Long Island’s real estate industry leaders talked shop at Thursday’s Hauppauge Industrial Association annual trade show, providing updates on several of the Island’s most innovative redevelopment initiatives.

The annual event, once again held at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus, attracted more than 3,500 business professionals.

But it was the developers, including officials from Tritec Real Estate Co., the Albanese Organization and Renaissance Downtowns who were front and center during the event’s keynote panel.

According to the developers, increased workforce readiness, modernized sewer systems and infrastructure and healthy relationships with municipal officials are crucial to not only maintain, but to bolster the future of the area’s economic health.

The Ronkonkoma Hub project, for example, being spearheaded by Tritec, will take in excess of a decade to complete, but will be well worth it for Long Island residents, said Robert Loscalzo, Tritec’s chief operating officer.

“I can’t emphasize how long these projects take,” Loscalzo said. “We’re not reinventing the wheel here – these projects are happening all around the country, just not on Long Island. It marks a shift in the way we work and the way we live. We hope this will be the center of road, rail and air. Our vision is to make this a place for young people; we need to have enough critical mass to really make a statement about living on Long Island.”

The $475-million redevelopment of 50 acres of land on the north side of the Ronkonkoma train station into a thriving mixed-use, 1,450-unit, transit-oriented center will cater to a diverse population of younger renters seeking an affordable housing option.

Meanwhile, the 291-unit New Village at Patchogue apartment complex, also developed by Tritec, will devote 36,000 square feet to retail and 17,000 square footage of office space, and will offer 67 workforce housing units aimed toward renters earning $50,000 to $65,000 per year. The redevelopment of the century-old building is expected to wrap up by the end of June, and a grand opening ceremony will be held June 24, Loscalzo said.

Projects like Wyandanch Rising, which broke ground in July 2013, will focus on transforming a once-neglected area in the Town of Babylon into a pedestrian friendly neighborhood community that will also cater to a dynamic audience of renter, according to Russ Albanese of the Albanese Organization.

Albanese’s firm broke ground on the second building of the Wyandanch project two weeks ago, when workers initiated the $38-million first phase of the project. The first leg of the project will devote 91 one- to three-bedroom apartments above 20,000 square feet of retail space on four acres; and half of those apartments will be offered at an “affordable” rate while the other half will be rented at market rate.

The second building, Albanese said, will be a $38-million, 20,000-square-foot, 86-unit structure. A third, 60,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail space will follow that.

Plainview-based Renaissance Downtowns is the designated master developer for projects in Huntington Station, Hempstead and Southampton, under the stewardship of CEO Don Monti.

“There’s a lot to do to become competitive the way we once were,” Monti said. “It’s not a competition, it’s a co-ompetition; this is what we really need to do on Long Island, we really need 20 to 30 downtowns to become competitive again. We should celebrate our accomplishments but also look ahead as to what we still need to do here.”

Construction projects in Hempstead will break ground in August, according to Monti. The town has already approved plans for 3,500 residential units and development on 2.2 million square feet of retail, commercial and entertainment space to link the downtown to the Nassau Hub.

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Huntington - Downtown - Adaptive Re-Use for Hotel

Huntington village is one of Long Island's more successful downtowns (as opposed to Huntington Station, previously mentioned). Huntington is filled with restaurants, bars, mid to high end retail, is very walkable, and very active. There is also some small mixed-use development going on (housing above retail) that I will try to feature soon. Regardless, the proposal/development featured below will really start to complete the downtown picture; there currently isn't a hotel in downtown Huntington. This will change that. Great adaptive re-use of the former town hall.

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...etch-1.8208705



Huntington Hotel approvals hit home stretch
Originally published: May 27, 2014 6:01 PM
Updated: May 27, 2014 8:20 PM
By DEBORAH S. MORRIS

Huntington is a step closer to getting a namesake hotel.

The town board has voted 5 to 0 to give a certificate of approval to a developer to move forward with a plan to build a 54-room hotel using the old Town Hall at 227 Main St.

"They're ready to go in terms of approvals," Jim Margolin, the attorney for the Huntington-based hotel developer, Old Town Hall Operating LLC, said. "They've got their planning approvals, building permit sign off, and they are just going through the mechanics of pulling the [building] permit."

In March, the developer applied for a building permit for the project. But the project is in a historic overlay district and had to go through the Historic Preservation Commission, which recommended, also in March, that the town board issue a certificate of approval. Since the town board signed off with its unanimous vote on May 6, the developer can now apply for a building permit.

