Oyster Bay Approves New Zoning Code for Downtown Hicksville

On Tuesday, February 23rd, the Town of Oyster Bay unanimously approved a new zoning code for the train station area in downtown Hicksville that will allow for mixed use development after nearly a decade of…

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Bus Service Should Not be Cut Without Alternatives

Vision provided testimony earlier this week in opposition to the proposed cuts to Suffolk County Bus Service as the Suffolk County Public Hearing on the proposed Operating Budget. Transit service for working people without cars…

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Greenport Village Officials Weigh Future of Parklets in Downtown

As the pandemic raged on and people began looking for solutions to getting people back into downtowns, Greenport implemented what are referred to as “parklets” to help encourage outdoor dining on Main Street. Parklets are…

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RXR Cuts Ribbon on Village Square in Glen Cove

RXR Realty has officially cut the ribbon on its Village Square project in Glen Cove. The ceremony for the official opening of the development was attended by a number of local officials from both the…

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Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center Opens

During Climate Week, Governor Cuomo announced the opening of the Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, which will educate and inform the public about how energy shapes New York’s natural systems, and how this same…

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Reports from Local Downtowns

At this time of uncertainty, we are beginning to see a number of downtowns being shuttered as bars, restaurants, and any place where multiple people congregate are running up against fears of and caution at…

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Helping Main Street through Coronavirus

A message from Vision Long Island and the Long Island Main Street Alliance… Helping Main Street through Coronavirus Day 44 of shutdown – Tuesday April 28, 2020 The Coronavirus economic shutdown is on day 44. …

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Main Streets will be Hit Hard by Coronavirus Response

Vision Long Island has been getting many calls over the past two weeks and talking to a number of small businesses in our downtowns concerning the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The real experiences folks are going…

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Vision Holds Board Meeting in Downtown Kings Park

Vision Board and staff were out in downtown Kings Park at their most recent Board meeting, hosted at the popular Main Street restaurant RED to hear an update on revitalization activities and the status of…

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Clean Energy Task Force Holds February Meeting

Vision Long Island was out at the February meeting of the Clean Energy Leadership Task Force, held at the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College in Farmingdale.  The Task Force brings together Long Island municipalities with…

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