A gazebo across the street from the Levittown Library was badly
damaged by vandals on Tuesday night, forcing the Town of Hempstead Parks
Department to remove the remaining structure due to safety concerns.
Jacklyn Nogan, PR for the Levittown Library, told Patch that
just the platform of the gazebo remains at Veterans Memorial Park after vandals
caused significant damage to the structure.
The gazebo was purchased by the Levittown Chamber of Commerce in
2001. Nogan served as president of the chamber at the time and head of the
grant committee, which also consisted of Kevin Regan and Louise Cassano.
The grant money for the gazebowas secured from
Senator Kemp Hannon and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, according to Nogan.
“This is very hard for me as I worked hard on
that project,” Nogan said.
Levittown Chamber President Dean Baer was also saddened to hear the news on Wednesday morning.
“Kids constantly hang out there and it’s unfortunate this
happened,” Baer said.
Baer added that a few members of the chamber told him they want
to have the gazebo rebuilt, but he said the issue is undecided and will be discussed at
Monday’s chamber meeting.
Nassau County Police said that the incident is under
investigation. Anyone with information can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at