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Posted on: May 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Town Demolishes Eyesore in Downtown Wyandanch

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Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez was on hand during the demolition of a long-vacant, dilapidated storefront at 300 Long Island Avenue in Wyandanch. The Town acquired the property in order to remove the eyesore and clear the land for redevelopment as part of the Wyandanch Rising initiative. Formerly an auto body shop and convenience store, the site has been closed down for over 3 years, leading to unsafe conditions. Located in the heart of downtown Wyandanch, adjacent to Straight Path and the Wyandanch train station, this property is one of a number of properties in the area targeted for economic redevelopment.

“Not only does this demolition clear a blighted property that has had a detrimental effect on the surrounding community, but this is another step in Wyandanch Rising,” said Deputy Supervisor Martinez. “We at the Town of Babylon are excited to transform this eyesore into something that can have a positive impact on the local area.”

The demolition was performed by staff from the Town’s Department of Public Works, saving taxpayer dollars by not using an external firm.

Pictured from left to right are Stephanie Williams, Phyllis Henry, Sandra Cochran, Deputy Supervisor Martinez, and Beverly Theodore.

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