Little public access to Nassau 's ope...

Little public access to Nassau 's open spaces

There are 53 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 17, 2008, titled Little public access to Nassau 's open spaces. In it, Newsday reports that:

From a few small salt marshes on the South Shore to rolling meadows and old forests on the North Shore, Nassau has preserved 103 acres of open space over the past four years.

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Fedup

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Aug 17, 2008
Legislator David Denenberg (D-Merrick) could you fight to stop Merrick residents from having their garbage pickup in their backyards and have it picked up at the curb like everyone else. Talk about privileges.
beaches

West Milford, NJ

#2 Aug 17, 2008
never mind that is it that when you travel to other states such as California, you can go to any beach you want but in New York you have to be a resident of the town of Hempstead or Long Beach to access 98% of the beaches in western Nassau. I'm a surfer and it is very hard to practice my sport without sneaking in to a "private" beach.
Beerfart

Holtsville, NY

#3 Aug 17, 2008
You don’t understand – we residents of the exclusive North Shore want to maintain the look of our manicured enclaves at everyone else’s expense. This has been going on for decades and no one was any the wiser – shame on you Newsday for publishing this story. But, have no fear – nothing will change. We will just have to slightly increase the “contributions” to our local politicians’ re-election campaigns in order to maintain the status-quo.
danny from speonk

Bronx, NY

#4 Aug 17, 2008
Fedup wrote:
Legislator David Denenberg (D-Merrick) could you fight to stop Merrick residents from having their garbage pickup in their backyards and have it picked up at the curb like everyone else. Talk about privileges.
This is exactly the reason why Nassau only has 120 acres of open space. Stereotypical suburban idiots like this worrying about how someones garbage is picked up in a neighborhood of 300 houses jam packed into postage stamp sized lots. Nassau County is hell on Earth.
Larry

Bellerose, NY

#5 Aug 17, 2008
Just as Suozzi says, its always sunny on the North Shore.
who wants to know

Greenwich, CT

#6 Aug 17, 2008
Beerfart wrote:
You don’t understand – we residents of the exclusive North Shore want to maintain the look of our manicured enclaves at everyone else’s expense. This has been going on for decades and no one was any the wiser – shame on you Newsday for publishing this story. But, have no fear – nothing will change. We will just have to slightly increase the “contributions” to our local politicians’ re-election campaigns in order to maintain the status-quo.
That's pretty messed up, joke or not. Think it inside, sure but come on that's messed up. And this article doesn't involve me but that is messed up.
hmmmmmm

Bronx, NY

#7 Aug 17, 2008
"A "PRIVATE No Trespassing" sign was still posted on the only driveway leading into the 25-acre Smithers Estate in Mill Neck, bought by Nassau for $7.8 million following legislative approval in February."

When this proposal was on the table, everybody on these boards was all for it. I said at the time that I seriously doubted that anyone would ever get access to the property. Do you think the Smithers would allow us to park in their driveway while we walked around this piece of land now owned by the county?
slicksuozzi

Carmel, NY

#8 Aug 17, 2008
The Nassau County Excutive souzzi is as bad as gulotta. gulotta sold Roosevelt Raceway to his buddies for pennies and to line his pockets. Now souzzi is in bed with so many developers he's looking to line his pockets too. Do you find it coincidental tha most of the land is on the north shore and in suozzis backyard? The land may be designated now, just wait and see. Once suozzi is out of office his cousin, uncle or some family friend will buy the land cheap, wait and see. I hope it's not true. Like bush sold his soul and the world to his oil buddies. suozzi will leave office and wind up living on some peice of land that was designated don't touch(until he's out of office). Oyster Bay supervisor vendetta is the same way selling off the town to the highest bidder. Don't trust any of them they are only in it for themselves. They are all crooks who know how not to get caught or how to make or work the loopholes. Nonetheless justice will prevail long after all the aformentioned crooks are gone. The real price they will pay is burning in hell for eternity for their lies.
poconoweeze

Kunkletown, PA

#10 Aug 17, 2008
beaches wrote:
never mind that is it that when you travel to other states such as California, you can go to any beach you want but in New York you have to be a resident of the town of Hempstead or Long Beach to access 98% of the beaches in western Nassau. I'm a surfer and it is very hard to practice my sport without sneaking in to a "private" beach.
too bad for you. boo hoo.
poconoweeze

Kunkletown, PA

#11 Aug 18, 2008
slicksuozzi wrote:
The Nassau County Excutive souzzi is as bad as gulotta. gulotta sold Roosevelt Raceway to his buddies for pennies and to line his pockets. Now souzzi is in bed with so many developers he's looking to line his pockets too. Do you find it coincidental tha most of the land is on the north shore and in suozzis backyard? The land may be designated now, just wait and see. Once suozzi is out of office his cousin, uncle or some family friend will buy the land cheap, wait and see. I hope it's not true. Like bush sold his soul and the world to his oil buddies. suozzi will leave office and wind up living on some peice of land that was designated don't touch(until he's out of office). Oyster Bay supervisor vendetta is the same way selling off the town to the highest bidder. Don't trust any of them they are only in it for themselves. They are all crooks who know how not to get caught or how to make or work the loopholes. Nonetheless justice will prevail long after all the aformentioned crooks are gone. The real price they will pay is burning in hell for eternity for their lies.
all of em are pigs.
Thanks

