August 5th - August 9th, 2013
H2M Architects + Engineers
Organized in 1933 and founded on engineering excellence, hard work and integrity, H2M is proud of its long history of client service and its consistent ability to meet tough engineering, architectural and environmental challenges head-on.
Providing seasoned judgment, quality service, technical skill, vision, and resourcefulness, H2M remains committed to achieving goals in step with the market and in harmony with the environment.
They includes over 260 professional engineers, architects, planners, designers, scientists, hydrogeologists, geologists, chemists, biologists, industrial hygienists, inspectors, surveyors, landscape architects, LEED accredited professionals, corrosion consultants, GIS specialists, CADD technicians and support staff.
One of H2M's ongoing campaigns is to give back to the community. And they do so whenever possible with time and contributions to numerous organizations and charitable foundations.
"The standards and guidelines set forth by Complete Streets will help us better plan road projects to make Nassau’s roads the safest they can be at all times for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike...[n]ot only doesthis law encourage residents to walk, bicycle and take public transportation, it also helps create a situation that will relieve congestion and pollution caused by motor vehicles.” - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on the passage of Complete Streets program in Nassau
"I was very pleased to finally vote on this legislation to do what 'should come naturally', meaning taking into account the feasibility of bicycle paths and walking paths and safety islands, to name a few safety issues. We have been asking for this for quite a while and, hopefully, it will now become a normal part of road construction in Nassau County," - Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs
Both Vision Long Island and Tri-State Transportation Campaign worked hard to get the word out on Complete Streets. I am so glad this is coming to fruition. It has been a major goal for me for a long time. In meetings with cycling and traffic safety advocates, I became convinced that Complete Streets is important for safety and to reduce traffic and pollution.“ - Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton
"The importance of pedestrian and driver safety cannot be understated. Both walkers and drivers must be alert when crossing an intersection. This program will help increase awareness of this topic and hopefully save lives.” - Nassau County Legislator and Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves
Nassau Legislature passes Complete Streets Legislation
The Complete Streets Legislation as proposed by Nassau County Executive, Edward Mangano, was passed by the County Legislature this Tuesday, August 6th.
Mangano stated that the purpose for this legislation is to "set forth standards and guidelines to help us better plan road projects to make Nassau's roads the safest they can be at all time for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike."
Ryan Lynch, the Associate Director for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, added that "from 2009-2011, 84 pedestrians were killed on the roads in Nassau County." Diverging from that bleak statistic, Lynch noted that "the implementation of a Complete Streets policy will prevent these tragic fatalities."
The induction of the Complete Streets Legislation will make road elements such as bicycle lanes, pedestrian signals, and crosswalks a priority in road construction. As a result of improved pedestrian infrastructure and safety standards, residents of Nassau County will feel more inclined to travel by foot or by bicycle than ever before.
Executive Director of Vision Long Island, Eric Alexander, has made a point that this call to action may also work the other way around.
The Complete Streets Legislation will cater to Nassau County's trends of "regional aging, a decline in car ownership among young people, and an increase in staycations, with more people walking or biking on our streets," so the requirement for their safety is "long overdue."
"I was very pleased to finally vote on this legislation to do what 'should come naturally', meaning taking into account the feasibility of bicycle paths and walking paths and safety islands, to name a few safety issues. We have been asking for this for quite a while and, hopefully, it will now become a normal part of road construction in Nassau County," said Legislator Judy Jacobs.
Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton said, “Both Vision Long Island and Tri-State Transportation Campaign worked hard to get the word out on Complete Streets. I am so glad this is coming to fruition. It has been a major goal for me for a long time. In meetings with cycling and traffic safety advocates, I became convinced that Complete Streets is important for safety and to reduce traffic and pollution.“
Nassau County Presiding Norma L. Gonsalves said, “The importance of pedestrian and driver safety cannot be understated. Both walkers and drivers must be alert when crossing an intersection. This program will help increase awareness of this topic and hopefully save lives.”
Regardless of what the cause and effect is, Vision Long Island is in favor of Edward Mangano's Complete Streets Legislation as it correlates directly with our goal for walkable communities and smart growth.
