December 23, 2020
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
On behalf of the Village Board, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.
November 10, 2020
Early Morning Telephone Call – Veterans’ Day
I apologize if you received an early morning telephone call this morning regarding Veterans’ Day activities. The message was intended to be launched for 5:30 pm, not 5:30 am. I hope you were not disturbed or alarmed by the call. If you were awakened, I apologize.
October 12, 2020
South 12th Street will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic on October 24, 2020.
With the Covert Avenue and New Hyde Road at grade crossing eliminated, the LIRR’s contractor, 3TC is now turning their attention to the elimination of the railroad crossing at South 12th Street. According to the plans, South 12th Street will no long traverse the railroad tracks. A pedestrian underpass will be built at South 12th Street to allow people to safely traverse the tracks. Motorists will have to use Covert Avenue or New Hyde Park Road to cross the tracks.
September 11, 2020
It is always so sad writing today’s date: September 11th. It brings back the tragedy of that fateful day and the despicable mass murders of thousands of innocent Americans. For me, it conjures the painful memory of watching the disaster in New York unfold before my eyes and listening to the events in Washington and Pennsylvania. The horrific deeds ended so many beautiful lives and changed the course of countless others. It propelled us into a war that continues to put American military members at risk every day.
August 4, 2020
August 4, 2020
Tropical storm Isaias has caused a great deal of damage throughout the Village. I drove every passable street that had signs of damage and encountered many downed trees and broken branches. Many people told me that they lost power. Everyone I spoke with seemed in good spirits, despite the damage. I am not aware of any injuries or fatalities.
July 14, 2020
This weekend, the Long Island Railroad and their contractor, 3TC achieved an important and amazing milestone. They pushed the 8 million pound New Hyde Park Road undergrade crossing and railroad bridge into place and reopened the mainline for railroad traffic. This was an amazing engineering feat; only the third time the technique has been used in the Americas (Covert Avenue was the first). The process involves pushing the tremendous structure across the ground, stopping every 20 inches to make sure it is going straight and not too high or not too low. If it’s too low, they simply add some dirt in front of it. If it’s too low, they dig dirt out of the way. The challenge is that they can only move it one direction. Luckily, they got it right.
May 23, 2020
I hope everyone is having a safe and happy Memorial Day. Today, we observed Memorial Day in New Hyde Park a little differently than how we normally do. We didn’t have a parade – which was probably a good thing because it poured
May 9, 2020
Last weekend many in New Hyde Park said our final goodbyes to a beloved member of our Village Family and our community: Mark Farina. Mark passed away after weeks of battling COVID-19. It was terribly heartbreaking for so many of us in New Hyde Park.
March 29, 2020
Each day, the coronavirus crisis hits closer and closer to our homes. Many of our neighbors are now directly impacted and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is sick and their families.
Please continue to do all you can to help stem the spread of this pandemic.
March 22, 2020
The continuing growth of the CONVID-19 virus and humanity’s response to it has caused the Village to make certain changes in the services we provide. These changes are for the protection of our employees and to help in the overall fight against the virus by limiting human contact while enabling your Village government to continue to deliver the essential municipal services you need.