The hotel will include two buildings connected by a glass atrium, with the existing building used for a lobby, reception area, office space, conference room and bar. The new building will be built above an existing parking lot on Stewart Avenue.

"It's a very active and healthy town, so we feel there is a need for a hotel because the only alternatives are pretty far away; so we're excited to bring this to the village," Emerson Dobbs, a partner in the project, said.

He said the project has been in the works for about six years, and he hopes shovels will be in the ground in the fall.

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This one is great. Mineola is a main stop on the LIRR mainline, population 19,000. This development, already under construction (foundation is in, concrete up to at least the 2nd floor), is located on busy Old Country Road about a 5 minute walk from the Mineola LIRR station. The main issue is that there is limited/no retail (hard to tell from the rendering, only one angle is shown, they list a "cyber cafe" as an amenity). Positives: hundreds of new residents beefing up the downtown.


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WOW thats impressive , its about time Mineola gets into the Smart Growth game...its the perfect location for it.
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East Farmingdale - Transit Oriented Development

The apparent tidal wave of smart growth projects continues! This one goes back many years and is located in East Farmingdale, a non-descript area of suburban sprawl near Republic Airport (a relatively large general aviation airport). The idea is to re-open a closed Long Island Railroad Station and create a new urban center around it. Background here, with an illustrative plan:

http://bettercities.net/article/reop...lace-hub-14469

Now, per Newsday, the Town of Babylon (East Farmingdale is within the Town of Babylon) is in the process of selecting a developer to start to bring this forward. The supposed price tag/buildout would be around $1 billion, which would put it on the scale of the Ronkonkoma Hub and Wyandanch Rising per Newsday, and that is big.

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...town-1.8387664



Route 110 project developer to be selected this summer, says Babylon Town
Originally published: June 9, 2014 4:09 PM
Updated: June 9, 2014 8:00 PM
By NICHOLAS SPANGLER [email protected]

Town of Babylon officials say they expect to select a developer this summer for a project that could bring housing, commercial and parklike community spaces to a section of the Route 110 corridor in East Farmingdale.

If it moves forward, the project would transform an area around Conklin Street and Route 110 now dominated by the sprawling Airport Plaza shopping center and vacant land.

The project is part of a plan to spur growth along the corridor -- an economic engine built around one of the state's busiest arteries -- while controlling congestion with transportation options like bus rapid transit and rail at a new LIRR Republic train station.

The 120-acre project would be built over 10 to 15 years on more than a dozen privately owned lots and would require cooperation from landowners. Preliminary discussions between the town and landowners have been positive, said Jonathan Keyes, director of the town's Office of Downtown Development.

A spokesman for New Hyde Park-based Kimco Realty, the investment trust that controls Airport Plaza on Conklin Street, whose big-box-store layout and 5,000 parking spaces could be reconfigured as part of the project, said it was premature to comment on "potential redevelopment."

Four area developers have submitted proposals for the site: AvalonBay Communities, Blumenfield Development Group, Renaissance Downtowns and Carriage House Realty

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Is there more info on the 110 Busway?
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Traffic is RIDICULOUS in the 110 corridor at any time during the work day. Worse than anywhere in eastern Nassau. Especially bad from about East Farmingdale north to Huntington Station. A ton of corporate office parks feeds it in the middle. Airport Plaza area is a mega shopping sprawl on the south end, with the ever expanding Walt Whitman Mall on the north near Jericho Turnpike.
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Glen Cove - Downtown "Piazza at Glen Cove"

I didn't know the status of this; today's news clears up that question. The Piazza at Glen Cove is an attempt to bring a European-like piazza to the city center.

Glen Cove itself is coming along nicely, a huge Avalon complex was built a few years ago downtown, this Piazza development, and the HUGE Garvies Point Development just outside of downtown that is progressing.

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http://libn.com/2014/06/19/jobco-sta...-at-glen-cove/

Jobco starts Piazza at Glen Cove

By: David Winzelberg June 19, 2014 0

Great Neck-based Jobco Realty and Construction officially broke ground Thursday on the first building of its $50 million Glen Cove Piazza mixed-use development.

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Ronkonkoma Hub - Update = APPROVED!