Nassau County votes on funding for Bay Park Sewage plant
On August 5, the Nassau County Legislature met in order to vote on funding for the necessary improvements needed at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant located in East Rockaway. The sewage plant, which was badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy, has been running on generators since the storm and residents of the area complain of noise pollution and an unpleasant odor that emits from the plant.
The treatment plant initially requested $722 million for repairs. Instead of granting the full sum of money the County has granted some smaller pieces of the total sum. The request at the meeting on Monday was for $326 million in order to improve the electrical system that has been in disrepair since the storm and frequently is a hazard for workers at the plant.
Over a dozen South Shore residents and representatives from Citizens Campaign for the Environment, the Bay Park Sewage Plant and Vision Long Island attended the meeting in order to speak on behalf of providing for funding the improvements.
Testimonies included descriptions of the negative impact pollution from the plant is having on the commercial fishing and restaurant industries as well as creating an inability to participate in recreational activities on the bay. All speakers expressed a decline in quality of life due to the lack of improvements being made to the plant and encouraged members of the legislature to visit the plant in order to understand the problems it is creating.
Concern over budget limitations caused the legislature to initially turn down the funding and then table it to be addressed at a later meeting.
Huntington Village releases parking study results
The Town of Huntington recently released a parking study that was done for Huntington Village to evaluate whether there is a need for an increased number of parking spaces. The study looked at a variety of time periods including weekday and weekend mornings, afternoons, and nights as well as days when events are occurring at the Paramount and in other parts of the village.
The results of the study concluded that before considering building a parking garage it is necessary to capitalize on the existing parking spaces. Recommendations for improvements included creating more signage to point people to less visible parking, promoting shared rides and the use of public transportation to employees of the village, extending the Paramount Shuttle and making it run more frequently, and creating better bike parking. Putting in multi meter parking that takes both cash and credit card is also being considered in order to make on street parking more convenient.
A parking garage is still being considered for one of the existing lots if the recommendations do not effectively improve parking. There is concern that if the parking garage is not designed and built carefully it will change the downtown village aesthetic of Huntington. Residents however, are worried that if parking is not improved and the garage is not built, there will be a negative impact on local businesses.
The study was completed by the Town of Huntington, the Huntington Chamber Commerce, the Huntington Business Improvement District, the Paramount Theater, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corp, and Nelson-Nyygard. Hopefully this survey will inform stakeholders how to best improve parking in order to stimulate economic development and make it more convenient to visit Huntington Village.
Metro 303 opens in Village of Hempstead
Vision Long Island 2012 Smart Growth Housing Choice Award recipient, Mill Creek Residential celebrated the opening of Nassau County’s newest luxury rental community, Metro 303, with a special open house on July 16th. Vision Long Island was among many community stakeholders present at the event, including Hempstead Mayor Wayne Hall, the Village Board of Trustees, and Hempstead Chamber of Commerce.
Mill Creek Residential has over 30 years of experience in developing, acquiring and operating high-quality apartment communities all throughout the country. They were recently recognized as one of the Top 3 Builders in Multifamily Executive’s Top 50. Their work includes 29 communities totaling nearly 10,000 apartment homes that were operating or under construction.
Located at the northern end of the Village of Hempstead, bordering the Village of Garden City and centrally located in the heart of Nassau County, Metro 303 is within easy walking distance to the Country Life Press Long Island Rail Road station to the north and the multi-modal Hempstead Long Island Rail Road Station and bus terminal. It is also in an area easily accessible to Nassau County’s major centers of employment, recreational, shopping and entertainment destinations, and educational institutions including Adelphi, Hofstra and Long Island Universities.
Metro 303 features 166 upscale rental residences offering a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts within a four-story building with two levels of enclosed private parking for residents. The apartments feature kitchens with islands and pendant lighting, 42-inch cabinets, wood plank style flooring, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, full-size washer and dryers, nine-foot ceilings and large walk-in closets. Many floor plan options include lofts, dens and outdoor private patios.
The property offers numerous on-site amenities, including an inviting and luxuriously appointed resident lounge with fireplace, game area, Wi-Fi, multiple flat screen televisions, an outdoor pool and sun deck, a top-of-the-line fitness studio with cardio theater and beautifully landscaped courtyards that feature fountains and outdoor fireside seating.
