Board approves Stop&Shop for S. Farmingdale

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Eight years after its initial application, Stop & Shop got the green light from the Town of Oyster Bay to build a store in South Farmingdale. Read more
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fdaler

Hoboken, NJ

#21 Jul 5, 2008
The point is its CLEANED-there is no more toxic chemicals-hence the CLEANUP. At least we KNOW that is clean now-all the supermarkets that are around know could be on toxic land and you wouldnt even know it sparky!
peach wrote:
A Federal Superfund site...what a great place for a supermarket...all that food sitting on top of toxic chemicals.
I know where I won't be shopping!
fdaler

Hoboken, NJ

#22 Jul 5, 2008
...and by the way, with that logic ,nothing else could be built there with your reasoning.
Also,a park wouldnt work because according to you who would let their kids play on toxic waste.
Please think about what you are writing before you hit enter because you sound foolish
JV gets the cash

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Jul 7, 2008
I am building a park there I took 2/3 of the land for Allen park I have to let him have his Stop and Shop. And no the land is no all clean just clean anuf for a park and a suppermarket.
Vote John Vout

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Jul 7, 2008
Democrat and Community Activist Keith Scalia Points Out Venditto's Hypocricy
Keith Scalia who ran for Town Board last year spoke at last weeks meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board regarding the permit to build a Stop and Shop in Farmingdale. The following is his remarks. After he spoke, Supervisor Venditto derided Scalia and went about attempting to insult him.
"Over the past several years, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and the Town Board have approved the expenditure of millions of taxpayer dollars on preventing the Taubman group from building a mall on the former Cerro Wire site. As recently as last October, Supervisor Venditto stated that he "won't be intimidated" by developers that are "corporate America profiteers" and "money-grabbers" that intend "bully" him. Moreover, Supervisor Venditto has stated that will "continue to oppose development that erodes the unique character and quality of life we enjoy in our communities." While the supervisor and town board have done their due diligence for the residents of Birchwood, I find it hard to fathom that they are not standing up to another money-grabbing corporation in Farmingdale.
In a charming September 07, 2007 video interview with Christine Sohmer of massapequanews.com , Supervisor Venditto stated that “there are a number of interests that want to take this town in a very different direction. We don’t need to build on every square inch of the Town of Oyster Bay. We don’t need to become the shop till you drop capital of the world. We certainly don’t need to become the sixth borough of the City of New York. This town has a personality and a quality of life that we all cherish and we need strong hands at the reins of leadership in this town to protect it.”
Supervisor Venditto’s sermon was predicated upon the epic battle between the current Town Board and the Taubman Group. Furthermore, in his video interview, he asked Town of Oyster Bay residents to “Imagine waking up one morning and seeing a shopping mall down your block or taking your child to school and having to negotiate the traffic around a shopping mall. The town board has demonstrated leadership in standing up to the money-grabbing developers and all the other money grabbers out there who want to line their pockets with cash on the backs of our quality of life and our environment, and this town board has demonstrated leadership, we have stood up to protect the quality of life in this town and we are going to continue to do so.”
What I would like to ask is how will Stop n Shop impact the current and long-range growth and development of Farmingdale? Where does Stop n Shop fit in the blueprint for future planning in the Farmingdale demographics; those being residential, commercial, office and industrial development/redevelopment; recreation and parks; environmental protection, community services and facilities; transportation, parking and pedestrian network; and appearance and vitality of the residential and business districts? Has there been any planning or analysis, a Vision Statement, goals, objectives, recommendations or implementation strategies?
When it has come to preventing development at the Cerro Wire site, Councilman Chris Coschignano has stated that "quality of life is the paramount issue" and "the Town Board held firm to protect it." If this Town Board is the "hardworking, creative and dedicated leaders" and "great proponents of family and community" that they claim to be, they must attend to the pressing needs of this great community with the same vigor that he has done with the Birchwood community. I would like the Town Board to imagine waking up one morning to find an 80,000 square foot supermarket down their block or taking their child to Allen Park having to negotiate the traffic. Supervisor Venditto was absolutely correct when he said –“We don’t need to become the shop till you drop capital of the world.” I say, we don’t need to be the Stop N Shop capital of the world either
Just a concerned resident

