Third Track Press Conference Held On Friday March 24, 2017

Growing Chorus of State and Local Elected Officials Demand that the MTA/LIRR Re-Do the Third Track Draft Environmental Statement and Hold New Hearings   NEW HYDE PARK – March 24, 2017 – The Mayors of the Villages of New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Garden City hosted a press conference on March 24th at the New Hyde Park Village Hall … Read More

Floral Park Speaks Out At Third Track Hearing On Environmental Impact Statement

  Many residents and village officials spoke out at the morning and evening hearings held on the LIRR’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement at the New Hyde Park Inn on January 19th. Many questioned the lack of specific information about the impacts of the project on Floral Park. Pictured above are Trustee Archie Cheng, former Mayor Ann Corbett, Bill Corbett and … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – December 2, 2016

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THIRD TRACK UPDATE On November 28th, the MTA and the Governor’s office took its next step with respect to the Third Track Project and released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The DEIS is over 1,000 pages and the Appendices that accompany it are an additional 1,500 pages. The LIRR has scheduled public hearings on the DEIS and announced that the … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – September 26, 2016

At the most recent Village Board Meeting, a resident expressed concern regarding ADA access to the station platforms at the LIRR-Floral Park Station. This concern is not new. The Village’s concern has been enunciated to the LIRR by this board and each board with whom I have served. How could the LIRR continue to ignore this glaring deficiency and neglect … Read More

The Mayor’s Message – July 22, 2016

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Recently, LIRR President Pat Nowakowski issued a press release in which we were assured that the MTA-LIRR is listening and listening carefully. President Nowakowski states that they are taking all our concerns and incorporating them into their next step, which is the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). He claims unprecedented community outreach has been achieved and that … Read More