Park Advocacy & Recreation Council of Nassau. A coalition of 150 park advocacy and/or user groups with a combined membership of over 250,000 county residents.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mangano excludes public from parking lot in Cantiague Park, Hicksville

Cantiague Park now has long term private parking

(public excluded)

by Bruce Piel
Park Advocacy & Recreation Council of Nassau (PARCnassau

The Mangano Administration through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums has entered into an agreement with Westbury Jeep, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753 to permit that private company to fence off Parking Lot 2 at Cantiague Park, Hicksville and store new and used automobiles there subject to available space which would allow over 500 vehicles. The fencing and signs exclude the public from that area.

The time period currently runs from October 1, 2013 until April, 2014. A Foil request to see the agreement is being deliberately stalled until after the upcoming election, Surprise, Surprise!

We checked with NYS Parks which monitors any applications by local governments  to obtain Alienation  of Municipal Parklands legislation from the NYS Legislature. o such request has been filed to date. This means that Nassau County is in  violation  of NYS case law in this matter and continues the policy of Privatization of Nassau County Parklands.

County taxpayers should protest this blatant and illegal exclusion of their full access to Cantiague, its Parking Fields and all other county parks. Complaints should be made to county legislators and state legislators as well as the NYS Attorney General. Protect your rights to unfettered access to all parkland you have bought, developed and maintained in Nassau.

 "All that's necessary for 'evil' to triumph is for good men to do nothing."


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At 5:46 AM, Blogger Arthur Dobrin said...

A loophole may be whether the park actually administers the parking lot. It seems that the other agencies, such as public works, may. In that case, the procedure may not have to be followed.

I am keenly interested in this. Maybe we should talk.


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