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In 1956, the Green Acres Shopping Center opened. The Chanin Organization, owned by Irwin S. Chanin and his brother Henry, was its builder. On the east and west ends of the shopping center, near the anchor stores (Lanes and Gimbels, respectively), and coursing down its center, were circular concrete planters that were placed in either singular or multiple groupings. more
About a month after announcing plans to sue its Industrial Development Agency over the handling of a tax break for the Green Acres Mall, Town of Hempstead officials have said they will hold off on the lawsuit. more
Village Trustee Vincent Grasso hosted a forum at the Valley Stream American Legion Post 854 on Nov. 28 with intent to clear up some of the confusion surrounding tax breaks issued to the Green Acres Mall, and to allow more
The Elmont Memorial Library will be showing “Love & Friendship” on Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. The film is set in 1970’s London and follows recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) as she seeks refuge with her in-laws before deciding to set out to find a new husband. Rated PG. more
Interfaith Thanksgiving The Valley Stream Religious Council will host an interfaith Thanksgiving service on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The service takes place at the Baha’I Center of Nassau County, … more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
A Nassau County lawmaker on Monday called for the county assessor to immediately restore the Green Acres Mall to the tax rolls, and for his colleagues in the County Legislature to vote to amend the … more
A vociferous crowd of about 100 residents packed the gymnasium at the Forest Road Elementary School on Nov. 2 for a monthly Mill Brook Civic Association meeting. The primary topic of interest was the … more
Bob Barra stormed toward board members at the Oct. 26 Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency meeting, jabbing his finger at them as security guards blocked him and people in all corners of the room yelled. more
Several dozen Nassau County residents, interest groups and politicians came together at a Oct. 26 public hearing to comment on an 8.4 percent rate hike sought by New York American Water to pay for infrastructure, taxes and water delivery costs. The hearing was organized and chaired by the Department of Public Service and held at Malverne Village Hall. more
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