9 Things People Want to See Happen in Levittown

Residents want something done with the vacant K-Mart building.
Residents want something done with the vacant K-Mart building.
On Monday, we asked Levittown Patch Facebook readers to tell us what they want to see happen in Levittown in 2014.

Here's what they said: 
  • I would love for the Island Trees School District to resolve the issue of the Karpoczyk and Gallow Buildings!
  • Crack down on illegal apartments and make more legal apartment buildings
  • Enforce the speed limit on Hempstead Tpke. and Wantagh Ave.
  • So many people living in houses that are in foreclosure. 
  • I wish businesses would maintain their landscaping. Especially the large ones like target and stop and shop.
  • I wish that they would do something with the old Kmart.
  • Do something with that K-Mart building. How many jobs could an open, productive business have supplied to the community, not to mention adding to the tax base. Time for Kate Murray to do something about this eyesore.
  • Get rid of Walmart.
  • Hempstead Turnpike looks horrible with all of the stores that have closed. There are at least 10 from Gardiners Ave. to Stewart Ave.
  • Put in some landscaping on Hempstead Tpke and maintain it. It's embarrassing so ugly and dirty.
What's on your 2014 wishlist for Levittown? Post in the Comment box below.
sal January 14, 2014 at 09:51 AM
sal January 14, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Janet January 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Kate please work on doing something with that old KMart building. Have Home Depot do something or re-sell it! Along with all the other stores that have gone out. No more plantings in the middle islands, they get weeds and look more awful! Cement brick them like East Meadow has.
Brooke Marie January 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Bring back the Chinese food on division avenue!
Katherine Phelan Esenturk January 14, 2014 at 01:17 PM
fix hempstead turnpike the pot holes are scaring the beep out of me and are killing my car!
Pauline Uhler January 14, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Take out the one about making legal apartment buildings. Don't need that here in levittown.
Paul Manton January 15, 2014 at 07:45 AM
You have to be more realistic, Pauline, it's not 1956 anymore. We need legal apartment buildings in Levittown elsewhile the community will become one of boarded-up houses and homeless people. And within twenty years, most of the houses in Levittown will be rentals the way they were in 1947 and 48. People cannot afford to buy one-family homes anymore and families that were middle class in 1980 now live below the Poverty Line. My house is worth $380,000 today. That's about forty-two times more expensive than when it was built in 1951. The average family income is not forty-two times more than the average family income in 1951; ten or fifteen times more, perhaps, but not forty-two. Now we can either accommodate this new type of housing stock in a carefully planned manner that won't disrupt the existing character of the community or we can, by NIMBY stonewalling and obstructionism, but off the inevitable and allow it to be done in a reckless and haphazard manner that's not to the benefit of the community. Let's not forget that Levittown in 1947 was "low income housing" with houses built 30% cheaper than the average new house at the time and many people objected to the Levitt Development.
Patricia January 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM
I'd like to see more people get back to church and their faith and be kinder and more positive. St. Bernards is "under new management" come and meet Fr. Ralph and Fr. Joe I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Janet January 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Holy cow Paul!? Levittown is sliding downhill fast! I agree we need a lot of things to help boost Levittown. Housing can be a problem in that ya can't control/screen potential renters. Levittown needs to have our Political folks to ride through Levittown with eyes wide Open for "how can we improve Levittown" attitude and then DO something good. Start with old Kmart bldg!!!
Rocco January 17, 2014 at 05:36 PM
K Mart Building Enough already, destroy it and sell it to somebody that will do something. Something must be going on behind closed doors with the town about this property. Yes speeders on Hemp Tpk, Wantagh ave, N Jerusalem and Loring road. Never in my 20 years here have seen NCPD with radar. Agree that beautification of Hemp Tpk is a must, its horrible now.
Rocco January 17, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Another wish- Please send all the comments to the Town of Hempstead so they know they have people that care about their community here in Levittown. I dont think they really can hear us about the quality of life issues.
Janet January 17, 2014 at 05:41 PM
Hope someone who can make things happen reads these Strong Suggestions!!!! Soon! Enough Home Depot . . .build something or resell it. You are hurting our community!!!
egg713 January 25, 2014 at 02:07 PM
How about the floods that happens every time it rains hard on the corner of Loring Road and Chimney Lane. Somebody is going to get killed. This has been going on for 30 plus years, the excuse is its a Nassau County Road....Who cares fix it already....
Janet January 25, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Nassau is great for passing the buck! That is why our roads are a horror,buildings that are vacant and nothing new comes into our area. AniHop would be super great! The sump behind Friendly on Hempstead Tpke., and Jerusalem always overflows in a nasty storm. I see TOH signs up case #51, so what does that mean???


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