Developer lauds ruling on Syosset mal...

Developer lauds ruling on Syosset mall project

There are 141 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Developer lauds ruling on Syosset mall project. In it, Newsday reports that:

A developer locked in a decades-long court battle with the Town of Oyster Bay over the construction of an upscale mall in Syosset is lauding a recent court decision ordering the town to issue a special-use ...

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Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jun 10, 2008
Great, more places for do-nothing women with Escalades to congregate and be beeatches to everyone and each other while barreling through the parking lot at breakneck speeds on cell phones.
SIck of It All

Tarrytown, NY

#3 Jun 10, 2008
No one wants this mall to go through. Roosevelt Field, Fortunoff Mall, Walt Whitman Mall, etc. are all a short driving distance from where this proposed mall is going to be built. Every mall that currently exists has vacant stores, what makes the developer think this new mall will be any different? Not to mention that the economy is not what it used to be. Developers need to start doing studies to determine what an area actually needs, instead of building whatever they think will bring in the money. They will build the mall, and then we will get to read all the articles in Newsday about how the mall can't attract/maintain tenants because "we" aren't spending enough of our money at the mall.
sdhfksd

United States

#4 Jun 10, 2008
long island is going to start getting the bad rap that NJ has - nothing but women & their kids walking around shopping at a never ending supply of malls. totally absurd.
Fact or Fiction

New York, NY

#6 Jun 10, 2008
gmr wrote:
Hey Mr Deleloper,
We do not need or want any more malls on Long Island, especially upscale one. In case you haven't read a f***in
paper, LI is a very expensive place to live, taxes, gas, food.
Do you honestly think people will have any money left to shop at your hgh-end snotty stores? Go away. LI has way too many malls as it is. We don't want you. GO AWAY!
Who's we ? You dont speak for me. I know the we is the group of residents who are complaining about the massive traffic this will generate in their neighborhood. Hmmm funny how they complain abot the traffic and yet say no one will come and spend any money there. You go away, becasue WE DONT want you.
Nassau Nell

Albany, NY

#8 Jun 10, 2008
Supervisor Venditto made a pact with the Syosset civic associations who hate this development as much as they hate Republicans.

Venditto and the Oyster Bay Republicans were rewarded by these Democratic leaning civics for their stand.
This made a lot of Republican developers very angry.

Now Venditto has to issue the permit--what will he do?
liner

Bronx, NY

#9 Jun 10, 2008
Fact or Fiction wrote:
<quoted text>
Who's we ? You dont speak for me. I know the we is the group of residents who are complaining about the massive traffic this will generate in their neighborhood. Hmmm funny how they complain abot the traffic and yet say no one will come and spend any money there. You go away, becasue WE DONT want you.
Besides the nitpicking about traffic blah, blah, do we REALLY need another "upscale" mall in Nassau county? I don't live around there, so my two cents don't count, but generally speaking, isn't LI done?
mee

New York, NY

#10 Jun 10, 2008
Let the guy build the mall already. Such snobs in Syosset. They would argue and hang nail if they could
Joe

Woodbury, NY

#11 Jun 10, 2008
May every store there fail and it burn to the ground.

Ski hills and more "upscale" malls...the decay of Long Island continues.
yada yada yada

Denver, CO

#12 Jun 10, 2008
where does the developer plan to get his electricity from???
we have energy shortages now and it's unbelievable how LIPA and the county do nothing to stop this kind of development. JUST SAY NO we don't have the power utilities to support this idea.
same for nassau's lighthouse project, wonder where the powers going to come from for that idea also.
open fields and farms are what LI needs to remain LI. let's bring it back to the way it was in the 50's, 60's, 70's, to much development is NOT a good thing.
Mia

Bronx, NY

#13 Jun 10, 2008
Hurry up and build the thing, my kid will be old enough for working papers in two years and the mall is in walking distance and will be a perfect job opportunity. I say YAY MALL!
hey

