Hempstead Town approves Island Park c...

Hempstead Town approves Island Park condo complex -- New York, ...

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 26, 2008, titled Hempstead Town approves Island Park condo complex -- New York, .... In it, Newsday reports that:

Developers can now move forward to replace an 11-acre contaminated site on Harbor Isle in Island Park[CORRECTION: Harbor Isle is a hamlet just to the west of the Village of Island Park.

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Harbor Isle Resident

Great Neck, NY

#2 Mar 27, 2008
TooFunny wrote:
No one listened in 2004. Posillico offered 94 units and everyone complained. So he said, okay you can live with the industrial zoning and when I come back in 3 years asking for 200 you'll say yes. So much for him bluffing.
The Newsday article got its facts all wrong. First, Posillico has NOT been using it as an industrial site the last few years. It has esentially been dormant - a few trucks come and go once in while but thas it. I think that Poscillico stored some equipment there, but there was no industrial operation. The current use was just fine for me, and many other Harbor Isle residents I believe. Also, most of the few residents who supported Posicillico, stood to gain a financial benefit by doing so.

Second, most of the residents still opposed this second plan, and they did so because of the congestion that it would cause and how it would change the neighborhood. These are the same reasons as before. The difference this time around was that the residents were just not as organized as last time - and MOST IMPORTANTLY Santino didn't support the residents. Santino is extremely calculating - like most politicians in TOH his instict is to support those that can help HIM most. He wanted to support Posillico, but he was still willing to still block a Poscillo project if he thought that it will cost him votes not to do so. This time he didn't think it would cost him any votes so he puches it through. Very simple.
Moe Litvak

Huntington, NY

#3 Mar 27, 2008
TooFunny wrote:
No one listened in 2004. Posillico offered 94 units and everyone complained. So he said, okay you can live with the industrial zoning and when I come back in 3 years asking for 200 you'll say yes. So much for him bluffing.
yeah, typical developer tactic - punish the objectors until they cave in. the locals should thank their reps on the planning board for letting it happen.
Posilico? you just cant get the mafia out of island park.
new to the area

Dover, NJ

#4 Mar 27, 2008
I am a new Harbor Isle resident, my house is very near this property. Can someone please tell me how this will effect Harbor Isle? Positive and negative. Thank you.
nice

United States

#5 Mar 28, 2008
they should have allowed condos and townhouse 50 years ago , maybe we wouldnt have people renting basements in the town of hempstead like rats ,
als

Angier, NC

#6 Mar 22, 2009
Is this the old site of the Oil Products terminal, I grew up there, I am still fine at 62.
THETRUTHHURTS

Hackensack, NJ

#7 Mar 25, 2009
ANOTHER ROACH MOTEL!!
Anthony

New York, NY

#8 Mar 31, 2009
where is the article?

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