Here are some stories that Levittown residents should keep on their radar.
While 2012 was a crazy year, Levittown residents have a number of big stories to keep an eye on for 2013.
Before you take a peak at some stories to keep an eye for next year, make sure you first read that top 12 Stories for Levittown in 2012. 3. Businesses Opening an Closing in Levittown
A number of businesses opened and closed in Levittown in 2012
and a few are set to open very soon.
The new expanded CVS on Hempstead Tpke. should be opening in late January
, while the new Walmart Market
will open this year.
There's no telling what other businesses will be coming and going in Levittown. Hopefully a suitor will be found for the long-time vacant properties as well as newly vacant properties such as Synergy
and Van Heusen
2. Proposed Assisted Living Facility at Village Green
With the Crocus Lane condominium development proposal shut down in 2012 by the Town of Hempstead, the focus turns to the proposed assisted living facility.
The facility would be located at the former North Levittown Lanes site, which closed in June of 2011.
Stay with us for updates.
1. Hempstead Turnpike Safety
The main street that runs through Levittown has seen too many tragedies over the years.
A total of 15 pedestrians were killed along Hempstead Turnpike between the years of 2008 and 2010, and more have lost their lives since then. In August, 16-year-old Anthony D'Alessandro was killed
when crossing the street. And in June of 2011, 19-year-old Island Trees High School student Peter Thearle was
also killed crossing the street.
In 2012, a report by the Tri-State Transportation Corporation (TSTC) rated Hempstead Turnpike as the most dangerous road
in the region.
So what is being done to make Hempstead Tpke. safer?
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has
made a variety of pedestrian
on Hempstead Turnpike, including remarking 235
crosswalks — more than half of which were widened — increasing
pedestrian crossing times at 86 traffic signals, reprogramming dozens
of crosswalks and adding new features to the crossing buttons.
Time will tell if these changes make an impact to the safety of the street. What stories are you looking for in 2013? Tell us in the comments below.
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