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Old 05-07-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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Hello!

I just moved to North Massapequa. I commute to manhattan on the LIRR every day and have a question about the Parking situation. The Seaford and Massapequa stations are the exact same distance from my new house but Id much rather commute using the seaford station. Will I still be able to buy a permit even though Im a masapequa resident?

Any info will help.

Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:15 AM
 
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Just use Massapequa, by the time the train rolls to Seaford its already crowded since its the last stop before Penn. At least you have a chance of getting a seat if you get on in Massapequa if you are fast enough.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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Hello!

I just moved to North Massapequa. I commute to manhattan on the LIRR every day and have a question about the Parking situation. The Seaford and Massapequa stations are the exact same distance from my new house but Id much rather commute using the seaford station. Will I still be able to buy a permit even though Im a masapequa resident?

Any info will help.

Thanks!
Prob not. Massapequa is TOB, Seaford is TOH ... TOH is who issues the permits for Seaford, not the county.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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Sorry, but the Seaford parking lots are limited to Town of Hempstead residents, who can purchase a sticker for $10 a year (April 1- March 31) through the town clerk in Hempstead.
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Part of the situation demonstrates to me how divisive and "un-American" the parking sticker deal is, and I would say almost everywhere in our country . Maybe twenty years ago, the State of New York added to the west end of Seaford parking. For years, those were spaces where anyone could park. The lot was built with state (not town) money, and the lighting was installed (I believe) with state money. About 2016, the supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, Anthony Santino, declared that the entire lot was under town maintenance and installed signs requiring stickers from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-to-Friday.
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On any weekday there are at least a hundred empty spaces. Geography is the cause. Seaford station is the easternmost station in the Town of Hempstead. The town boundary is a mere hundred yards east of the station! Probably some Wantagh residents use the lot, as they live in the Town of Hempstead, but Massapequa residents cannot buy the sticker. People from Merrick and Bellmore are not going to drive east to Seaford to board a train west to Manhattan.
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One gracious aspect is that the permit is not needed after 1 p.m. nor on weekends. When I travel through the river towns of Westchester County, I find that non-residents may not park at the Hudson Division Metro-North stations any day, any time. The sign "Residents only," in parking, parks, or any public area runs contrary to our nationhood.
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Old 05-08-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Sorry, but the Seaford parking lots are limited to Town of Hempstead residents, who can purchase a sticker for $10 a year (April 1- March 31) through the town clerk in Hempstead.
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Part of the situation demonstrates to me how divisive and "un-American" the parking sticker deal is, and I would say almost everywhere in our country . Maybe twenty years ago, the State of New York added to the west end of Seaford parking. For years, those were spaces where anyone could park. The lot was built with state (not town) money, and the lighting was installed (I believe) with state money. About 2016, the supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, Anthony Santino, declared that the entire lot was under town maintenance and installed signs requiring stickers from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-to-Friday.
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On any weekday there are at least a hundred empty spaces. Geography is the cause. Seaford station is the easternmost station in the Town of Hempstead. The town boundary is a mere hundred yards east of the station! Probably some Wantagh residents use the lot, as they live in the Town of Hempstead, but Massapequa residents cannot buy the sticker. People from Merrick and Bellmore are not going to drive east to Seaford to board a train west to Manhattan.
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One gracious aspect is that the permit is not needed after 1 p.m. nor on weekends. When I travel through the river towns of Westchester County, I find that non-residents may not park at the Hudson Division Metro-North stations any day, any time. The sign "Residents only," in parking, parks, or any public area runs contrary to our nationhood.
I remember reading that the funds were Federal funds that built that extension. The field was supposed to be open to all.

It's ridiculous to see 3/4 of the lot empty now. I'm not a TOH resident but, I used to use the lot everyday because it was free. Bought 3 cars and countless meals in the immediate Seaford vicinity while I parked there. Patronized many Seaford businesses.

Just ridiculous
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