Metro 303 is also a LEED Gold certified building because it was designed and constructed to minimize its ecological footprint in five key areas of human and environmental health: site development; water savings and efficiency; energy efficiency; construction materials and resources; and indoor air quality. Sustainable elements throughout the community include its: located within easy walking distance to mass transit options; smoke-free living; landscaping using drought-resistant and indigenous plants, EnergyStar® refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and ventilation fans; high efficiency air filtration system for superior indoor air quality; high reflectivity roof material to reduce energy needs; and electric car charging stations.
“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the lifestyle and convenience offered at Metro 303 and the successful lease-up of the property has demonstrated the demand for new, upscale apartment living options in Nassau County,” said Ms. Rigopoulos. She also acknowledge the community support she received to make this project a reality. “This project would not have been possible without the proactive support and cooperation of the many stakeholders in the Village of Hempstead,” said Maria Rigopoulos, Managing Director for Mill Creek Residential.
Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall, Sr. described his support for the project saying, "I would like to congratulate Mill Creek Residential on the wonderful work it is doing in our Village." He continued saying, "We are always looking to encourage growth among our local residencies and businesses, and the Metro 303 development provides an exciting opportunity for both."
For leasing information or to learn more about Metro 303, please visit www.Metro303.com or call 516-486-7700.
Farmingdale Village approves Apartments near train station
On Monday, August 5th, Farmingdale Village trustees voted to approve the proposed project by developer Staller Associates Inc. consisting of a 27-unit apartment complex near the Farmingdale train station. The approval of the special-use permit would allow for denser housing than currently allowed by the existing zoning. The project will include a new 3½-story building and the conversion of an existing brick warehouse into apartments.
Throughout the hearing, village trustees received concerns by the residents regarding the design, traffic impacts, and potential for overdevelopment.
The trustees took note of these concerns and decided to move forward with the project. Mayor Ralph Eckstrand expressed his support not only for the design, but on how this project of one of two that are vital components of the village's downtown revitalization.
Previously the Farmingdale planning board unanimously approved both the site plans and architectural designs noting that although the design was not like that of the existing buildings, they agreed they fit the village's plans for revitalizing a downtown currently struggling to fill many closed stores and warehouses, and for both were approved unanimously.
Developer Cary Staller was pleased with the decision to move forward saying, "Farmingdale is working hard to improve the village and we are pleased to be part of that effort," explaining that this type of development attracts young people and would complement the existing building.
Plans to revitalize Downtown Valley Stream underway
Valley Stream is on the path to downtown revitalization as Alma Realty of Long Island City is finishing its construction of Sun Valley Towers, a 13,000 square-foot mixed used development near the south edge of downtown Valley Stream. Near the development, Alma hopes to construct a bridge for pedestrian crossing across Sunrise highway to make travel to the development more convenient and safer for shoppers and residents.
Other progress is occurring eastward as a project named Hawthorne Court, owned by Zeus Cottage, will feature 90 rental units as part of a multiple-family development, and there is contemplation for 250 homes to be built near the Long Island Railroad Station on behalf of another developer.
While Valley Stream had adopted a floating mixed-use zoning ordinance back in 2005, smart growth development has been lacking in the village where its neighbors such as Rockville Centre have been thriving.
With the Green Acres Mall deterring businesses from thriving and high taxes preventing them from locating there in the first place the commerce center, Rockaway Avenue, has been relatively inactive through recent years.
David Sabatino, a local coffee shop co-owner with a masters degree in Urban Planning, believes that these oncoming projects may re-ignite the flourishing of local businesses in Valley Stream.
"We're bringing people to the downtown, and that's what's going to support the businesses here," he adds.
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Op-ed: Staying on Long Island
Elisabeth Muehlemann is entering her senior year at Colgate University in upstate New York. She interned with Vision Long Island this summer and we asked her to give us an opinion on what potential a young Long Islander sees when they look at their future in the region.