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Awesome project, just what Long Island needs. This is another large Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) that is next to the Ronkonkoma Train station, along the main line that eventually goes all the way out to Greenport. The current area is completly blighted and filled with parking lots and has a run down feel. From TRITEC's website:

http://www.tritecrealestate.com/proj...nkonkoma%20Hub

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...plan-1.6737433

Hearing set for final Ronkonkoma Hub plan
Originally published: January 5, 2014 5:39 PM
Updated: January 5, 2014 8:48 PM
By CARL MACGOWAN [email protected]

Brookhaven Town officials plan to hold a public hearing this week on the final version of the Ronkonkoma Hub plan, designed to transform a neighborhood near the hamlet's LIRR station into a gateway to Long Island tourist attractions.

The plan -- the price tag of which has grown in the past year from $350 million to $475 million due to design changes -- calls for a 50-acre, village-style community with offices, restaurants, entertainment venues and up to 1,450 housing units. The hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall in Farmingville.

Officials for the town and Tritec Real Estate, the private firm hired as the project's master planner, envision it as a neighborhood that offers low-cost housing, trendy shops and eateries, and transportation links to beaches and the Hamptons.

"We're trying to build a cool place to live that's walkable and that's exciting," said Rob Loscalzo, chief operating officer of East Setauket-based Tritec. "When you step off the train, we want to make it a sense that you've arrived."

Loscalzo said he hopes to break ground later this year. He said the company has contracts to purchase four parcels, or close to 12 acres, and is negotiating to buy the remaining land.

Construction is expected to take five to 10 years after the town issues building permits. It is unclear when the town will complete the approval process.

The area around one of the Long Island Rail Road's busiest terminals -- close to Long Island MacArthur Airport -- includes small businesses such as a taxicab company, bars, coffee shops and a barbershop.

Project supporters, such as Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Association president George Schramm, said it could boost a struggling neighborhood. "It would certainly revitalize that area, certainly bring in some of the housing options that this area currently doesn't have," Schramm said.

Thursday's hearing is expected to focus on five issues, including the proposed land-use plan, an environmental-impact statement, and the creation of a zoning overlay district that would allow for creation of a mixed-use development with residential, commercial and industrial buildings, chief town planner Tullio Bertoli said. He described the Hub project as "the single largest redevelopment in the Town of Brookhaven."

Schramm, noting that Ronkonkoma in the early 20th century had attracted wealthy Manhattanites and other travelers, said the Hub could restore the community's reputation as a vacation destination.

"We need people to invest in the downtown community," Schramm said. "We see an opportunity here that Ronkonkoma can rise again."
UPDATE:

The Town of Brookhaven approved the Ronkonkoma Hub plan.

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http://longisland.news12.com/news/br...-hub-1.8551128

FARMINGVILLE - The Brookhaven Town Board has approved a plan to build a residential and retail complex surrounding the Ronkonkoma train station.

The $475 million "Ronkonkoma Hub" will feature more than 1,400 apartments in addition to retail, office and medical space.

Supporters say the Ronkonkoma station is one of the LIRR's busiest and claim the plan would be an easier way to transform the area into one where more people want to live.
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Port Jefferson - Downtown - "The Shipyard"

Another cool "little" TRITEC project, this one in downtown Port Jefferson, on the site of a closed inn. I think its 112 units. Short walk to the village center, numerous restaurants and stores, and by the waterfont and the ferry to Connecticut. The project just recieved some crucial tax breaks, per the news. Enjoy the view!

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Amityville - Brunswick Hospital Site

Amityville, yes the Amityville of the Horror fame, is actually a decently cute village on the South Shore. The Brunswick hospital closed in 2005 and has been vacant since; its about 7 acres. Plans are for I think a CVS, bank, restaurant, some apartments. Plans have morphed a bit but it still seems pretty ho hum per the site plan in Newsday. It would be just north of the downtown center, with stores more or less fronting the main drag and an internal street, with parking behind.

The Village seems somewhat unimpressed, as they have "slowed down" the process in order to potentially get something better. Per the article though, both the mayor (Wandell) and the developer (Buzzell, developer's attorney) :"In interviews, both Buzzell and Wandell said a mix of businesses and studios or one-bedroom apartments could prove ideal."

"Our intent is more for young professionals and/or retirees," Wandell said.

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...site-1.8850492

Amityville slows efforts to redevelop former Brunswick Hospital site
Originally published: July 20, 2014 11:46 AM
Updated: July 20, 2014 6:21 PM

An effort to build apartments and retail space on the grounds of the former Brunswick Hospital in Amityville has slowed, with trustees now saying a critical vote on rezoning will come no earlier than September.

