Letter to the Editor: What's Happening to East Meadow?

One resident weighs in on recent developments in the local area.

Dear Editor,

I have lived in East Meadow for more than 30 years and in the past five years I have seen the area around Hempstead Turnpike turn into a real dump with empty stores, homeless people and panhandlers.

I have always paid my taxes and expect that this entire strip be cleaned up or, even better, widen the turnpike and get all of the bars and other sordid stores off the road. is a typical example of trash. The tattoo around his neck is a dead giveaway. He probably belongs to a gang.

I am friendly with Gary Hudes and Norma Gonzalez and have made my position very clear. Get the trash off the road or else East Meadow will wind up like East New York, Brooklyn. Establish a group like the Guardian Angels and have them patrol the turnpike and rid the area of trash and these outsiders who belong in prison.  

Let us see what is done because I do not want to pay taxes to live in an area where fear and blight are becoming the norm.

Jan Schwartz

East Meadow Resident

Do you agree with this letter? Do you have opinions on the matter? Share them in the comments.

sherry sherman January 22, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Monty my dad owned brodies deli also. I believe they were partners.
Brent M. January 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM
not asking for much... but how are these cash for gold places opening up in East MEadow..while new restaurants open just over the bridge in Levttown??/ Is it the rent?
Frank T January 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM
A prison in EM is one reason for cash for gold shops but they are all over Nassau not just EM. We have our share of new restaurants you just have to look around.
Joanna G January 23, 2013 at 05:48 AM
Yup! Try the wonderful Japanese sushi place on East Meadow Avenue called Yuzu. Try Spumonte's on the Turnpike...not new but good.
Frank T January 23, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Sacramone's on the turnpike is very good and Ayhan shishkabob is also very good on Newbridge.


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