Despite outcry, Christmas house owner...

Despite outcry, Christmas house owner light show a no-go

There are 142 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 13, 2009, titled Despite outcry, Christmas house owner light show a no-go. In it, Newsday reports that:

Peter Walker was excited that later this year he and his wife, Lori-Ann, would bring their daughter, Emma Grace, to see the elaborate Christmas lights at the home of fellow North Babylon resident Andrew Spadafora.

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brenda

North Babylon, NY

#192 Aug 1, 2009
Boy! it sounds like your not happy with North Babylon! I do live here in North Babylon and am very happy his lights are going to be off. I really don't think the lights are going to be off BTW. He just wants some one else to pay for it. Thats what makes the neighbors so upset. This man is not a very nice person. He does put up a good front in the public eye, but those of us that know him from the neighborhood know the real Andrew! don't let him fool you. you talk about illegal immergrants, how do you think he gets those lights up! There are other houses on long Island that look beautiful at the holidays. They also have boxes for a charity, they did not go on all the news channels asking for money to do thier lights! If you can't afford to have them then don't do it, stop asking for others to pay. If people still want to donate they will send a check directly to the charity!
brenda

North Babylon, NY

#193 Aug 1, 2009
Angelo wrote:
The neighborhood? As you may or may not know, most neighborhoods here are private and reclusive.
The neighbors dont know each other,say hello or care what goes on across the street.
Notice the illegal immigrants are working in this neighborhood off the books in the back rooms of local eateries and stores and riding around in landscape trucks looking in your direction when they drive by...
just about 3300 students, most of them not completing college or getting a decent job.... Who the heck cares...take a good loooooook in your own yard.....
I know all my neighbors and thier childrens names. We always stop and chat and ask whats new. We look after each others houses when we go on vacations. so I don't know what you are talking about. I have had 2 daughters graduate from North Babylon High School and go on to complete 4 years of a great university, and now have very good paying jobs living on thier own. We love North Babylon! You on the other hand sound like you hate it here. Maybe you don't know your neighbors, they may be nice.
yet another neighbor

Commack, NY

#194 Aug 3, 2009
Angelo wrote:
The Neighborhood?
What has happened to the Neighborhood? They are dark at night because no one could afford LIPA. You in Hintington, its not Huntington because no one hunts there anymore and maye you could take a hint, you post alot of junk on the Deer Park forum.
The school board is useless, the town services are terrible. We are living in a 1970's state of mind. The streets are filthy. The town is run by patronage idiots that would be fired if they worked at home depot because they are arrogant, disrespectful and hang out behind the town hall in that giant dirt lot behind the ball field. The GPS vehicles drive in circles all day. The people working there are inept and the help hired are all relatives from the wyandanch area elected representatives that do zilch.
So if this man shutts his lights off, you will complain that its dark there.
If you turn your porch light on you will complain that your electric bill gone up $10.00 a month.
If you shut your lights off, the street light(s) will bother you, they are antiques and to high up and the wroung illumination, who cares....no body.
If this man shuts everthing off, the donations will cease, and you my friend wouldnt even dig in your pocket to help.....If this man shuts the lights off, it will be so dark over there and you probably will need a citizens patrol to address the drunk drivers sppeding down your street, the blaring music from car trunk speakers, the missing lawn statues and other stuff going on in this community . Where are the police patrol cars adn anti crime? Not here. try Wyandanch they pay more taxes then you...yeah right. We are a community that is full of self serving homeowners, illegal tenants, rude and disrespectful to there neighbors and others who live in the community. This is all about yourself. This neighborhood as well as Deer Park Avenue is being over run with nuts.
Try driving the speed limit on Deer Park Avenue. You will be tailgated, cut off and cursed at,,,even by some childs mother , who you would think. would be law abiding. Others drive 60-80 mph . the police are behind the shopping centers, yawning. There is no police car driving through your local streets unless its a shortcut for a sandwich store. Give your self a break. This guy is trying to open your eyes. Thats why his yard is lit up at Christmas.
Are you condeming all these people who every year across AMERICA, have lavish holiday displays???? Yes you are ! Thay appear on TV as holiday spcials and in Newspapers across the country. SOme are celebrating the birth of Christ, others the salvation of someone in their family while others due to a deprived childhood christmas(and there are many) are trying to recapture what they didnt have as a child. You cranky inconsider self serving people who even have the audascity to claim your neighbors need to turn off JEOPARDY and AMERICAN IDOL reruns and go outside and drive through and past town hall during the day and see what the heck is going on.......you as of now are HhhmmHHmm CLUELESS. I dont mean to offend anyone but try to open your eyes and look alittle further then..........across the street.........!
First of all i grew up in North Babylon, and my parents STILL live there! I know what goes on there. and not for nothing I put up a christmas display every christmas. Ive been in the newspaper, and on TV, but you dont see me asking for money. I do this all on my own with my FAMILY to help not some immigrants who dont speak a word of english. Im tired of people applauding him for his work. What work? He doesnt do crap. I tired of people saying what a good thing he does - what pocketing money! but yes please give him all the money you can so he can put his 400 soldiers,200 sheep, and the rest of his crap all over the place. I for one am tired od YOU!!! If You feel this town is so bad and has gone down hill then Leave! Nobody whats you here anyway. BYE BYE!
ANGELO