Trustees and civic leaders say successful redevelopment of the 7.67-acre site, one of Amityville's largest and most prominently located, would bring much-needed tax revenue, visitors and energy to the village.

Mayor James Wandell said village trustees will ask to see detailed plans for the site before voting on a change of zone that would allow for redevelopment by property owner BH Realty of Amityville. That approach is a departure from an earlier strategy that would have offered a speedier vote.

"We are going to take a little time," Wandell said last week. "Possibly this is frustrating for the developer, but we owe it to our residents to make the best choice."

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Yaphank - "The Meadows at Yaphank"

Another "smart growth" development may soon break ground. This one is located in Yaphank, pretty far out in Suffolk County, at the intersection of two highways, formerly the site of a racetrack. About 800 housing units, 300K of retail, a hotel, all in a town center-like arrangement. The plan leaves a wooded buffer and clusters development. Not bad per se, but because of its somewhat odd location at the intersection of two highways, the development will be somewhat of an island. Better than single family sprawl and office parks though. These sort of developments are slowly changing Long Island.



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Project at former Parr Meadows racetrack site to start construction this fall
Originally published: August 4, 2014 5:29 PM

A Yonkers-based developer plans to begin construction later this year on a long-delayed housing and retail project at the former Parr Meadows racetrack site in Yaphank.

A legal challenge brought by an environmental group had stalled the $231 million Meadows at Yaphank project after the Brookhaven Town Board approved zoning changes three years ago.

The Open Space Council, which had sued to block the project because of environmental concerns, and developer Rose-Breslin Associates reached a settlement, clearing the way for construction to begin this fall, said Brian Ferruggiari, a spokesman for the developer.

Rose-Breslin plans to build a 220-room hotel, 850 housing units and 327,000 square feet of retail space on 322 acres at the northwest corner of the Long Island Expressway and William Floyd Parkway. Part of the parcel had been the site of the short-lived Parr Meadows horse racing track in the 1980s. Construction may take up to 10 years.
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NJ developer Harry Grant proposed a "mini-city" there in the mid 1980s. High rise apartments, a mega mall. Way too ambitious for the time. It got scaled out of existence after environmentalists filed suit on behalf of a community of turtles, if I remember correctly.

The Parr Meadows racetrack stands were a childhood landmark poking above the pine trees at the NW corner of ex. 68. before taking Wm. Floyd down to relatives in Mastic Beach. The whole area was depressed when I was growing up ('70s-'80s). The track became an instant derelict soon after opening, and was almost a fitting addition to this desolate area of Long Island.
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Bay Shore - Downtown

Bay Shore is a medium sized village on Long Island's south shore; kind of a mixed bag of huge stately homes in some sections, waterfront marinas and restaurants, condo and rental communities, solid single family areas, and some other areas that need some work and revitalization as you go north from the train station. It all meets in an attractive, successful, and walkable downtown with cafes, a live concert theater, and a good retail scene. Very much improved from 20 years ago the last time I drove through. I snapped this picture a few weeks ago of an infill project that is going in downtown; I like the design. These sort of projects are popping up all over Long Island, but not nearly at a pace that I would like.

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Elwood - New Lifestyle Center - 400,000 Sq Ft/$80 MM

A proposed 400,000 sq ft shopping center is beginning environmental review in Elwood, a hamlet within the Town of Huntington. I read from another source that this will be a lifestyle-type shopping center. As usual, Long Island is behind the times and really lacks this type of development. Anything to uplift Jericho Turnpike is welcome in my opinion...Jericho Turnpike in a majority of sections is a road that as with many on Long Island seems to be dated and tired.

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Proposed mall to undergo rigorous environmental review
Updated September 22, 2014 9:09 PM
By DEBORAH S. MORRIS [email protected]

Town officials are planning a tough environmental review of an $80 million shopping center proposed for Jericho Turnpike in Elwood.

Last week, the town board voted 4-1 to issue a "positive declaration" for the project, which will require Great Neck-based Villadom Corp. to undergo an intense study identifying and analyzing potential environmental impacts and to present a plan for remediation.

Town board member Mark Cuthbertson voted no.

The vote was based on a recommendation from the town planning board. A positive declaration means there is potential for significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposed project.

The proposed center would cover more than 400,000 square feet on 50 acres adjacent to the Mediavilla apple orchard. The project would feature a center that is two stories in some areas, and would include 1,800 ground-level parking spaces and an outdoor public area with a fountain.

