Long Island leads the state in electric vehicle use, report says

Long Island leads the state in its electric vehicle use, according to a new report. Of the 42,529 all-electric and electric hybrid vehicles registered in the state as of June, 30 percent were on Long Island, according to a report released this week by Drive Electric Long Island, a coalition of electric vehicle stakeholders. The […]

A community helps treasured Plainview hardware store make move

The owners say the move to a space twice as big represents a win for small business in an era when local stores struggle to compete with corporate chains and online retailers. Dan Naftol has been shopping at Trio Hardware in Plainview for 30 years, dropping in once or twice a week to buy nuts […]

Resort Style Living for Graying Boomers

Developed as a place to raise a family, Long Island — like many other suburban areas that grew and thrived in post-World War II America — is graying. While new communities on the island were built for baby boomers back when they were babies, the latest wave of new development — country club-style living in […]

Country Pointe Project Takes Shape

Plainview favorite Trio Hardware announced it will move down the road to the Country Pointe development. The changing landscape of the Plainview-Old Bethpage area near Old Country and Round Swamp roads signals the impending arrival of Country Pointe Plainview, a sprawling project with age-specific housing, along with retail, a clubhouse, trails and more. Grounds that […]

Town clears way for 750 Plainview condos

Oyster Bay’s Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the final environmental impact statement for a 750-residence condominium project on 143 acres in Plainview. The town accepted the environmental statement after Jericho-based developer Beechwood Organization tweaked the plan, slightly reducing the number of homes and increasing the amount of open space and recreational area. Originally […]

Plainview Weighs Mixing the New With the Old

Just outside Plainview in Nassau County lies the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a diorama of historic buildings complete with costumed actors depicting a Long Island farming village from the 1800s. It mirrors Plainview’s commitment to preserving its own way of life, albeit one from a different century. Residents and elected officials say the hamlet, along […]

Town Holds Hearing on Country Pointe at Plainview

A proposed project that would bring an 890-unit gated community to Plainview is now open for public comment after a nearly eight-hour hearing last week at Howard B. Mattlin Middle School. Residents, developers and Town of Oyster Bay officials packed into the school’s auditiorium to hear the details of the project and speak out either […]

Developer scales back plan, hoping for OK

Michael Dubb doesn’t want to repeat the stunning moment four years ago when billionaire Charles Wang yanked a rezoning application after opposition grew to his multiuse development plan in Plainview. So Dubb, founder of the Jericho-based Beechwood Organization, has proposed a less dense, mostly residential development on 143 acres at the corner of Old Country […]

Wang in contract with home builder for Plainview land

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is handing over the right to build on his 144 acres of Plainview property to home builder Michael Dubb, of the Beechwood Organization in Jericho, Dubb said Wednesday. Newsday reported last week that the Shinnecock Indian Nation was eyeing the same swath of wooded land as a potential casino […]