AOL

#195 Aug 4, 2009
yet another neighbor wrote:
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First of all i grew up in North Babylon, and my parents STILL live there! I know what goes on there. and not for nothing I put up a christmas display every christmas. Ive been in the newspaper, and on TV, but you dont see me asking for money. I do this all on my own with my FAMILY to help not some immigrants who dont speak a word of english. Im tired of people applauding him for his work. What work? He doesnt do crap. I tired of people saying what a good thing he does - what pocketing money! but yes please give him all the money you can so he can put his 400 soldiers,200 sheep, and the rest of his crap all over the place. I for one am tired od YOU!!! If You feel this town is so bad and has gone down hill then Leave! Nobody whats you here anyway. BYE BYE!
Assumptions, Assumptions, Assumptions...So your just another hostile neighbor or child of a homeowner? Maybe also a BOE or town employee. You are making alot of shoot in the dark assumptions. You are just pointing your finger at this omeowner.
You are also trying to be argumentive and not to get your pressure up, trying to tell me where to go.
I dont need your opinion for a town thats a mess and that I need to leave. A grown adult would not even suggest that. Only an arrogant individual who only cares about themself, speeds down Deer Park Avenue with a cell phone crammed in their ear. You are just another young person spoiled and conceited and most likely have manicured nails and toes and overweight and smoke cigarettes. You dont give to charity either!!!!!!

Besides being one sided and narrow minded,you are also severely nearsided and clueless.
I will not respond to you, so dont bother to make any further hostile points. Try some compassion and go to anger management or get professional help. Thank you.........and........
MERRRRRY CHRISTMASSSSS !!!!!!
I LOVE NB

North Babylon, NY

#196 Aug 4, 2009
BTW Angelo, the person you are writing about is my daughter! she is almost 30 now, not a child! she doesn't have a cell phone (hates them), has never had a manicure and doesn't even wear nail polish! she doesn't smoke or drink! And you want to bring weight into this! she weighs about 120 lbs and very tall. Gee how much does andrew weigh and his wife! Talk about overweight! you brought up weight! not me!!! she works hard at 2 jobs, supports herself! and all my children give to charities, they just don't publisized it for the recognition like andrew does. And if you are a grown man you really have a small mind. You must not like anywhere around this house! if you did you would know what everyone was talking about!!!!!
I LOVE NB

North Babylon, NY

#197 Aug 4, 2009
Angelo I think you are just a mean and unhappy person!
Yet another Neighbor

Watertown, CT

#198 Aug 4, 2009
To I Love NB, you should know that you can't argue with crazy.
To Angelo, take your own advice and get some help.
Whyy

AOL

#199 Aug 6, 2009
Why would Mr. Spadafora advertise for a sponsor if he was doing something underhanded?
Why would he bring attention to the alledged actions?
It just doesn't make sense to me. Please explain.
enough

Watertown, CT

#200 Aug 6, 2009
because he doesn't want to pay for it. in the past he just took the money from the donations but he can't do that any more.......what better way to get noticed! thats all he lives for. he thrives on attention! he doesn't do it for anything else but to be noticed. most other houses just decorate, they don't stand outside all night long bragging on what they did. they do it because they love it. not hire others to do the work and now try to get others to pay for it too! give it up. peaple do it beacuse the enjoy putting them up and looking at it, not to be in the public eye. there are houses you don't even know what the home owner looks like.
Whyy