Wayne, NJ

#14 Jun 10, 2008
who cares if they fill the building, they will still be paying taxes and the building will be better to look at then what's there now. everyone on long island complains about everything. i live in syosset and could care less if they put up a mall. if the stores are good, i'll go. traffic already sucks so how much worse could it get. and yes, i do live near robbins lane so it would probably directly effect me. its a part of life and if i don't like it then i should move as should anyone else.
gmr wrote:
Hey Mr Deleloper,
We do not need or want any more malls on Long Island, especially upscale one. In case you haven't read a f***in
paper, LI is a very expensive place to live, taxes, gas, food.
Do you honestly think people will have any money left to shop at your hgh-end snotty stores? Go away. LI has way too many malls as it is. We don't want you. GO AWAY!
Nassau Nell

Albany, NY

#15 Jun 10, 2008
The developer should build a new power plant there to really pay back the Civis for their opposition!
Fact or Fiction

New York, NY

#17 Jun 10, 2008
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Besides the nitpicking about traffic blah, blah, do we REALLY need another "upscale" mall in Nassau county? I don't live around there, so my two cents don't count, but generally speaking, isn't LI done?
I agree we dont need another mall. We also dont need high end condos, or hotel, or office space. We need affordable housing, but try and get that one through... A mall would generate jobs and tax revenue.
Mia

Bronx, NY

#18 Jun 10, 2008
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be hillarious.
Or what the developer should do is propose a low income housing development. Then you'll see how quickly these supposedly "liberal J3ws" will permit a shopping center.
They could move the doomed trailer park there and expand it.
Joe

Woodbury, NY

#19 Jun 10, 2008
Mia wrote:
Hurry up and build the thing, my kid will be old enough for working papers in two years and the mall is in walking distance and will be a perfect job opportunity. I say YAY MALL!
Youre a lousy mother...how about an industrial office or office complexwith HIGH PAYING job for your kids?
PR_Flack_In_Trai ning

New York, NY

#20 Jun 10, 2008
The space could be better used for a Long Island transit hub with shuttle bus to go to all the other upscale malls nearby.
CarryYourWeight

Chesterfield, MO

#21 Jun 10, 2008
Nassau Nell wrote:
The developer should build a new power plant there to really pay back the Civis for their opposition!
There is also a need for a medical waste storage and transfer station in this area. Could they squeeze that in too? Also, since Cedar Creek Sewage Plant is in such poor condition, a new North Shore sewage plant would be a good idea.
Loyal Democrat

Wantagh, NY

#22 Jun 10, 2008
Apparently, after what I suspect was expensive and detailed marketing studies, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom have already decided to make a substantial investment in opening a store in this mall which is not even built yet.

I understand Long Islanders, using their extensive ecomnomic logic, do not belive the stores can make money, or there are too many of them.

Perhaps that is why none of you sit on Nordstrom's board of directors.

Look at the bright side... you'll use less gas to shop there.
yada yada yada

Denver, CO

#23 Jun 10, 2008
Nassau Nell wrote:
The developer should build a new power plant there to really pay back the Civis for their opposition!
a power plant or windfarm would be a good thing.
maybe he should consider building a new "jail" for all the criminals LI has gotten over the last few years.
a separate wing for gang members, a separate wing for school administrators, a separate wing for corporate thieves, a separate wing for child molesters, a separate wing for DWI drivers, etc etc etc.
another mall in NOT what LI needs, there are already plenty out that only do well during the holiday season, not everyday living.
eileen

Clay, NY

#24 Jun 10, 2008
very sparse on details...what does the town plan to do next? did Taubman ever address the following:
a letter stating its desire to construct a smaller, 750,000-square-foot mall along with the site plans and submit a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that would address the traffic impact on the surrounding roads; the safety of pedestrians attending the Robbins Lane School and Syosset Public Library; the impact on real estate values; and the feasibility of changing a Long Island Rail Road grade crossing?

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