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14 Things People Want To See Happen in Five Towns in 2014

Hint: It's not another nail salon or bank.

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On Thursday we asked Five Towns Patch readers a simple question on Facebook: "What do you want to see happen in the Five Towns in 2014?"

Here's what you said:
  1. Lights corrected in Hewlett by Burger King and less traffic.
  2. Second the traffic light corrected in Hewlett by Burger King.
  3. Retail stores opening, not banks or medical offices.
  4. No more nail salons/hair salons.
  5. The number six school sold to a school. And the playground left open to be used by the community.
  6. NO MORE BANKS!! I think it's ridiculous that Burger King is going to close this summer so that TD Bank can go there.. Within walking distance of that area there will be 6 or 7 banks.. Really is that necessary?? The kids at the high school already lost Broadway pizza and now Burger King will be one less place for them to go to as well..It doesn't leave many options..
  7. Marijuana dispensary!
  8. Stores staying open later on friday night ...jus sayin.
  9. More stores and restaurants. Less Banks and Silver stores and enough synagogues. There are so many already. Let's restore the past elegance of the area.
  10. Hewlett needs a diner or luncheonette and an ice cream parlor.
  11. A part 2 of goodfellas.
  12. Less parking tickets!
  13. A real jcc with a pool ( like Oceanside) with a safe place for our teens to hang out.
  14. Turkish restaurant.
What's on your 2014 wishlist for the Five Towns? Post in the comment box below.
Cristina January 13, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Like a nice bar Irish pub causal fun(no bars in Hewlett) casual dining, also maybe like a Y kids can go adults can do do different things. Leave Burger King seriously no more banks
Nina Garfinkel January 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Second a "JCC" like the one in Oceanside, one with a wider range of activities and support services. Also a "Whole Foods" or something like it would be helpful.
Sharona Arbeit January 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Full Service JCC. While our current facility is full service for support, a gym and a pool, and a safe haven for teens and tweens is a must. We don't need another school here. We need a real community center - a gathering place to unite the community.
John Roblin January 13, 2014 at 03:22 PM
Save Burger King! Open a movie theater/performance space to revive the night life in Woodmere.
Cherie Feinberg January 14, 2014 at 02:32 PM
A movie theater which increase business to the stores and restaurants in the area. Look at Rockville Centre as a model.
BRUCE haven January 17, 2014 at 07:38 PM
LAWRENCE YACHT CLUG\B WAS FUN GOOD PARTIES GOOD BOOZE BRUCE HABER CARTONES WITH HOT OIL WRESLING THAN GINO TOOK OVER WITH DB FUN PLACE GREAT WOMEN CAME FROM BROOKLYN TO MEET 5 TOWN GUYS
Jenn Barrera January 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM
I would love to see a chipotle or a panera open up
phil January 30, 2014 at 05:24 PM
I have to go with the diner (although the bar idea was very close second). It does seem rather uncivilized that a resident of LI should have to drive any more than a mile to a diner. After all, I go to the diner because I'm LAZY, or I would make my own supper.

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