AOL

#201 Aug 7, 2009
enough wrote:
because he doesn't want to pay for it. in the past he just took the money from the donations but he can't do that any more.......what better way to get noticed! thats all he lives for. he thrives on attention! he doesn't do it for anything else but to be noticed. most other houses just decorate, they don't stand outside all night long bragging on what they did. they do it because they love it. not hire others to do the work and now try to get others to pay for it too! give it up. peaple do it beacuse the enjoy putting them up and looking at it, not to be in the public eye. there are houses you don't even know what the home owner looks like.
I guess time will tell..... if he secures a sponsor.....all eyes will be on his house for the set up.
Whyy

AOL

#202 Aug 7, 2009
Maybe Angelo should move to Kime Avenue....
Neighbor

Brooklyn, NY

#203 Aug 9, 2009
No Way wrote:
<quoted text>
No doubt your quaility of life does change, and that's a seperate issue to be taken up with Town and Police officials. I just want to know, if the locked box is true and how do people know this to be a fact.
The locked box issue is true, it was in Newsday or some publication - plus many neighbors knew about it. The boxes did have locks on them, any of the visitors could attest to that. As far as the town and police, give me a break. The town, the county and other public officials were contacted but they wont touch it because it is a "religous" holiday and they don't want to be tagged because it will hurt their ratings. Bellone is an avid supporter and a moron. Levy sent the police for one night to patrol when Santa came two years ago. Oddly it cut down on the amount of people by 75%. You can stop your debate, none of his neighbors are saying anything untruthful about him. His display has outgrown this area by 5 years, its time for him to pull the plug and keep the lights off. Donate directly to the hospital.
Neighbor

Brooklyn, NY

#204 Aug 9, 2009
Hey Angelo:
Why don't you take your useless comments to someone who cares? Your spewing garbage and making personal character insults to people who said nothing to you. Attacking the name of the down is complete ignorance, you are poking at somone because of the name of the town listed? How moronic can a person be? I guess you just showed all of us. Make no mistake Angelo, all of the neighbors on thsi street know each other, do thing for each other and are hard working, family oriented people. You equating them to the political agendas of clueless public officials makes no sense and sound more like the ramblings of a well medicated individual who obviously spends a lot of time posting and reading these posts. The great thing about being a human being and living in the US is that you have the right to live the way you want to, within legal means, and have an opinion. The way one uses these rights is what becomes questionable. If you have a problem with the world and take offense about a neighborhood that you don't live it, then click the close button and don't read it anymore. Stop insulting good people and chiming in about issues you know nothing about.
I Love NB

Watertown, CT

#205 Aug 10, 2009
I just want to thank "neighbor" for what they say. You dounderstand and speek well. Angelo is not a happy person. Our streets here in nb are wanderful. we do all love living here. we do love our neighbors and would do anything to help one out. But when it comes to Andrew.....well in the beginning we all wanted to help him. it was nice when he was doing something for the neighborhood. but then something happened???? he just seemed to love the attention at any cost. even the cost to his once helpful neighbors!!!!!
Angelo

AOL

#206 Aug 10, 2009
What a bunch of carrots!! You the complainers and finger pointers need a vacation.
All I will say is Merry Christmas and when the children show up at your neighbors house hopefully all lit up, with that bright eyed look on there face, as in yes there is a Santa Clause, all the phoney anti Christ advocates and anti Christmas demons will slam there doors as all of you and again sqeal HUMBUG !!!!

I wouldnt live on Kime Street if you paid me with all the bone heads that live there. The only nice house in the whole neighborhood is this Christmas house. Because of him , the value of your houses have increased. With out the Christmas house it would be one step up from a trailer park over there, so you boneheads are just a bunch of losers. In fact where was your big mouths when they built those houses illegally where that lake is. That lake belonged to the community and the old civic association who gave a hoot for the neighborhood. When people like you all moved in they ran out and went to Florida to get away from you numbskulls. They knew to pack it in when you move in 30-35 years ago.You need section 8's neighbors or absentee owners. What a bunch of ignorant self serving bores.
You are all clueless as to what is really going on in this community. All you appear to know is this house in the neighborhood and gossip like a bunch of pinocchios. What a bunch of porkrolls...
LOSERS, goodbye, your not worth the time of day. I hope you all make it across Deer Park Avenue at 5:45PM any Monday through Friday......clueless
another neighbor