Bronx, NY

#25 Jul 7, 2008
We could have used all of you at the Town Hall meeting, we couldn't compete with the money spent by Stop and Shop on their targeted "Say Yes" crowd. Senior Citizens and Union Laborers were the bulk of pro-ponents. Venditto was very friendly with his political contributors and remarked more than once that he worked in a supermarket and it helped him through college. Venditto can only hope that this project isn't completed before his next election. Some people don't know when it's time to go. Venditto's tricky politics playing to the Unions, he knows very well that the idea and location are horrible, but he will joke with an elderly woman that he drives along Motor ave "all the time" and there's never traffic. Macagnone, what can you say about a weak puppy of the strong armed Venditto. Dellagatti, what an arrogant piece of work. As for the rest of the board, "best to follow John". There were quite a bit more than a dozen against the project, but their voices were drowned out by the elderly and the Unions which Venditto aka. Judge Ito, could not control. As one man approached to podium from "Visions for Long Island", Venditto abruptly stood up and walked out, upon his return he said, "I heard your appeal in the other room, they have speakers". This "crew" is finished. There's nothing to improve, no one to step in for Venditto because he's surrounded by ignorance and cowardice. I only hope that he cuts the ribbon on the new Stop and Shop and people get a stomach full of the disaster that will be Venditto's legacy as Supervisor before the democrats win the next election. Hell, I'm willing to give them a shot, and I am 100% Republican.
Just a concerned resident

Bronx, NY

#26 Jul 7, 2008
But Peach, the EPA representative told me three weeks ago that the exposure to the toxins sitting in the ground would not harm anyone since it will be limited. Wait, EPA is a government agency, I'm on your side.
Just a concerned resident

Bronx, NY

#27 Jul 7, 2008
Agreed, but Venditto got very, very defensive and insisted on chiding quite a few people who compared the mall with the Stop and Shop project. When read town codes, Venditto didn't want to hear them, even though they clearly state that his actions along with his board go against town code. Aren't they supposed to enforce town codes, or do we elect them for another reason?
Just a concerned resident

Bronx, NY

#28 Jul 7, 2008
No Fdaler, it is you who sound foolish, you show your ignorance and lack of knowledge completely in each sentence.

“Be the Rain”

Since: Jul 08

Massapequa Park, NY

#29 Jul 7, 2008
peach wrote:
A Federal Superfund site...what a great place for a supermarket...all that food sitting on top of toxic chemicals.
I know where I won't be shopping!
thank you, lol.. that is what i have been saying all along. but obviously they HAVE to clean it up, so in a way they are doing us a favor. it is supposed to be cleaned up no matter what, but i guess it doesn't happen til someone offers to buy the property??
hold on

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Jul 8, 2008
The cleanup is paid for by the people who made it a Superfund site,liberty aircraft I think.Stop & shop did not pay or do the cleanup I was at some of the EPA meeting 30 years to cleanup that place now the blight is gone a VANDICKO said yes to S&S now we will see more blight in this Town time to move!
tommyboy

Brooklyn, NY

#31 Jul 8, 2008
I think you were sold out by Supervisor Venditto! He spent millions of taxpayer dollars at Cerro Wire but is letting someone put a suppermarket next to a Town Park in Farmingdale.
mister hard driver

New Hyde Park, NY

#32 Jul 8, 2008
Just a concerned resident wrote:
Agreed, but Venditto got very, very defensive and insisted on chiding quite a few people who compared the mall with the Stop and Shop project. When read town codes, Venditto didn't want to hear them, even though they clearly state that his actions along with his board go against town code. Aren't they supposed to enforce town codes, or do we elect them for another reason?
No, they really dont enforce the codes, they just write them. Typical bureaucrat/politician attitude - pass a law against it and the problem goes away. I recently called TOB town hall and asked the "Enforcement Bureau" to take care of a problem with an unlicensed landscaper operating out of permitted hours. They told me they dont actually enforce the laws, i have to call the police. So if the enforcement bureau is so misnamed, what about Code Compliance? I hate to think about it.

