#Exit13Challenge Shows Hip Hop’s Power To Unite A Neighborhood

#Exit13Challenge Shows Hip Hop’s Power To Unite A Neighborhood By Karl Valere Nearly one month ago, before the rise of the now popular, #MannequinChallenge and the #UNameItChallenge, Elmont natives circulated a buzz of their own by taking part in the #Exit13Challenge. The viral video challenge featured a bevy of Elmont lyricists hungry to showcase their … Continue reading #Exit13Challenge Shows Hip Hop’s Power To Unite A Neighborhood

Neiman Marcus Luxury Department Store Opens at Roosevelt Field Mall

Source: Aisha Al-Muslim, Newsday Luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus on Friday finally opened its first store on Long Island. Dozens of people lined up outside minutes before the opening of the 106,000-square-foot, two-floor store at Roosevelt Field mall on Friday morning. Shoppers streamed in through the store’s five entrances, where they were greeted with … Continue reading Neiman Marcus Luxury Department Store Opens at Roosevelt Field Mall

Behind Closed Doors

“Behind Closed Doors” is an original series which profiles vacant and underutilized properties in Elmont, along with those that have simply been longtime fixtures in the community. Our very first featured property will be 241 Linden Boulevard. Address: 241 Linden Boulevard   Year Built: N/A   Status: Vacant   Current Market Value: N/A   Original use: … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors

Nassau keeping quiet as to where, when new School-zone speed cameras will be in operation

  [Via Newsday] Nassau County's Traffic and Parking Violations Agency no longer will disclose when new speed cameras come online or how many devices are operating at any given time, and instead has issued a list of 77 school zones where the cameras potentially can operate. Since the program began Sept. 2, Nassau has provided … Continue reading Nassau keeping quiet as to where, when new School-zone speed cameras will be in operation

Argo Civic

On Monday September 22, The Excelsior was in attendance as the Argo Civic members convened for the first time since being off on summer break. One of several civics in the Elmont area, Argo Civic is a volunteer group of residents who are "united in building a stronger, safer community." Some orders of business for … Continue reading Argo Civic

Nassau now with red-light, speed cameras

[Via Newsday] School speed cameras showed up before we were ready. And that meant we didn't have many answers when readers began to ask questions after reporter Laura Figueroa's July 26 story, which revealed that three speed cameras are already at work in Nassau. We did know this much: The state law that authorized the … Continue reading Nassau now with red-light, speed cameras

Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks

  Here is a tentative timeline of construction progress: December 2014 March 2015   Source: Extraspace.com An industrial development agency in Elmont, Nassau County on Long Island, unanimously agreed to give a prospective self storage facility a sales tax exemption. The exemption consists of $258,750 and $20,475 off the mortgage recording tax. Also, the property … Continue reading Update: Former Cara Nurseries lot to become self-storage facility, with Nassau tax breaks