As a 21 year old about to graduate college I have a lot of decisions to make about my future. One of those important choices is where will I live? Prior to this summer, when I took an internship at Vision Long Island, the possibility of moving off Long Island seemed like a definite, however, now that I have been exposed to all of the potential that our region has to offer, moving away seems less likely.
I have always loved growing up on Long Island. We’re located close to the city and have access to great beaches, hiking, fishing, historical sites and interesting villages. As I consider my post graduate life, I have been faced with the facts that there are a limited number of rentals, we have some of the highest taxes in the state, and commuting around Long Island can be both inconvenient and expensive. Currently it is easier to find both jobs and housing off of Long Island which certainly contributes to the mass exodus of college graduates to other regions.
Fortunately, there are many individuals, both young and old that understand the loss of young people as a huge problem. There is an understanding that we need rental apartments, we need to improve our infrastructure, and we need to bring jobs to this area. Work that organizations such as Renaissance Downtowns, Destination Long Island, and Vision Long Island are doing greatly improves the potential for young people and retirees to stay. The improvement of downtown areas in close proximity to public transportation creates a market for reasonably priced housing, economic growth, and opportunities for socializing without getting in a car or on a train.
Talking about improving Long island is important but it is equally as important to see results. A problem has been identified and there are many who are willing to put in the effort to fix it but action needs to be coupled with that discussion. Sometimes even the best planning leads to inaction because no one is willing to take the most difficult step, which is actual implementation. There have been tangible improvements made to areas such as Patchogue and the ground breaking for the revitalization of Wyandanch was also very promising and created a high potential for results. Coupled with this development we also need to see a stronger effort made to protect our natural resources. We suffer from a high amount of water contamination in both our groundwater and bays that needs to be addressed in order to improve health and overall quality of life. Even with great downtown revitalizations, if we suffer from environmental health hazards due to infrastructure decline or contamination, people will not be able to live here.I would gladly stay on Long Island if I could find a job and a reasonably priced apartment to live in. My parents, once they’re retired, would also love to stay in this area if they too could find a smaller more affordable home. There is a strong amount of momentum moving forward, and if we capitalize on Long Island’s assets and provide the necessary components to keep people here, we can become a region with economic and population growth instead of decline.
California Pizza Kitchen and Friends of Long Island hosting fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims
On August 30th, Friends of Long Island will also be hosting a fundraiser at all California Pizza Kitchen locations across the island. To participate, simply bring this flyer with you and 20% of your bill will be donated to Friends of Long Island. All funds collected will go directly to affected communities helping families to get back in their homes.
Friends of Long Island: Communities Helping Communities post-Sandy is a diverse coalition of local community and business organizations focused on post-Sandy rebuilding. Approximately 18 different community groups make up Friends of Long Island representing Sandy affected communities from East Rockaway to the Hamptons. Although it has been almost 9 months since the storm, many south shore neighborhoods, residents and businesses still need all forms of assistance. The goal of these groups is to ensure public and private resources make it directly to local communities, and has pledged to raise $500,000 to this end.You can also send a donation to Friends of Long Island: Communities Helping Communities post-Sandy by clicking here.
Volunteers needed for Clean Up this Weekend!
Dear potential volunteers who have not yet signed up for a community for this weekend.
Thanks for your past help of Sandy impacted residents but much work still needs to be done. I know that with the holiday season, it may be hard for you to come out but any time you could donate would be greatly appreciated.
This weekend we will be continuing our cleanup efforts in the following communities:
With a goal to get at least 50-100 more Long Islanders back in their homes, the Friends of Long Island group has embarked on a fundraising campaign to initially raise $500,000 for building materials and labor. All donations will go directly to these communities to aide in recovery efforts. If you would like to support the relief efforts, you can send your donations to:
Vision Long Island Sandy Relief
SIMPLY CONTACT INFO@VISIONLONGISLAND.ORG OR CALL 631-804-9128 SO WE KNOW WHO IS SIGNING UP
Farmingdale Village to host “Live Downtown” on August 11th
Farmingdale Village Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee (FV DMP IC) hosts the first ever “live downtown” walkable event on Sunday, August 11th, featuring local music and talent, dining, and family entertainment.