Holbrook, NY

#13 Aug 18, 2008
slicksuozzi wrote:
The Nassau County Excutive souzzi is as bad as gulotta. gulotta sold Roosevelt Raceway to his buddies for pennies and to line his pockets. Now souzzi is in bed with so many developers he's looking to line his pockets too. Do you find it coincidental tha most of the land is on the north shore and in suozzis backyard? The land may be designated now, just wait and see. Once suozzi is out of office his cousin, uncle or some family friend will buy the land cheap, wait and see. I hope it's not true. Like bush sold his soul and the world to his oil buddies. suozzi will leave office and wind up living on some peice of land that was designated don't touch(until he's out of office). Oyster Bay supervisor vendetta is the same way selling off the town to the highest bidder. Don't trust any of them they are only in it for themselves. They are all crooks who know how not to get caught or how to make or work the loopholes. Nonetheless justice will prevail long after all the aformentioned crooks are gone. The real price they will pay is burning in hell for eternity for their lies.
The reason the land was purchased on the NORTH shore is because there is none left on the SOUTH shore. The point of purchasing the land was to preserve it so that developers don't get ahold of it and increase the DENSITY any more. Get it right - the point was to PRESERVE OPEN SPACES for aesthetics, the environment and density issues. So it was definately worth it. Nothing this current County Executive could do could EVER COMPARE to the crime of the GOP (D'Amato) for GIVING AWAY MTICHELL FIELD COMPLEX to the politically connected friends. That THEFT, rape and pillage to the taxpayers can never be outdone. period.
Merrick NY

Seaford, NY

#14 Aug 18, 2008
I cant wait for the picnics to begin in back of Suozzis
house! Maybe run a shuttle bus from Beautiful Downtown Roosevelt!!!
Toxic

Lakewood, NJ

#15 Aug 18, 2008
2 years to put up a sign - now that's progress for Nassau County.

Anybody knows who the genius was who decided on the planning process? Its the same miondset that placed troops in Iraq without the proper equipment.

Another bond issue to be wasted on. Its a hidden tax - dont vote for it.
Tom

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 18, 2008
This has long been a problem on Long Island - both the north and south shores. It seems people who live OUTSIDE the island know more about these beautiful public properties along the shores than do the people who actually live here.

The comments in this article say it well. As a north shore cyclist who is always looking for new destinations, I say put a map out there!
arnold

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

#18 Aug 18, 2008
let's see, the County gov't bought nine acres near Suozzi's house to keep it undeveloped. you can be sure once the price is right they will sell it and Suozzi will move to some other "undeveloped" area.

I wish I was county exec, I would buy all mmy neighbors homes and demolish them and live in a big preserve.
starpower

Milford, CT

#19 Aug 18, 2008
Not all public parcels of undeveloped land and water are fit for access by human beings. A gap of space between bodies of water and developed areas of private property must sometimes to be maintained within many ecosystems. As evidenced in floods that had occurred in the midwest and some upstate New York regions, many of the areas that have roads, homes, buildings, and other structures today were undeveloped flood plains/zones as recently as 20 years ago. It should also be pointed out that spaces for migratory birds have been gradually diminishing. Supporting the natural habitats of migratory birds in one region helps to support the plant and animal life in many regions.
Patrick

New York, NY

#20 Aug 18, 2008
screw the preserves, lower or taxes...
S Carton

Woodbury, NY

#21 Aug 18, 2008
I thought the county was having budget problems? Wasn't it only last week that Souzzi was asking the unions for help in solving Nassau's finance problems? If there's no money how are the taxpayers buying up land? Instead of bonding out to purchase land reserves, they could bond out to create emergency fiscal reserves.
Now Ive Seen It All

Hopatcong, NJ

#22 Aug 18, 2008
Fedup wrote:
Legislator David Denenberg (D-Merrick) could you fight to stop Merrick residents from having their garbage pickup in their backyards and have it picked up at the curb like everyone else. Talk about privileges.
Pay attention: Trash pickup is performed by your TOWN not the COUNTY!
seaford

AOL

#23 Aug 18, 2008
Thanks wrote:
<quoted text> The reason the land was purchased on the NORTH shore is because there is none left on the SOUTH shore. The point of purchasing the land was to preserve it so that developers don't get ahold of it and increase the DENSITY any more. Get it right - the point was to PRESERVE OPEN SPACES for aesthetics, the environment and density issues. So it was definately worth it. Nothing this current County Executive could do could EVER COMPARE to the crime of the GOP (D'Amato) for GIVING AWAY MTICHELL FIELD COMPLEX to the politically connected friends. That THEFT, rape and pillage to the taxpayers can never be outdone. period.
Suozzi's not giving away the HUB?

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