and you cannot be surprised that the public has no real input to what the town decides. the old saying about money talks is firmly in place. when the old Massapequa General Hospital planned to put a 3 story building 20 feet from residential property lines the locals opposed were told by town officials (i think it was muscarella at the meeting) what a great asset it will be for the community. the building was to be a nursing home and would have put many adjacent homes into its shadow for half the day. but obviously the pols had already been to see them. the jobs created would have been those that couldnt afford to live there, but this was also used as bait.
Michele

AOL

#33 Jul 16, 2008
Please, can we work on getting rid of Compare Foods???? Besides Walgreens (where you have to wait forever for a prescription to be filled), that shopping center is disgusting!!!!!
frank

Johnston, IA

#34 Jul 16, 2008
s&s WILL DO THAT FOR YOU THERE WILL BE STORES CLOSING DOWN ALL OVER RITE-AID IS GONE AND AND THE vILLAGE HAS 18 STORES THAT ARE CLOSED DOWN.
grewupinfarmingd ale

Brooklyn, NY

#35 Jul 24, 2008
I can't wait for the stop and shop. The waldbaums here stinks. I will still get all my meat at Farmingdale meat market because there is no comparison between a real butcher and a supermarket butcher. There aren't many real butchers left. People in this town are loyal customers and I don't think it will effect the Farm. meat market in the long term. People will realize the quality is just not the same. Now if we can just move out the illegal aliens that have become a blight on our town, we will be doing ok.
paggie38

Patchogue, NY

#36 Aug 3, 2008
Just found this siteand would like to state my anger at the town board. We do not need another supermarket in Farmingdale especially stop&shop. As for the seniors at this meeting they were bused there and half of them don't even shop. I was at a meeting at Howitt a couple of yrs ago and they were all rally for ths store, Having just received a free meal and store coupon. I got an offer for a free meal and sent it back to them and told s&s to stay out of Farmingdale. Can not imagine what will happen to the town. Just remember all the board when they come up for election. Many years ago I lived in Massapequa and a building was being put up on Broadway. The builder was using material he got from places he demolished. Called the town, they came down and I was told the builder was a good guy. Needless to say illegal apartment went on up on the second floor and people hung out their windows overlooking my driveway. The building still stands on Delaware. So much for the TOB board.
paggie38

Patchogue, NY

#37 Aug 3, 2008
I am not from plainview don't know where that came from actually I will be living right around the corner from Stop& Shop after leaving Massapequa Guess it's true can't beat City (town) hall. I have no intentions of shopping there
fdaler

Hoboken, NJ

#38 Aug 4, 2008
Just a concerned resident wrote:
No Fdaler, it is you who sound foolish, you show your ignorance and lack of knowledge completely in each sentence.
So I assume when people disagree with you it means they are ignorant-where do you get the ego?
ROBIE

Lindenhurst, NY

#39 Nov 4, 2008
Grello was right say no to Stop and shop ! now it is say no to the town board!!!!!!!!! VOTE THEM OUT
vic

Garden City, NY

#40 Jan 10, 2014
kay wrote:
A supermarket paying 5 bucks an hour is going to keep people in town?? How ambitious!! How about Main Street turns into a ghost town/ghetto. Life isn't all about food, we don't need a supermarket/bank/gas station on every corner a la Queens!
So in retrospect-the HORROR of Stop and Shop opening never materialized. No traffic,no accidents,clean and Main Street has actually gotten better since it was built. Walbaums was old and now a superfund site so that was going anyway. Pats hasnt been busy in years way beforestop and Shop came so you cant blame them. Allen park is being expanded. So I ask again-has anyone changed their mind on Stop and Shop

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