Increasing Suffolk County Bus Fare for the Implementation of Sunday Service

♦ Our testimony at the Suffolk County Legislature hearing on Suffolk County Bus Fare increases:

RE: IR 2092-2010, INCREASING COUNTY BUS FARE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUNDAY BUS SERVICE

My name is Artineh Havan, and I am a Community Planner at Sustainable Long Island, a regional not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote community and […]

Sustainable Long Island Celebrates Local Food Efforts at Year-end Event

Sustainable Long Island held a food-equity fundraiser on Monday, December 20, at Oheka Castle in celebration of efforts to increase access to fresh, local, affordable food in low-income communities. Known for its food equity work, Sustainable Long Island paid tribute to food-related organizations, including Slow Food Huntington and the Long Island Farm Bureau.

“What many […]

Food Equity Fundraiser

Sustainable Long Island held a food-equity fundraiser on Monday, December 20, at Oheka Castle in celebration of efforts to increase access to fresh, local, affordable food in low-income communities. Known for its food equity work, Sustainable Long Island paid tribute to food-related organizations, including Slow Food Huntington and the Long Island Farm Bureau.

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Plan to revitalize N. Amityville OKd

Sustainable Long Island facilitated a community planning process in North Amityville earlier this year. Information can be found HERE.

Today’s Newsday gives an update on the process (from reporter Denise Bonilla):

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NY gives Elmont redo $2.4 million (LIBN Report)

Reported by the Long Island Business News:

The state has approved a $2.4 million grant for commercial renovations along Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont.

Earmarked towards the $4 million rehabilitation and reconstruction of 12 existing business and mixed-use properties in a blighted couple of blocks, the money for Elmont is part of more than $40 million […]

Sustainable Long Island’s 2011 Brownfield Survey

♦ We have released a Brownfields Survey to numerous Long Island municipalities, developers, and stakeholders to identify the status of brownfields projects across our region. Take a look at the Survey, which is also available on Survey Monkey and other associated sites, and feel free to fill one out or pass it along to someone […]

A Look Back: Shuttered supermarkets hurt local biz (LIBN Commentary)

♦ This past weekend the nation’s former biggest grocer, the company – widely known as A&P – filed for bankruptcy protection. Fortunately, a New York court has approved $800 million in financing that will allow the company to continue operating while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. With this recent update, we look back on a […]

Clean Renewable Solar Project Expected to Power Nearly 1,800 Homes and Create 150 Construction Jobs

Governor David A. Paterson was today joined by local stakeholders and representatives of enXco and Mercury Solar Systems in announcing the beginning construction phase of the Suffolk Solar Carport Project which is expected to deliver up to 17 megawatts, enough to power nearly 1,800 homes with clean renewable energy for LIPA customers.

“Today’s announcement is […]

Newsday Editorial: Supermarkets where they’re needed

♦ In a suburb dotted with farm stands and supermarkets selling lots of fresh produce, “food desert” isn’t a phrase that pops up often in conversation. Still, too many Long Island communities, like North Bellport, don’t have easily accessible fresh food.

They tend to be poorer communities, where many residents don’t have cars and have […]

Evolution of Brownfields: From Policies to Partnerships

New Partners for Community Revitalization’s 3rd Annual Brownfields Forum hosted by National Grid at the Metro Tech Center in Brooklyn, NY. […]