The Statues Have Arrived!
The limestone statues that the EDC purchased to the tune of $65,000 have arrived! The plaza is finally finished! This is the before picture:
This is the final product of more than 5 years of work and millions of dollars of public funds:
This is a link to a story we ran in July of 2012, it explains some of the history. The statues may have been a good idea if they were the finishing touches to a community fully revitalized. At this point, you can’t really enjoy them if you are driving on New York Avenue as the traffic is intense. There is very little parking available for the plaza and I’m not sure there would be a reason to visit the plaza unless you had some items to pawn.
We are not trying to be naysayers as we want nothing more than to see Huntington station revitalized. We live here. The poor planning and waste of tax dollars in this very difficult economic time is troubling to those of us who hope to see a bright future for Huntington Station.
The only thing left to wonder about is when the politicians line up for the photo op of the unveiling of the statues, will they use the Pawn Shop as the back drop or will they line up in front of New York Avenue.
What we worry about is that some builder will come in with a plan that requires the whole area to be bulldozed to accommodate their project.