Tenants are expected to include food, retail, service-type businesses and potentially office and medical space.

Kris Torkan, president of Villadom Corp., said his firm requested the more vigorous review. "We wanted to accelerate the process by submitting every conceivable requirement the town may have through the course of the permit review for the change of zone," he said.

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Huntington Station - Revitalization Update

Looks like the first "Phase" under review has expanded in scope, which is very welcome. Numerous parcels are currently under environmental review:

-the southwest corner of New York Avenue and Railroad Street that will feature a 140-room hotel with a 100,000-square-foot office building, both four stories, and a parking structure
-21 live-work units with a one-level parking deck on the commuter lot between Railroad and Church streets along New York Avenue, with 28 artist lofts on the north end of the lot
-34 studios and 34 one-bedroom market-rate apartments to be built above 16,000 square feet of retail space at 1000 New York Ave. and neighboring properties

Cant wait to see this project break ground.

Details on current status:

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/t...lans-1.9329387

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Hands down I love the plans for the area surrounding the Huntington Station LIRR station. The Town of Huntington is attempting to revitalize a downtrodden area by creating a new downtown. The first phase, a hotel, has been approved. I wish, however, they would go with a more ambitious first phase (as the Town of Babylon is doing in Wyandanch with three relatively significant buildings as part of that new "downtown"). Sticking a hotel there right now will probably have minimal impact, but it is a definite first step. Pretty amazing that there actually IS a first step in Huntington Station and that this may actually happen. The Town has been pretty serious about it. I really want to watch this area as the plans continue over the next few years:

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Huntington board OKs zone changes for hotel project
Originally published: February 5, 2014 4:55 PM
Updated: February 5, 2014 8:42 PM
By DEBORAH S. MORRIS

The centerpiece for the revitalization of Huntington Station -- a hotel -- is a step closer to construction.

The Huntington Town board voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve zoning changes that will allow a boutique hotel at the southwest corner of New York Avenue and Railroad Street.

"We're feeling great, the process is an ongoing one," Donald Monti, CEO of Renaissance Downtowns, the master developer for Huntington Station, said Wednesday. "This is another step in the direction of getting to a point where we submit a site plan."

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Stony Brook University - More Growth

Additional development broke ground today; a new 10 story $240MM Children's Hospital at Stony Brook. This is adjacent to the MART tower that broke ground last year (looks like the design has changed from what I posted a while ago). The image below shows both the positon of the MART tower and the new Children's Hospital. Great news for kids and for Stony Brook.


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Breaking Ground on New Medical Research Building to Break New Ground in Medical Research

New MART facility will focus on research, top health issues and create jobs on Long Island

STONY BROOK, NY, November 14, 2013 - Stony Brook University broke ground to showcase the start of construction on its new Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. The ceremony took place with hundreds of physicians, administrators and staff on hand to celebrate the start of the new project, and where President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., with help from those who made it possible, Jim Simons, Governor Andrew Cuomo, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, along with Kevin S. Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association, and chair of the Stony Brook Council, unearthed the first shovels full of dirt to get the $194 million MART building project officially underway.

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Town of North Hempstead - "Boatels"

A new concept for LI may be coming to the Town of North Hempstead. The Town is considering letting developers add, as the article says, "boatels" to projects along the waterfront. The first one being considered is in Port Washington, a village within North Hempstead, in a development called "The Knickerbocker Bay Club".



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North Hempstead considers proposal for first 'boatel' in Port Washington
Updated September 29, 2014 9:08 P

Port Washington, short on hotels, may now welcome its first "boatel."
The Town of North Hempstead is considering letting developers add "boatels" to mixed-use projects in the business waterfront zoning district. The change would allow a new class of housing -- "boatels" -- to attract out-of-town boaters who moor their vessels in the bay.

One is being proposed for Port Washington, part of a $25 million condominium complex for buyers ages 62 and over, and facing Manhasset Bay. It would be the town's first boatel, defined as "a hotel on a waterfront with docks for use by boaters."

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Farmingdale - Downtown - 231 Main St

IMHO Farmingdale continues to be one of the leaders on Long Island in revitalizing its downtown. 231 Main St is well underway; I drove by over the weekend (on my way to a Vietnamese Restaurant on Main St.), and the foundation is nearing completion. This is the third project downtown in the last year or so. This one is 26 apartments w/retail, and terraces overlooking Main. All three developments together represent a few hundred apartments.

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