New proposal to build ski resort in Riverhead

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A Scottish businessman was back in Riverhead Town Hall Friday, offering to build an indoor ski mountain and family-friendly destination resort on 755 acres of former Grumman land in Calverton. Full Story
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WOW

Newark, NJ

#65 Jun 19, 2007
Build a big building around Brookhaven Dump.

lots of air conditioners powered by a cross sound cable. Add some ice and snow and wala skiing... Maybe we can get a winter olympics here..
Just a thought

Coram, NY

#66 Jun 19, 2007
Hahahaha so they want to build a mountain where *Grumman* used to be? ROTFL, oh, I smell the stink of military and intel all over this one. Grumman in Riverhead, Sperry in Ronkonkoma, yeah yeah. Those sites were strategically located so that they'd be able to pick stuff up flying over England or stage it quickly to Europe at any given time. Seems to me someone's taking Mr. Putin very seriously for all that his interviews are being censored in the American press.

Oh yeah this is just gonna be a ski resort mountain where the rich folks go to party. Yeah right. Maybe they should name it Mount Archie. Pay no attention to that man inside the bunker...
drag racer lindenhurst

Brooklyn, NY

#67 Jun 20, 2007
what sounds wrong here a 35 story fixture next to a landing strip !
jmho

Freeport, NY

#69 Jun 20, 2007
Anonymous wrote:
The LIE is already dubbed the world's biggest parking lot. This will be even worse. And what if people want to get there by ferry? It's already a traffic nightmare getting to and from Greenport on a normal day. Let Calverton RIP.
Yes yes yes!!! Why do we need to build on everything??? What is wrong with open space? And whatever happened to the equestrian facility plan-- oh yeah, won't create enough traffic nightmares-- but it would have created jobs! Just no more McMansions, please!
desiree

Bridgeport, CT

#70 Jun 20, 2007
Bring it all to Riverhead.....
Huntsta

Harker Heights, TX

#71 Jun 20, 2007
Ed Burke wrote:
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The Grumman runways were never made for anything of any significant size or weight. The taxiways and aprons are made for fighters, not 737's, and there never was a terminal building. Grumman was a test facility, never an airport, and it never should be. Grumman was also built in the middle of the last century when the town was mostly truck farms growing potatoes and cauliflower. Now those farm acres are cookie cutter housing developments row upon row, and they are filled with people who didn't buy a home next to an airport.
I used to work there...please say it isnt so.....its all developed???
wiw

United States

#72 Jun 20, 2007
Ed Burke wrote:
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The Grumman runways were never made for anything of any significant size or weight. The taxiways and aprons are made for fighters, not 737's, and there never was a terminal building. Grumman was a test facility, never an airport, and it never should be. Grumman was also built in the middle of the last century when the town was mostly truck farms growing potatoes and cauliflower. Now those farm acres are cookie cutter housing developments row upon row, and they are filled with people who didn't buy a home next to an airport.
I swear to the Almighty I do not even BEGIN to understand attitudes like this. The airport was there FIRST! The people in Holbrook tried the same crap, buying a home under a flight path for a third less than houses a few blocks farther from the airport and then saying “Golly gee, there’s all these airplanes, let’s close the airport”.

LGA is on the noon news again, with the lucky people sleeping on rows of cots, and the rest on the floor.

Sure everyone hates airports --- until your kid is in a car wreck in Phoenix, or you want to cruise the Panama Canal from Long Beach, or Uncle Mortie is dying in Billings and maybe he forgot you in his will, or you are subpoened for a trial in Houston etc etc.

Is CCC currently able to handle an A380? Nope. Would it be more cost effective to try to build a brand new one from scratch to serve East Nassau/Suffolk? It is to laugh.

The airport was there first. There is a working VOR serving two runways, and the approaches for two runways are over LI Sound or over dead Veterans. Close it at the expense of virtually everyone on the East End. It would be SO stupid and short sighted that it is, sadly, probably inevitable.
No Casino

AOL

#73 Dec 31, 2007
Word Up wrote:
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You're right. The perfect solution to the high taxes on Long Island is a Casino. LI residents would be all for it and would welcome the extra traffic if it meant $1,000 -$1,500 less in property taxes a year. The traffic sucks anyway so who cares. And there is so much "illegal" gambling going on, the government should take their piece of it and give the residents a break. We do not need a stupid mountain though. Of all the projects that can work out there, why a stupid fake skiing mountain? I don't get it.
A Casino will only bring MORE trash to LI. Between the prostitutes and drug dealers...we don't need or want that, there is already enough of it. We need, unfortunately, more low income housing. With the housing issues that are going on right now, I don't feel there is any other reasonable solution.
VJ Fitzgerald

Bedford, NY

#74 Jan 20, 2008
I think it's a great idea..Gives Long Island children a chance to learn and play in their own backyard. It could be open all year as well a nice reprieve from the heat. Everyone said that the waterpark wouldn't work and it's thriving. It would provide more jobs as well. People spend money on recreation, why not here. They have an indoor ski lodge in Dubae, UAE in 120-130 degree weather. People are so resisitant to change. It would help with taxes for the people in Riverhead and the land is so big there is room for parking and conservation of alot of the land. There is always traffic going east and I don't think it would cause more, because the people going would be the people that live here. I wish they had this when I was a kid.
Albert Aimsworth

Sag Harbor, NY

#75 Jan 25, 2009
why cant we build this? in the late winter months when people want to ski and snowboard while newyork is not getting snow we can come her and enjoy are selves
roe

Sound Beach, NY

#76 Dec 9, 2010
I don't think a ski resort is good. How many people ski. Maybe a bush gardens would be great. a few hotels with great restaurants and ice skating rinks. Maybe outside entertainment parks with seating. Many people during the summer attend the Rocky Point Entertainment night . Take a good look
at what brings people out. The property in Calverton can be a gold mine if you consider what people want. The mount sinai park brings people out to walk and attend the carnival when it arrives. Family fun for the kids and adults is what we should consider for the calverton property.

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