Please explain to me what Murphy has had to do with the widening of Route 202, never mind any of the development projects the article mentions. The Town Board has not approved Costco yet and we are fortunate that they haven't given up and moved on to Plan B given how long it's taken them to get thru the Planning Board process. The JV Mall plan was approved and he did vote for that (with the shape it's in, even anti-development people would have approved it), but there is no sign of them actually following thru with the plan and the last I read they're making revisions to it before starting on it (IF they ever start). View Comment
Yorktown doesn't have that much of a Jewish population (14% in the latest data I've been able to find online). I wouldn't expect him not to campaign today.
There's lots of things to criticize with him, but that's not one of them. View Comment
The problem is that the opponents came in with all sorts of BS complaints that need to be responded to. If you read the Yorktown News a couple of weeks ago, one of the columnists is an opposition leader, and he actually brought up the gas station again, even though no one ever said a thinG about a 12 pump Shell station that opened right on Route 202 a few years ago and could actually affect traffic (if they were cheap and people wanted to wait in line to get gas there, which they aren't). I believe that all of the responses are finally in. My fear is that there is a lawsuit filed after it (hopefully) gets approval, which would delay it even further. And you're right, other chains must be looking at this and deciding that they do not want to do business in Yorktown, which probably is an added benefit for the opposition.
BTW I don't think that the majority of Yorktown residents (or the town board) are anti-business, just a few loud and apparently well-financed people. View Comment
Why is there no "like" button on this site? And it looks like he got the nomination (just happened last night), and I guess because it's so late there can't be a primary? I found this in the press release "Yorktown Councilman eager to take his record of cutting taxes and economic development to Albany." Now stop laughing. View Comment
His lawyer represented A-Fraud and Michael Jackson? Well, with a client list like that, we can be sure that Greg is innocent. BTW, I will miss this sort of thing when Greg bids us a fond adieu and rides off into the sunset. I won't miss him being our State Senator, of course. View Comment
He's an embarrassment to his constituents as well. Let's not forget the circus he presided over when he claimed he hadn't decided how to vote on the Same Sex Marriage bill and managed to get his face on national TV shows who actually believed his stunt. View Comment
Office Depot and Staples tried to merge several years ago and did not get anti-trust approval. Office Depot and OfficeMax recently merged, but they're still operating under both names. I'm personally amazed that the OfficeMax in the Cortlandt Town Center has survived this long. They are almost never busy and their customer service is just terrible. View Comment
The stores in the Staples Plaza will become much more attractive to potential customers once Costco is approved and they know that there will be additional customers in the area. Part of the former bank is apparently going to be a burger chain (Burger Fi), there has been discussion about it at one of the boards. BTW, the Staples on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers is apparently closing. I strongly doubt that the one in Yorktown would close as they're usually busy. View Comment
Seriously, have Costco move into a 50,000 square foot building in the middle of town instead of the 150,000 they want? How ridiculous can you get? It's not the right size building, and even if it were, do you want something like that in the middle of town and force everyone to use the single lane roads to get there? The nice thing about where Costco will (hopefully) be is that many customers can get there via the Taconic and avoid local roads. And having Costco across the street from BJ's is not as ridiculous as you might think. They're right down the road from each other in Brookfield, CT and both seem to be doing fine. View Comment
What tax concessions did BJ's get? None that I am aware of. They didn't even need approval for it since it was an existing shopping center, as I recall. Costco has not asked for tax concessions, either. View Comment
Why would anyone let Con Ed select an ESCO for them?? I have yet to find an ESCO that can actually save me money, and I've looked at a bunch. Randomly picking one would be incredibly foolish. View Comment