Monday, November 28, 2011

November Meeting Recap

OK … now that the Thanksgiving holiday is beyond us and we are all busy preparing for Christmas … let me share a few remarks from our last meeting.

Jay Anderson from the Staten Island EDC spoke to us about the outlook for Staten Island and New Dorp over the upcoming years as part of our New Dorp 2020/25 Project.

Most of the heavy industrial development will occur on the north shore particularly along the waterway. That is where the businesses are and that is where the zoning will permit that type of growth. It is an opportunity that exists but must be cultivated.

What type of economic opportunity are we most likely to see in New Dorp? Our neighborhood is most likely to benefit from service industries and retail growth. The Lane, Plaza and Hylan Blvd are suitable zones that can support and nourish those opportunities.

So the outlook is good for our neighborhood. It can remain a desirable location for living and working.

Our December meeting will have an update on the issues in the neighborhood followed by some merriment … and the raffling off of our two holiday baskets. (Call 718-979-6011 to buy tickets.)

Instead of a holiday grab bag we ask that you bring some items for our troops as part of our ongoing “Support Our Troops” initiative.

January we stay inside and try and keep warm … and then in February we will resume our review of our neighborhood and its future as we invite in the City Planning Team from Staten Island to talk about the zoning in our community and what it will permit.

Remember … we need your support.

Renew your membership.

Not a member? Call 718-979-6011 and join … only $18 per year … that’s a nickel a day.

And don’t be afraid to invite a neighbor to join.

Thanks for your continuing support …

> Joe Markowski

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