Long Island Casino Causing Parking Nightmares

Long Island Casino Causing Parking Nightmares


MEG BAKER, CBS 2 NEWS.
HIS PROBATION IS EFFECTIVE
IMMEDIATELY.
A BRAND NEW CASINO ON LONG
IS UP AND RUNNING.
THE PARLOR IS SO POPULAR THAT
SOME PATRONS SAY THAT THEY HAVE
TAKEN TO PARKING ON
NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS AND THAT
HAS SOME RESIDENTS FUMING.
CBS 2’S JENNIFER MCLOGAN
REPORTS.
REPORTER: FOLLOWING MONTHS
OF CONTROVERSY, THE NEW SUFFOLK
OTB CASINO OPENED OFF THE LONG
ISLAND EXPRESSWAY EXIT 58
SERVICE ROAD.
JAKE’S 58 HOTEL AND CASINO IS
CROWDED WITH CARS.
AND THE SPILL OVER SOME LOCAL
RESIDENTS COMPLAIN KEEPS THEM
UP AT NIGHT.
WE’RE VERY UPSET.
I MEAN SINCE THE DAY THE CASINO
OPENED I HAVE PEOPLE PARKING ON
MY BLOCK.
I HAD A PATRON DRINKING IN
FRONT OF MY HOME AND URINATING
ON THE TREES.
IT’S PACKED.
YOU HAVE TO PARK DOWN THE ROAD
FAR AWAY.
IT’S VERY LIMITED.
SO YOU PARK IN THE
NEIGHBORHOODS.
YES.
THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL YOU CAN
DO.
BUT VILLAGE OFFICIALS AND
BETTING PARLOR MANAGERS SAY
THERE IS AMPLE FREE PARKING AT
THE HOTEL, HUNDREDS OF SPOTS.
SOME RESERVED FOR VALET
PARKING.
WE’RE TRYING TO BE AS
RESPECTFUL AS WE CAN IN THE
COMMUNITY.
WE WANT TO BE A GOOD PARTNER IN
THE COMMUNITY.
WE’RE TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING
THE RIGHT WAY WE CAN.
THE VILLAGE DECIDED THE
RIGHT WAY IS TO ANSWER WITH 200
PARKING METERS ON THE TWO
STREETS SURROUNDING THE CASINO.
NO PARKING SIGNS ARE COVERED
UNTIL THE METERS ARE INSTALLED.
NO OTHER PLACE HAS METERS.
THEY OFFER VALET PARKING.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT COSTS.
THAT’S $7.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER THAT?
NO, NOT REALLY.
THEY’RE COMING INTO YOUR
NEIGHBORHOOD, AND TURNING
AROUND MORNING, NOON, AND
NIGHT.
DENIS HAS LIVED HERE 33
YEARS.
HE WORRIES ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT.
THIS IS PHASE ONE.
265 LOTTERY TERMINALS.
BY SUMMER, THERE WILL BE 1,000
MACHINES.
THE CASINO IS OPEN 8:00 A.M.
TO 4:00 A.M.
THE VILLAGE HAS NOT YET
DETAILED THE NEW PARKING METER

4 thoughts on “Long Island Casino Causing Parking Nightmares”

  1. Now you know why we had petitions signed by all the citizens of Carle Place and Westbury and sent went to a ton of town hall meetings just to prevent these kind of issues from happening. Granted parking would not be one were they wanted to put it.

  2. My exit to Nesconset will be a nightmare once the next phase is completed. All I can hope for is they all lose their money and traffic subsidies.

  3. Always trust the American BUSINESSMAN !!!!!!!!!!!!! He will take good care of you and your wallet!!! ANY QUESTIONS ??????????????

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