$200,000 federal grant to renovate Be...

$200,000 federal grant to renovate Bellerose firehouse

There are 24 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 16, 2008, titled $200,000 federal grant to renovate Bellerose firehouse. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Village of Bellerose will get $200,000 in a federal grant to renovate its firehouse through an earmark submitted by Rep.

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Pete

Montpelier, VA

#1 Dec 16, 2008
What a waste of my tax dollars. They will probably spend it on booze or trips.

“We need another Reagan!”

Since: Sep 07

Somewhere in Nassau County, NY

#2 Dec 16, 2008
Yep the things that will keep the public safe... A big screen HD TV and leather couches, ya know the real important things...oh don't forget the kegerator.
Yeah well

Port Washington, NY

#3 Dec 16, 2008
Joe Cop wrote:
Yep the things that will keep the public safe... A big screen HD TV and leather couches, ya know the real important things...oh don't forget the kegerator.
You would prefer a fresh donut rack?

Oh, and NO, we DON'T need another Alzheimer's inflicted president.
Merrick New York

Bayonne, NJ

#4 Dec 16, 2008
Carolyn McCarthy...Thank you for wasting MY TAX DOLLARS on this earmark noncompetitive "grant".
Does Bellerose actually need this money? Are their firetrucks rusting? do they not start when the bells ring so they can protect their whopping 1100 person community?
another example of a DO NOTHING, KNOW NOTHING politician.
Another Suozzi puppet.
guess who

Cumming, GA

#5 Dec 16, 2008
a 200,000 dollar federal grant is a drop in the bucket when it comes to grants. before drawing conclusions do some research. You will find this is not such a large grant. Bellrose village has a small firehouse but a nice one. I hope they try to keep it close to the same style and design.

“E Pluribus F&P!”

Since: Jan 08

Floral Park

#6 Dec 16, 2008
guess who wrote:
a 200,000 dollar federal grant is a drop in the bucket when it comes to grants. before drawing conclusions do some research. You will find this is not such a large grant. Bellrose village has a small firehouse but a nice one. I hope they try to keep it close to the same style and design.
It's a village of 1100 people that basically runs 4 blocks, by 4 blocks. While it is a small grant, it is a colossal waste of money for a FD that maybe deals with 5 fires a year.
phil

Valley Stream, NY

#7 Dec 16, 2008
if the residents aren't willing to foot the bill, why should we? I thought earmark was a dirty word now. What political favor/vote did she give in return?
Eric

United States

#8 Dec 17, 2008
With a population of 1,100 people, this department's coverage area should be absorbed by the surrounding districts, not a recipient of a $200,000 Federal grant. We're not learning...
Frank

New York, NY

#9 Dec 17, 2008
Eric wrote:
With a population of 1,100 people, this department's coverage area should be absorbed by the surrounding districts, not a recipient of a $200,000 Federal grant. We're not learning...
I wonder how many firehouses neighboring Floral Park has.

“E Pluribus F&P!”

Since: Jan 08

Floral Park

#10 Dec 17, 2008
Frank wrote:
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I wonder how many firehouses neighboring Floral Park has.
3. In fairness, the way Bellerose is situated (The LIRR forms its entire Southern Border with no underpasses), the FD in Floral Park has to drive all the way around and that will take a couple of minutes, which is important in fire.

Since: Feb 08

Coram, NY

#11 Dec 17, 2008
Bellerose (Long Island) gets money to renovate a Fire House that does NOT need renovating, while a place that should be a landmark (Frozen Cup) will get torn down by greedy developers who feel that we need more hotels in the area. If Frozen Cup were located on the Nassau side, this would not happen.

“E Pluribus F&P!”

Since: Jan 08

Floral Park

#12 Dec 18, 2008
Ilona wrote:
Bellerose (Long Island) gets money to renovate a Fire House that does NOT need renovating, while a place that should be a landmark (Frozen Cup) will get torn down by greedy developers who feel that we need more hotels in the area. If Frozen Cup were located on the Nassau side, this would not happen.
How are they going to fit a hotel on that small lot? It's heartbreaking as I started going to Frozen Cup in the late 1960's.

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#13 Dec 18, 2008
what's frozen cup???

BTW, ilona's profile is classic. collecting puffins?
Renovate it

New York, NY

#14 Dec 18, 2008
The Bellerose Firehouse is one of the 3 smallest (look at floral park centre or plandome for smaller) in Nassau county. It doesnt need to be any bigger, but internally the station is in very rough shape. With extremely cramped and unsafe conditions for just getting into the truck or putting on ones equipment. A definite need to at the very least widen the bay for the truck.

Since: Feb 08

Coram, NY

#15 Dec 18, 2008
Old School Mets Fan wrote:
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How are they going to fit a hotel on that small lot? It's heartbreaking as I started going to Frozen Cup in the late 1960's.
It's very disheartening for the residents to say the least. We saw the preliminary plans - there will be room for only 6 cars which means that there will be a spillover onto the side streets which are already a nightmare for parking.

Since: Feb 08

Coram, NY

#16 Dec 18, 2008
roger43 wrote:
what's frozen cup???
BTW, ilona's profile is classic. collecting puffins?
LOL thanks! I love Puffins (the sea bird - believe it or not some people do not know what a Puffin is) and have been collecting for about 20 years now.

“I'm down with F&P, ”

Since: Aug 07

Toronto

#17 Dec 18, 2008
oh boy!

Since: Feb 08

Coram, NY

#18 Dec 18, 2008
roger43 wrote:
what's frozen cup???
BTW, ilona's profile is classic. collecting puffins?
Frozen Cup is an Ice Cream Parlor on the Queens (city) side of Jericho Turnpike in Bellerose that has been there for over 50 years. It was sold by the original owners a few years ago and the second owner no longer felt like like continuing the business so he sold to a developer.

“E Pluribus F&P!”

Since: Jan 08

Floral Park

#19 Dec 18, 2008
Ilona wrote:
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Frozen Cup is an Ice Cream Parlor on the Queens (city) side of Jericho Turnpike in Bellerose that has been there for over 50 years. It was sold by the original owners a few years ago and the second owner no longer felt like like continuing the business so he sold to a developer.
Did he actually sell it? I still see for sale signs and notice they are parking cars in the lot.

The original owner was this classic crusty guy straight out of central casting. He would never let girls work there supposedly because of his belief that they would eat too much ice cream. I always joked that there was a woman on the Supreme Court before a girl worked at Frozen Cup.

“E Pluribus F&P!”

Since: Jan 08

Floral Park

#20 Dec 18, 2008
Renovate it wrote:
The Bellerose Firehouse is one of the 3 smallest (look at floral park centre or plandome for smaller) in Nassau county. It doesnt need to be any bigger, but internally the station is in very rough shape. With extremely cramped and unsafe conditions for just getting into the truck or putting on ones equipment. A definite need to at the very least widen the bay for the truck.
How much would widening the bay cost and wouldn't a $100 per household tax cover it? If this were a firehouse in Missouri we'd all be railing about what a waste of taxpayer money this is.

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