Commack, NY

#207 Aug 13, 2009
Angelo wrote:
What a bunch of carrots!! You the complainers and finger pointers need a vacation.
All I will say is Merry Christmas and when the children show up at your neighbors house hopefully all lit up, with that bright eyed look on there face, as in yes there is a Santa Clause, all the phoney anti Christ advocates and anti Christmas demons will slam there doors as all of you and again sqeal HUMBUG !!!!
I wouldnt live on Kime Street if you paid me with all the bone heads that live there. The only nice house in the whole neighborhood is this Christmas house. Because of him , the value of your houses have increased. With out the Christmas house it would be one step up from a trailer park over there, so you boneheads are just a bunch of losers. In fact where was your big mouths when they built those houses illegally where that lake is. That lake belonged to the community and the old civic association who gave a hoot for the neighborhood. When people like you all moved in they ran out and went to Florida to get away from you numbskulls. They knew to pack it in when you move in 30-35 years ago.You need section 8's neighbors or absentee owners. What a bunch of ignorant self serving bores.
You are all clueless as to what is really going on in this community. All you appear to know is this house in the neighborhood and gossip like a bunch of pinocchios. What a bunch of porkrolls...
LOSERS, goodbye, your not worth the time of day. I hope you all make it across Deer Park Avenue at 5:45PM any Monday through Friday......clueless
I can not believe what an ignorant person you are.
I Love NB

North Babylon, NY

#208 Aug 19, 2009
Boy Angelo, You don't know our neighbors. all the houses on this block have the owners live in them. there are no absentee owners here on the few blocks around me. all the houses are well taken care of. we also walk around our blocks here and look at the other christmas houses here! we all do love it here and I don't think you know what your are talking about. you mr angelo just seem to be one of those people that just likes to complain about everything. maybe your old and need to move to florida......
Neighbor

Brooklyn, NY

#209 Aug 27, 2009
Hey Angelo, is that a threat? Or are you inviting one of us to meet up with you? Personally I would love to hear what you have to say - not that I agree, but it is always nice to watch mentally ill speak in foriegn tongues. How many times did mommy and daddy drop you? Must have been quite a bit. CHeck your ears genius, I think I see some grey matter leaking out.
Angelo wrote:
What a bunch of carrots!! You the complainers and finger pointers need a vacation.
All I will say is Merry Christmas and when the children show up at your neighbors house hopefully all lit up, with that bright eyed look on there face, as in yes there is a Santa Clause, all the phoney anti Christ advocates and anti Christmas demons will slam there doors as all of you and again sqeal HUMBUG !!!!
I wouldnt live on Kime Street if you paid me with all the bone heads that live there. The only nice house in the whole neighborhood is this Christmas house. Because of him , the value of your houses have increased. With out the Christmas house it would be one step up from a trailer park over there, so you boneheads are just a bunch of losers. In fact where was your big mouths when they built those houses illegally where that lake is. That lake belonged to the community and the old civic association who gave a hoot for the neighborhood. When people like you all moved in they ran out and went to Florida to get away from you numbskulls. They knew to pack it in when you move in 30-35 years ago.You need section 8's neighbors or absentee owners. What a bunch of ignorant self serving bores.
You are all clueless as to what is really going on in this community. All you appear to know is this house in the neighborhood and gossip like a bunch of pinocchios. What a bunch of porkrolls...
LOSERS, goodbye, your not worth the time of day. I hope you all make it across Deer Park Avenue at 5:45PM any Monday through Friday......clueless
ANGELO

AOL

#210 Sep 14, 2009
Neighbor wrote:
Hey Angelo, is that a threat? Or are you inviting one of us to meet up with you? Personally I would love to hear what you have to say - not that I agree, but it is always nice to watch mentally ill speak in foriegn tongues. How many times did mommy and daddy drop you? Must have been quite a bit. CHeck your ears genius, I think I see some grey matter leaking out.
<quoted text>
One of us to meet me? Who do you represent outside of your self...SShhh.
You need to seek out some form of anger management.
Go to the social service center that has been set up in Deer Park, dont you know!!! Thats why theres all these strangers in town from the Equator,blasting the car radio at night and verbally assaulting every store on the avenue with 4 letter vocabulary.
They are also stealing from Walgreens, CVS, and other shops on the Avenue.
You see them all day long driving up and down Grand Avenue with loot in the trunk.
They dont abide by traffic signs because cultural diversity does not permit them to do so.
So dont go for a walk and expect a driver to stop. It means go in their vocabulary.
In addition, they dont use coupons and are quick to point out how someone combs there hair or any form of embarassment to make people shut up and turn a back to their intimidations and theiveries.
Oddly, they are dressed in no frills cloths and wear no makeup. I have seen them eating fried chicken out of there shopping cart at Walbaums with their brood in tow and drop the plastic carton in between the shelves...and then leave.
Your out of touch. Go take a closer look at what is going on in the community.
Go park by the Laundromats at night. The one in the Island Rec center, is full of illegals. They visit the loanshark, play illegal numbers and buy dope there. They even try to steal your wallet and your washing machine credit card by tapping you on the shoulder if your a stranger to them.
Thats why the place is busy, not because they need clean underwear!
The other one in the strip mall across from Saint Cyrils has shaddy people in there. When you pull up in your car they strain to see who you are, like they may know you... as well as a massage parlor,
The area is ripening for a real estate coupe and becomming Wyandanch East..........think about it. if you go outside once in a while..
Sorry you lack any formal intelligence or communication skills.

