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Heated Debate Over Manhasset Parking

Many residents opposed any additional parking behind the Apple Store.

The board room was filled Tuesday night with residents, many of whom came to voice their concerns and disdain during a hearing on additional parking behind the Apple Store on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.

Several of the people with homes adjacent to the property said that they did not want to live closer to a parking lot. They said too that this change could potentially hurt their home values and that they were concerned about safety particularly with children in the area. These were just a few of the issues mentioned.

The series of community comments lasted about 90 minutes.

Ultimately, the Town board approved a measure to add approximately 90 spots to this lot. The board voted 5-1 in favor, with Councilman Thomas Dwyer not in attendance and voting no, noting that so many locals opposed it.

Following the vote and the departure of about three quarters of the people who filled the Town board room, a resident threw a crumpled up paper in the direction of .

Kaiman said in response to the paper-thrower that if that happened again, he would have the police called. With the help of security, no other incidents occurred.

Nassau Taxpayer May 31, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Watch out for shoe throwers.
RHMcCabe May 31, 2012 at 04:57 PM
These politicians are a disgrace.
R Miller June 01, 2012 at 10:52 AM
I am far from a Kaiman fan as you can see from my other posts but what are they supposed to do with the property? Make it a bird sanctuary? If you moved next to that lot one had to know that this was a possibilty. As for the trowing of the paper for the person that threw that all I can say is "Grow UP"
John N June 01, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Tom, you seem to be very racist. If you would stop commenting such stereotypical statements that are not at all extenuating, you would realize that this article is not about the corruption of politicians. Please tell us your reasoning for this suspicion you have.
george September 14, 2012 at 02:06 AM
what they are suppose to do with the property is not to change the zoning for it let a house be built there as it was meant for ever , less traffic for us, do you get it ?

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