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Not that it's really any business of yours, but I moved to Florida to be closer to my elderly grandparents and because I'd had enough of the lousy weather in NY.
And as I wrote earlier, who is going to do the job of people like waitresses, child care workers, etc., if they can't afford to live in the area? No one is asking for a hand-out, just places that they can afford to live. In case
you didn't notice it, high paying jobs aren't exactly plentiful these days.
You are not a realist, you are a snob.
already living here. If you cannot afford to live on Long Island, move. There are plenty of people willing to move here if the house is priced decently. Put this housing complex on land in Lloyd Harbor or in the Huntington Bay area...then I will support it. What impact will this have on the children in the Dickinson and Pulaski Road School areas? Elwood Road is already a mess with the added stoplight by the high school. Leave the open space alone and take the fence down. This housing "help" is going into an area across the street from a gas station (now undergoing renovations), bordering two major roads, bordering an electrical station, 100 yards away from the LIRR tracks, across the street from an elementary school, and down the street from a high school.
Now you want to put in a sewage treatment plant. This will be known as "The Cancer Projects". It is more like a death sentence!