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Michele April 23, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Also, does this have anything to do with the project to build additional track(s)?
Arguendo April 23, 2014 at 04:47 PM
It would concern anyone, not only the many hundreds of passengers walking to the station and nowRead Moreinc onvenienced by LIRR's deferred station maintenance, that an LIRR "official" statement equates access from the southwest access bridge to access via the east side of station midspan bridge -- an additional four block/800 foot walk to the station head (or 1200 feet around to the alternate bridge, but why?). Isn't this really just a way of making the west side parking lot less attractive, so it can be closed for re-purposing as an extension of Track 1, to facilitate more service associated with the East Side Access project?
Arguendo April 23, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Do our elected officials know ANYTHING before it is foist as a fait accompli on us? PSEG'sRead Moreshafting , now condemned LIRR access?
Arguendo April 23, 2014 at 04:52 PM
The PSEG pole project will do NOTHING to address widespread power outages in the next storm. OnlyRead Morec utting down ALL the neighborhood trees will do that, and I am sure Lying Dave Daly is all over that butchery project too.
Chuck Idol April 23, 2014 at 08:49 PM
Can anyone in this group find out where in NJ or PA these poles are coming from. Also anyone knowRead Moreof a way to do soil testing ..is there a simple kit online or some orher way to test the chmicals that are now leaching off the poles ?
Arguendo April 24, 2014 at 08:31 AM
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scott mochwart April 01, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Hi Adina. Yes, I think it is now the iDiner. I haven't been there. I'm in Massachusetts now and IRead Moreob viously miss many of the places I grew up with. I remember that Dino's had really great home fries which I haven't found anywhere else since. That's why I was hoping someone may know if the family moved somewhere else.
jonathan winant April 03, 2014 at 07:50 AM
I live in Port Washington and from pictures I have seen there was a coffee next to the MovieRead Moretheater in between Belleview Ave. and Mackey Ave. Could this be the spot you are thinking of?
scott mochwart April 03, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Hi Jonathan. No it is definitely the spot that is now the i-Diner. Just hoping the old owner areRead Moresti ll in business somewhere else so I can visit on one of my trips back to LI.
Joseph Mirzoeff April 01, 2014 at 06:44 AM
I live in New Hampshire now, but I visit family on Long Island. I hate driving on Long Island,Read Morebecau se of the yellow lights now, the possibility of a fine. And there are so many traffic lights; up here there are few, but LI is more densely populated. So besides the fine, it hurts the quality of life, driving. I also get about 30% better gas mileage up here. Good luck.
Tony Patrick April 02, 2014 at 12:05 PM
lower taxes and stores will open up. but i would not open a business in this town. there is noRead Morethr ough traffic at all. we are a peninsula off an island. huntington has a major road going through it which helps bring business. but unless you live in port, or a neighboring town. there is not much reason to drive to port washington. i know i would not come to port again if i moved away.
jonathan winant April 03, 2014 at 07:58 AM
So residents were up in arms about the rezoning of part of Main Street. That plan would haveRead Morebuildi ngs able to be classified as multiple use along with other changes. It's funny that we already have multiple use buildings. Why didn't residents complain when four story mixed use buildings were built on Main Street? Up and down Main Street there are mixed use buildings of at least three and four stories. So now people are concerned with the enormous utility poles being installed along P. Washington Blvd. Wait one minute did anyone look across the street at some of the enormous poles which have been there for many years? Why didn't complaints start at that time?
Arguendo April 03, 2014 at 05:56 PM
There is lasting discontent with those responsible for the Main Street rezoning bamboozlement which Read Moreundoubtedly factored in the supervisor resignation and election cycle, as well as the rapid response to PSEGLI's shafting and subsequent public five Pinocchio performance at the clubhouse. Without a prompt and satisfactory resolution to the pole fiasco, it too will figure in the election cycle. Time is wasting, elected officials.
jonathan winant March 30, 2014 at 07:06 AM
pictures should be sent to police to see if they have other reports and maybe they should checkRead Morewith Nassau County Police data base
jonathan winant March 30, 2014 at 07:46 AM
There was also graffiti spray painted on side of apartment building just on Belleview Ave just offRead Moreo f Main Street. Now that same building has two security camera installed. Then there is the fence at the parking lot next to Main Street Wine which has been splattered with a large amount of paint which remains for over a year.
jonathan winant March 30, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Now lets discuss all those residents who cant take a second to clean up after their dogs. ThatRead Moredisc ussion will fill an entire page. My suggestion is watch where you are walking dog poop contains bacteria so keep your dog away from others poop.
Arguendo March 29, 2014 at 07:39 PM
What's new? PSEGLI must have effective expediters and friends in high places. The ToNH BuildingRead MoreDepa rtment has always worked that way, especially back in the Wasserman era. Interesting that Cronin too is now leaving. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/north-hempstead-s-building-commissioner-calling-it-quits-1.7535746.
jonathan winant April 04, 2014 at 04:33 AM
Bob Young first off get my name correct unless you are directly attacking me using methods whichRead Moreare childish.
jonathan winant April 04, 2014 at 04:41 AM
John Meyer Understand that I am not in favor of the utility poles or the way in which they wereRead Morein stalled behind everyone's backs. The residents should have been given adequate notice that such a project was to commence. PSE&G was well aware that there would opposition which would speak out and tie up the entire program. Some of my comments came from several stories read in which communities in other states found out that there were serious problems associated with electric lines after they were buried under ground. Local residents needed to hear accurate information in order to make a wise (key word) Decsision on this matter. Let me set the record straight! I dislike the enormous poles! I am angry the way the project was started without community input! Tree trimming needed to be discussed before hand!
Arguendo March 24, 2014 at 08:08 AM
Be sure to stack the detritus and debris on "Residents" and elected officials' lawns, asRead Morea reminder of their complicity if not cluelessness.
Arguendo March 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM
In addition to conducting a patently false campaign of "Fear Uncertainty and Doubt" withRead Morer egard to Port Washington power demand (no independent review of forecasts or methodology) , CEO Dave Daly flat out lied to everyone in the room when he walked back and denied any contribution of the Glenwood Landing feeder, a fact memorialized in his own slides. Quoting:"The loss of 69kV Transmission Line from Glenwood to Bar Beach will create an overload condition on the existing Port Washington to Great Neck Line due to increased customer demand projected for Summer 2014 and beyond. New Transmission Line prevents the need to load shed for loss of supply from Glenwood to Bar Beach..." Daly's own slide gives the lie to his comments that "Glenwood had nothing to do with the project", and further reinforces that simply re-supplying the Glenwood feeder can solve the problem without 210 80-foot poles. This slide appears at page 4 of: http://www.northhempstead.com/filestorage/7350/7121/7229/7271/Port_Washington_to_Great_Neck_Overhead_Transmission_Project.pdf
Arguendo March 26, 2014 at 06:36 AM
Question was asked: "Why can't the additional power be run along the LIRR which is a much more Read Moredirect route? What did I miss?" Answer to which is PSEGLI stated that rear electric supply to some adjoining property made access to LIRR ROW not ideal, and stated "PW Branch is a busy rail line." In an area-wide power failure? Not exactly! Also refused to answer whether direct burial at the periphery of the ROW was considered. More FUD.