The board room was filled Tuesday night with residents, many of whom came to voice their concerns and disdain during a hearing on additional parking behind the Apple Store on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.
Several of the people with homes adjacent to the property said that they did not want to live closer to a parking lot. They said too that this change could potentially hurt their home values and that they were concerned about safety particularly with children in the area. These were just a few of the issues mentioned.
The series of community comments lasted about 90 minutes.
Ultimately, the Town board approved a measure to add approximately 90 spots to this lot. The board voted 5-1 in favor, with Councilman Thomas Dwyer not in attendance and voting no, noting that so many locals opposed it.
Following the vote and the departure of about three quarters of the people who filled the Town board room, a resident threw a crumpled up paper in the direction of .
Kaiman said in response to the paper-thrower that if that happened again, he would have the police called. With the help of security, no other incidents occurred.