How obsurd,you want to threaten me with physical violence? What a step up from trailer park you are.
You are sadly....LOST IN SPACE AND CLUELESS
I really dont have time to deal with people that peek out the window and smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. Go get a life and stop walking into doors. Your lucky this guy lights the neighborhood up at night. You dont even have a porch light on, the neighborhood is dark, dirty streets and more. Take a good look. You can build a sandcastle if you sweep up the sand in the street from last years snow sanding that the town did in your neighborhood.
Go to Babylon Village where the politically connected live and you could eat off the street and the lighting is more attractive and lower so its not blinding.
You have an old tar wood pole with an antiquated light at the top on your streets over there. You hope it spreads some light in your driveway, so you dont meet an illegal alien waiting for you from Bayshore Road.
I hope you realize, your clueless.
I have no more time for trailer park people, so goodbye and Merry Christmas.
You dont represent anybody but yourself.

“Slappy X. Sanchez, Esq.”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#211 Sep 14, 2009
ANGELO wrote:
<quoted text>
One of us to meet me? Who do you represent outside of your self...SShhh.
You need to seek out some form of anger management.
Go to the social service center that has been set up in Deer Park, dont you know!!! Thats why theres all these strangers in town from the Equator,blasting the car radio at night and verbally assaulting every store on the avenue with 4 letter vocabulary.
They are also stealing from Walgreens, CVS, and other shops on the Avenue.
You see them all day long driving up and down Grand Avenue with loot in the trunk.
They dont abide by traffic signs because cultural diversity does not permit them to do so.
So dont go for a walk and expect a driver to stop. It means go in their vocabulary.
In addition, they dont use coupons and are quick to point out how someone combs there hair or any form of embarassment to make people shut up and turn a back to their intimidations and theiveries.
Oddly, they are dressed in no frills cloths and wear no makeup. I have seen them eating fried chicken out of there shopping cart at Walbaums with their brood in tow and drop the plastic carton in between the shelves...and then leave.
Your out of touch. Go take a closer look at what is going on in the community.
Go park by the Laundromats at night. The one in the Island Rec center, is full of illegals. They visit the loanshark, play illegal numbers and buy dope there. They even try to steal your wallet and your washing machine credit card by tapping you on the shoulder if your a stranger to them.
Thats why the place is busy, not because they need clean underwear!
The other one in the strip mall across from Saint Cyrils has shaddy people in there. When you pull up in your car they strain to see who you are, like they may know you... as well as a massage parlor,
The area is ripening for a real estate coupe and becomming Wyandanch East..........think about it. if you go outside once in a while..
Sorry you lack any formal intelligence or communication skills.
How obsurd,you want to threaten me with physical violence? What a step up from trailer park you are.
You are sadly....LOST IN SPACE AND CLUELESS
I really dont have time to deal with people that peek out the window and smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. Go get a life and stop walking into doors. Your lucky this guy lights the neighborhood up at night. You dont even have a porch light on, the neighborhood is dark, dirty streets and more. Take a good look. You can build a sandcastle if you sweep up the sand in the street from last years snow sanding that the town did in your neighborhood.
Go to Babylon Village where the politically connected live and you could eat off the street and the lighting is more attractive and lower so its not blinding.
You have an old tar wood pole with an antiquated light at the top on your streets over there. You hope it spreads some light in your driveway, so you dont meet an illegal alien waiting for you from Bayshore Road.
I hope you realize, your clueless.
I have no more time for trailer park people, so goodbye and Merry Christmas.
You dont represent anybody but yourself.
What are you wearing?

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