July 1, 2022 Mayor’s Message

Yesterday Governor Holchul signed Bill A10085/S8954 authorizing the Village of Floral Park to institute a residential parking permit program in certain areas of the Village which would be most impacted by the UBS Arena.  This will allow the Village to enhance parking regulations in these areas but allow residents who live on those designated blocks to park by permit.  The rationale … Read More

Mayor’s Message-Belmont Project Update October 9, 2021

Dear Residents, Construction on the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park is moving ahead quickly and on schedule to be completed in late November.  Hockey games, concerts and other events are already scheduled to take place at the new arena in the near future. For the past two years, including a number of recent requests this past spring and summer, … Read More

Mayor’s Message June 12, 2020-Village’s Outdoor Dining Plans

The Village of Floral Park is implementing outdoor dining plans to support our local restaurants as they are gradually allowed to re-open.  This plan is evolving as we receive guidance from the State as to what is permitted moving forward. For those restaurants that have their own private space upon which they can locate tables and chairs, this past week … Read More

Interest Free Period for Payment of Village Property Taxes Extended

I am happy to notify you that Governor Cuomo has granted the Village of Floral Park’s request to extend the interest free period for the payment of Village property taxes by 21 days.  Under New York State law, the Village has no authority to extend the interest free payment period on its own; however, during “a state disaster emergency” a … Read More

Mayor’s Message 5-12-2020

Today, although the Court recognized the Village of Floral Park’s “legitimate concerns” with the scope of the Belmont Project and the Belmont Project’s impact on the Village’s residents, the Court determined that it may not “substitute its judgment “ for the judgment of the Empire State Development Corp. (ESD).                 Of course, we are disappointed with the Judge’s conclusion and … Read More

The Mayor’s Message: November 12, 2019

Dear Fellow Residents, With the assistance of the New York Islanders, the Village has obtained the following telephone number to be used to report issues, problems and complaints associated with the Belmont Redevelopment Project. This number is: 516-548-3118 This number has been issued for the above purpose and I urge all residents to please contact the number should you experience any … Read More

Mayor’s Message November 7, 2019

Belmont Update, November 7, 2019        Today Judge Roy Mahon issued a decision scheduling a return date of December 6th on the Village’s request for a limited preliminary injunction to prevent NYAP from continuing with any “irreversible” work pending the outcome of the Village’s Article 78 Action. However, Judge Mahon declined to grant the Village’s request for a … Read More

Mayor’s Message November 2, 2019

Dear Fellow Resident, As a response to the Village’s challenge under Article 78 to the development project at Belmont, the Empire State Development Corp (“ESD”) and New York Arena Partners (“NYAP”) filed papers with the court to request a dismissal of our challenge.  Mr. Michael Murphy, Esq., counsel for the Village at Beveridge & Diamond, was correctly quoted in Newsday as saying … Read More

Mayor’s Message September 22, 2019

Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to address a recent issue regarding the Belmont Redevelopment Plan and subsequent news articles that have appeared in many publications. Since the Village moved forward with the option to file an Article 78 Proceeding regarding the Belmont Redevelopment project, a number of news articles have taken liberty with events that have occurred … Read More

Mayor’s Message April 15, 2019

COVERT AVENUE CLOSURE IN NEW HYDE PARK AND DETOUR PLAN The full closure of Covert Avenue (between 1st and 5th Avenues in New Hyde Park) had been pushed back a few times, but now it is in fact proceeding on Monday April 15th. Below is information from the Third Track Contractors (3TC) regarding the closure, including the Detour Route. Detour … Read More