Application to add a taxi depot on Hempstead Turnpike withdrawn


Richard Bivone, the property consultant for 333 All Seasons Realty Corp, told the Herald on Wednesday evening that an application to add a taxi dispatch center on the corner of Clearmeadow Drive and Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow has officially been withdrawn.

The realty corporation, owned by Joseph Piscitello, is a division of All Seasons Taxi, based in Westbury. "That application is no longer active, and the contract vendee has canceled the contract with the seller," said Bivone.

During a public meeting held in the auditorium of the Nassau University Medical Center on Monday night, approximately 60 East Meadow residents expressed their disapproval with the proposed taxi depot, citing safety and traffic concerns that plague the area. The meeting was arranged by Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves, a Republican from East Meadow.

Piscitello "felt that it was in the best interest of the community, that after hearing their concerns, to withdraw the application and not pursue it any further," said Bivone.

The application was formally withdrawn from the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday. Bivone said the property would continue to function as an office space. "There is no future plans to put any type of a taxi stand," said Bivone. "Anything related to taxis will not be part of that property."