What Would You Improve in Garden City in 2014?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Garden City, what would it be?

Almost 50 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com.

Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Garden City to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Garden City wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2014?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Amy Ingarra Sullivan December 30, 2013 at 08:55 AM
More recreational options for little kids (0 to 4) similar to Rockville Centre Rec.
Jack O'Niel December 30, 2013 at 09:52 AM
That's a good one Amy, I agree. I'd also like to see some traffic enforcement to cut down on the speeders - including the people that live here who think rolling through stop signs is OK.
D.R.St-Jacques December 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Greater efficiency in the operation of our Town. I believe that we could use the service of a good expense audit firm who would indicate where savings could be made. Taxes and fee expenses are too high and are starting to become unbearable.
Eileen December 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Lovely town, gracious folk. Here's my wish: I drive a compact car (not sports), in adherence with the front-in parking throughout Garden City, I am continually in fear of a collision when backing out, inching out around the SUV, 4X4, trucks, whatever larger vehicles I'm surrounded by. If I could back in it would be easier to nose my way slowly forward. The ever-diligent parking enforcement team does indeed enforce. It's frightening in the parking areas, for cars and pedestrians.
juli corrigan December 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM
I agree with recreation opportunities for younger ones and with the expenses/taxes. I would also like to see improved and more efficient recycling. Stream lined recycling is done in more towns and cities. GC should participate in that as well. More things would be eligible for recycling and it's easier on the residents to adhere to- most items are grouped and collected together in one container.
Adelphi Estates December 30, 2013 at 11:41 AM
After moving to the town 20+ years ago I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of stop signs. We all know these are installed to decrease speeding period. I would like to see more enforcement of speed limits, and the REMOVAL of stop signs where unnecessary. Excessive stop signs cause more pollution, increase driven frustration leading to road rage, and are aesthetically in contrast to the bucolic setting of Garden City.
Eileen Pfail December 30, 2013 at 01:14 PM
We have been residents here for over 21 years and can't believe that this leaf program is still in existence. