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What Do You Want To See Here? [Empty in Kings Park]

No new construction has been done on this site in five years.

This structure, on Indian Head Road, has been unfinished for close to a decade. Originally intended to be an office building, it has not had any construction done on it for five years.

There has been talk that the owner is renewing construction, but a for sale sign can be seen on the site.

What would you like to see here?

paula October 26, 2011 at 08:32 PM
Anything but the eyesore that is there now!!! Let's get rid of those 2 half built houses on 25 too while we are at it.
eric October 26, 2011 at 09:35 PM
I would like to see an appartment complex for young people, or how bout a major food chain of some sort becauase i hate driving all the way to commack to get a freaking taco!
Sean Lehmann October 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM
The plan for this structure was a medical office. There have been many delays and changes to the original design. Eric, a 36 unit garden apartment complex is planned right across the street from this structure. These apartments consisting of 8 to 10 two bedroom units with the rest being single bedroom are said to be affordable. The Kings Park Civic Association has been told that these apartments will NOT be government subsidized. Paula, The KPCA has ongoing discussions with town officials concerning a number of structures in Kings Park, The two Hightower homes on Rt. 25A as well as the steel structure in this article are high on the list. The Hightower houses were not built to code. Hopefully something will be done with these structures in the near future. All of these structures have been topics of discussion at recent KPCA meetings. The Kings Park Civic Association will keep the community updated on issues such as this. Just sign up for the civic email list at kingsparkcivic.org (A new website will debut in a couple of weeks).
eric October 27, 2011 at 12:02 AM
You mis understood... I said " affordable" apartments, not over priced ritzy dream condos. No one that i graduated with(2006) will be able to afford to possibly live here on their own. Its pathetic really, we need realistic affordable housing without the conservative republicans that run this townships neying pointing finger outcasting simple ideas because they are too wrapped up in concealing a certain " image" that KP needs to uphold as commandant to a predominantly white haven of a predjudiced and sheltered community. Thats all. Lol
KpNibbler October 27, 2011 at 01:59 AM
So tired of the affordable housing BS..I know plenty of people, including myself, who went to KP and worked hard to buy a house here.Some left and returned when the time was right. The house prices are pretty decent at the moment. Eric, if you need a hand out to get a house in KP, ask your parents for one or work 2 jobs and save for a few years...Maybe apply yourself a bit...If you are too lazy to make a 5 minute drive to Taco Bell, I'm gonna have to assume your work ethics are just as lame.Your probably one of those kids who can only work 20 hrs a week, then complain that they have no money..LOL It's bad enough they are building that apartment complex off Indian Head...At least it's not government housing...KP does have an image to uphold...to continue to be the small hamlet that generations have enjoyed.I couldn't care less if my neighbor was Black, Muslim, Asian or Blue with green stripes...as long as they take care of their property and take pride in this town... I've never voted (R) and never would, but I'll be damned if I sit silently by while people who feel they are entitled to live here slowly turn KP into the next Wyandanch...Nothing to do with race, but a town that's run down and filled with crime.Why litter our community with low income apartment complexes that, after a few years, will be run down like Kings Woods. Just because there is open space doesn't mean something needs to be built there. Plant some trees and grass for god's sake and stop crowding out KP!
Dawn October 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM
@kpnibbler....i couldnt have said it better myself!!!
Tom Gillen October 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Eric - you definitely didn't say "affordable"
KKM October 27, 2011 at 04:14 PM
A brewery.
eric October 27, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I dont know where you got hippie from F
eric October 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM
I was referring to comment u made u said it not me. Im done speaking the common thought of MY generation. Im sorry if i offended you. Im as well tired of having to travel to go out. We need night life whatever you or I consider that to be i think we can both agree that it is needed.
Jennifer Sloat (Editor) October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM
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eric October 28, 2011 at 03:28 AM
Yes master
JNR October 28, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Eric, I find that when people start going back and forth like this it's hard to really get a feel for the tone of actual voices sometimes. Please know I'm not trying to insult, but it seems to me you sound a little imature in your comments. As a life long kings parker I feel that Kpnibbler really said it all. How long have you and your family lived here? Do some research on kings park. You may realize that bringing in fast food chains is what would ruin the town. Read what kp nibbler said and if this is not the type of town that appeals to you, than maybe you need to move to commack or a town that has more action. I know it's expensive to live here, but like the nibbler says you have to work hard for the life style you want and the community you want to live in.
eric October 28, 2011 at 07:14 PM
I lived here since i was 4 and my family has been here since KP was potato fields. Who knew that 60 something years later much hasnt changed. Excuse me for wanting fast food but its a little rediculous.... If the mom and pop shops cant compete with burger king then they shouldnt exist period. Its called capitalism not communism. I cant wait till all you old people die and my generation takes over. Call it immature or what ever you would like. The fact is KP will change with or without you old farts. Saddle up time to ride. If anyone would like to contact besides here please email me at thekide@gmail.com so i can curse at you without being flagged.
Frank Mercuri October 28, 2011 at 08:53 PM
My, My Eric you are truly immature and lack respect and sarcastic. We were all your age at one time . I believe your parents at one time in their lives will be considered older. Would you place a curse on them as you have on others in this comment? There is a place for this rhetoric and not this forum, it is called Kindergarten. Stick to the issue and act grown up if you wish to debate with grownups.
KpNibbler October 28, 2011 at 11:21 PM
I feel almost embarrassed that I used to think exactly like Eric...I remember when blockbuster came to town it was the greatest thing on earth...But as time when on I would have rather Chickie's Chicken/Video stayed around...I also remember when McDonald's was trying to get into the Key food shopping center and I thought it was so stupid that nobody wanted it in there....When I graduated KPHS I wanted to get as far away from this lame ass town as possible... That's all part of youth and inexperiance...Once I saw what else what out there I wanted nothing else but to be home...and I don't mean in my parents house. KP is home, and I think may of us who have grown here at one time or another have hated what it is, and with time came to see why it has remained very much unchanged for so many years. The unique history and beauty of our town makes it special, that's why no matter you economic or social values views most of us don't want KP to be over run with franchise restaurants or people. I understand your views Eric, unfortunately more than I'd like to admit. But you, like me and so many others at that age don't understand how to express our concerns without violent rhetoric. You can wish us all dead, but I guarantee the majority will alway have KP pride as top prority...
JNR October 29, 2011 at 05:19 AM
kpnibbler, you are so right!! I did feel the way you describe and I did leave for a short time too. Ive been back for 12 years and I love it. So true the word home. I tell you what I didnt have and thats the lack of respect that eric shows. I'm sure if anyone from his generation were to be viewing his comments they would be embarrassed
Gil Harris October 29, 2011 at 06:28 AM
We moved to Kings Park in 1949 from North Carolina and believe me things have changed. Some good and some not so good. I must say KP has kept things good when compared to other towns on Long Island. Just the other a lady was complaining about the traffic and I told her it only changed after she moved here from the City. I think the town looked better when the Psy Ctr was opened. I'm glad to see the Town Board is getting things cleaned up as far as run down property goes. So to all Kings Parkers I say God Bless America and come out and watch us Veterans march in the Veterans Day parade.
kathryne October 29, 2011 at 01:06 PM
Gil, I loved your reply! It made me laugh because my parents' parents came to Kings Park in the 20s and 30s. Kings Park was a land of opportunity for my grandmother who took a job as a nurse at KPPC. By the time she was 25 she had enough money to buy her own land. Unheard of for an Irish immigrant in the 1930s! My parents grew up her and we did too for a while- it is a great town and every time I pass thru I have so many great memories. I agree with you completely- both about KP keeping things good and about the "city people". God bless you and all the brave Veterans from Kings Park.
Gil Harris October 29, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Kath, thanks for the reply. My Dad died in 1955 and my Mom brought her house on Meridian Ave. Her payment to 1st Nat'l Bank of Kp was $37.00 a month for ten years. I got a job in Mr. Mcwilliams' diner for $.35 an hour. When Mrs Mcwilliams died he taught me to cook on the grill and paid me $.40 an hour. I spent over 6 years in the Navy and when I returned in 1963 I got a job in KPSH. and 35 years later I retired. I tell folks that the hospital closed because I didn't work there any more I think there are enough folks that remembers the "old" KP will keep things going just fine. By the way, I moved to Northport in 1980, but my heart is still in Kings Park.

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