The event will take place on Main Street, which will be closed down for the event, in Farmingdale, from Croxley’s to Corner Cafe and then again at the Library Cafe to Cara Cara. Front Street, Conklin, and Prospect Streets remain open.
On both dates, a bandstand will be set up from 4:00 to 7:00pm where live, local performances will take place. Also in attendance will be The Shark 94.3 to join in on the music during the event.
The village hosts various events throughout the summer, such as the Village Pops music Wednesday nights, which are ongoing, and the “Movies On The Village Green” taking place every Thursday night, beginning July 11th.
The Farmingdale Village Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee will continue to plan, host, and sponsor various downtown events to promote local shopping, dining, and entertainment.
NYS DOT accepting applications for the Transportation Enhancement Program
Currently, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is accepting applications for the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP).
TEP is a federal reimbursement program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The TEP will fund projects not generally eligible for funding through traditional transportation programs. The program will fund transportation projects which show cultural, aesthetic, historic, and/or environmental significance, recognizing that factors which influence and affect transportation systems go beyond the condition of traditional infrastructure.
Projects must fall into one or more of the following categories: facilities for bicycles and pedestrians; scenic or historic highway programs; landscaping and other scenic beautification; preservation of abandoned railway corridors (including the conversion and use thereof for pedestrian or bicycle trails); or environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or to reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity. All improvements funded through this program must be available for public access and use.
Municipalities (county, city, town or village); state agencies other than the New York State Department of Transportation; and state or local authorities are eligible to apply for funding of up to $30,000,000. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organizations but must be sponsored by one of the three groups mentioned above.
The deadline for the applications is August 16th, 2013. To submit an application or for more information, please contact:
Doug Burgey, Main Office
You can also call (518) 485-9959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit the website. A workshop schedule and a list of NYSDOT Regional TEP Coordinators (Local contacts) can be found on the TEP website above.
National Endowment for the Humanities announces Bridging Cultures grants program
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced their Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants to encourage exploration of the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America’s borders, have influenced American society. With the aim of revitalizing intellectual and civic life through the humanities, NEH welcomes proposals that enhance understanding of diverse countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual traditions worldwide. Applicants might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.
Projects which are eligible for funding must: create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; enhance or develop areas of need in an institution’s humanities programs; and give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other institutions with appropriate resources.
Grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.
About seven to nine applicants will be awarded funding of up to $120,000 each. Applicants can be any non-profit with a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; state and local governmental agencies; and Federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The planning and implementation of a project must involve a partnership between a community college or community college system and another institution with appropriate resources, such as a college or university, museum, research library, or professional association. The applicant of record may be either the participating community college or community college system or the collaborating institution.
The deadline is August 27, 2013, for projects beginning no later than September 2014. To apply, please contact:
Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
For more information on available state, federal, and private grants please visit the NYS Assembly website.
NYSERDA releases Program Opportunity Notice 2722
The New York State Energy Research and Development Association (NYSERDA) has just released this past week a new Program Opportunity Notice, PON 2722.
NYSERDA hopes that with PON 2722 the State of New York can begin to move towards the development and implementation of zero-net Energy Wastewater Treatment systems through the improvement of the performance, sustainability, and the resilience of municipal water and waste water treatment infrastructure.
Through PON 2722, NYSERDA hopes to achieve three goals: to support Zero-Net Energy waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) - plants where energy demand is balanced with energy generated from on-site renewable sources; evaluate WWTP energy efficiency opportunities, evaluate energy efficient process improvement alternatives, and demonstrate use of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) or similar tools.
Demonstration Projects (up to $250,000 per project)
All proposals must provide a minimum of 50% cost- sharing.
Proposal Due: September 17, 2013 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time*
Proposal Submission -Proposers must submit two (2) paper copies of the proposal and one (1) digital copy of the proposal on CD. A completed and signed Proposal Checklist must be attached to the front of each copy. One (1) of the paper copies must have a Proposal Checklist that contains an original signature. Proposals must be clearly labeled and submitted to:
If you have technical questions concerning this PON, contact Kathleen O’Connor at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3422 or email@example.com. If you have contractual questions concerning this PON, contact Nancy Marucci at (518) 8621090, ext. 3335 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No communication intended to influence this procurement is permitted except by contacting Kathleen O’Connor at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3422 or email@example.com. Contacting anyone other than this Designated Contact (either directly by the proposer or indirectly through a lobbyist or other person acting on the proposer’s behalf) in an attempt to influence the procurement: (1) may result in a proposer being deemed a non-responsible offerer, and (2) may result in the proposer not being awarded a contract.
