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Old 11-12-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Remnants of the destructive Suozzi admin still remain...
I wonder who is profiting from this?

Clean house Mangano!
"Nassau County will be taking back control of operations and management of the Sands Point Preserve on
January 1st. " Edward Mangano

---> Sands Point Preserve is Being Destroyed by the Group Entrusted to Protect It | Long Island Press


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outraged and frustrated by the recent and ongoing destructive actions of the Friends of the Sands Point Preserve—a nonprofit installed by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi to serve as the managers of the 216-acre Guggenheim Estate on the North Shore of Long Island.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I took some visitors there in the summer and I was appalled at how badly things looked and how neglected everything was. There were, however, volunteers ready and available to take our money!!! I guess that's all they care to do.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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The land is more valuable for reaping taxes on mini-estates as opposed to the pittance they receive from the trickle of curious checking out the remnants (or in this case detritus) of a former gold coast estate.

What a shame.

Can't they turn this around into an Oheka facility of sorts? Close proximity to NYC, the Sound right there...
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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Real shame. The Nassau County Parks system was decimated by Suozzi. I was at Stillwell today, and while the trails are still nice, I dont care for all the painting and cones on the soccer field. The field used to be left alone but the Town of Oyster Bay wants to use it for sports.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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Isn't this happening all over LI???
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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The town of Oyster Bay has done a great job with their parks.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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I'm not happy with the changes at Sands Point Preserve either. It's supposed to a nature/historic perserve not a recreational park! The article didn't mention it, but they also put exercise equipment along the nature trails which seems in very bad taste considering the character of the place.

Also, The chopping down of trees and the destabilization of the bluffs are something I couldn't believe it when I first saw it. Are these people that clueless about basic conservation practices (or civil engineering for that matter). Do these people think they above the law because of how much money they have?

The part about the raccoons is just downright grusome and dispictable. It's good to know that the masters of the universe in this country have such compasion for the little creatures. Imagine how they must feel about their less affluent neighbors!

Am I surprised though? Not really. Many Long Islander's I know have no clue about or respect for nature; add money and political influence to the mix and you get the disaster this park has turned into. Actually, disaster is what you can say about the quality of life as a whole on this Island. I'm glad I will be leaving soon!

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Old 11-17-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by Port North View Post
I'm not happy with the changes at Sands Point Preserve either. It's supposed to a nature/historic perserve not a recreational park! The article didn't mention it, but they also put exercise equipment along the nature trails which seems in very bad taste considering the character of the place.

Also, The chopping down of trees and the destabilization of the bluffs are something I couldn't believe it when I first saw it. Are these people that clueless about basic conservation practices (or civil engineering for that matter). Do these people think they above the law because of how much money they have?

The part about the raccoons is just downright grusome and dispictable. It's good to know that the masters of the universe in this country have such compasion for the little creatures. Imagine how they must feel about their less affluent neighbors!

Am I surprised though? Not really. Many Long Islander's I know have no clue about or respect for nature; add money and political influence to the mix and you get the disaster this park has turned into. Actually, disaster is what you can say about the quality of life as a whole on this Island. I'm glad I will be leaving soon!
This is what you get when you put as judge, Foskey with no experience in charge of parks and recreation. The group indicated they were given no guidance by the county, they couldn’t ask questions? There are plenty of people from historic preservation and environmental contacts that could have offered suggestions since they couldn’t depend on the parks Commissioner.

They decided to start chopping down trees and putting in exercise trails on a historic piece of property on their own?? Even though the tree removal company had a board certified arborist, that is not the best place to go to get an independent opinion on tree removal.

Also to be fair the article I read indicated they caught racoons inside the housing and released them on the property.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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This is what you get when you put as judge, Foskey with no experience in charge of parks and recreation. The group indicated they were given no guidance by the county, they couldn’t ask questions? There are plenty of people from historic preservation and environmental contacts that could have offered suggestions since they couldn’t depend on the parks Commissioner.

They decided to start chopping down trees and putting in exercise trails on a historic piece of property on their own?? Even though the tree removal company had a board certified arborist, that is not the best place to go to get an independent opinion on tree removal.

Also to be fair the article I read indicated they caught racoons inside the housing and released them on the property.
"Brownie" did a better job at FEMA!
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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"Brownie" did a better job at FEMA!
Actually I forgot, there are two parks commissioners, the old experienced one from the Suozzi administration and the new Judge, with all that high priced talent you would expect good management.
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