*Late proposals will be returned. Incomplete proposals may be subject to disqualification. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that all pages have been included in the proposal. Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be accepted at any other NYSERDA location other than the address above. If changes are made to this PON, notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s web site at www.nyserda.ny.gov.
Funding of up to $30 million is available through the CGC Program for capital projects and local planning and zoning
The second phase of the Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) Program is offering grant funding of up to $30 million for regional projects which support the goals outlined in Phase I of the program.
The CGC Program was announced back in 2011 in Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, for the purpose of encouraging communities to create a public-private partnerships and develop regional sustainable growth strategies that reduce carbon emissions.
This round of funding is the first in a series of three funding rounds, which are expected in 2014 and again 2015. A total of $90 million in potential funding will be available through Phase II, through proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the purpose of which is to lower GHG emissions in the Northeast.
A large portion of the Phase II funding is set aside for large scale, high-impact, and exemplary capital projects, or Category 3 projects. A portion is also set aside funding for local planning and zoning (Categories 1 and 2), recognizing a need for funding in these areas. Applicants that do not pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) are eligible to participate in this solicitation.
Category 1 (Open-Enrollment): Up to $1 million available for communities to adopt streamlined permitting and other ordinances for photovoltaic systems and electric vehicle charging stations, with awards of up to $10,000 per project. Applications for Category 1 will be accepted starting August 1, 2013 and until 4:00 PM Eastern Time on September 30, 2014, until funds are exhausted, or until the solicitation is revised by NYSERDA, whichever comes first.
Category 2 (Competitive): Up to $4 million available for communities to create or revise comprehensive plans, including updating zoning ordinances and addressing sustainability and resiliency, with awards of up to $400,000 per project. Proposals for Category 2 are due by 4:00pm Eastern Time on August 12, 2013.
For more information on the Cleaner Greener Communities Program, please visit the website. For technical questions concerning this program, please contact CGC@nyserda.ny.gov. All CGC program resources and guidelines can be found at the following location: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/guidance.
Intern with Vision Long Island!
Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we "wear many hats," and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.
To learn more or apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Vision Long Island Internship" in the subject heading. For more information, call our office at 631-261-0242.
What's happening in your downtown this weekend?
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Farmers Markets in or adjacent to Long Island's downtowns:
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Huntington Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Ave.
Riverhead - The 39th Annual Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival. Held on August 17th and 18th. The Street fair will be located on Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY.
Ronkonkoma - Ronkonkoma Chamber 8th Annual Labor Day Street Fair. The fair will be held on Sunday September 1st between 11am-6pm. The event will take place on Hawkins Ave. from Portion Road south to Wittridge Road, Ronkonkoma, NY.
Nesconset - Nesconset Day Street Fair. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8th between the hours of 10am-5pm. The street fair will be held at the Nesconset Plaza Shopping Center on Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset, NY.
Bellmore - 27th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. Held between September 19th-22nd at the Bellmore LIRR, Bellmore, NY.
Garden City South - Garden City South Street Fair. The event will be held on Sunday September 22nd, between 10am and 5pm (rain or shine). The street fair will be located on Nassau Blvd, approximately 1 mile north of Hempstead Tpke. (Route24).
Copiage, Babylon Summer Concerts Series Kerrigan Road & Tanner Park, All concerts begin at 7:30
“We as a society are moving in a new direction for addressing climate change, health issues, and sustainability, so in addition to road safety, the policy promotes healthy lifestyles, and helps reduce traffic congestion and reliance on carbon fuels. It also makes fiscal sense - a 'Complete Streets' policy incorporates important safety amenities into the initial design of road projects, saving taxpayer dollars for expensive retrofitting at a later time.” - Montcalir, NJ Former Mayor Jerry Fried
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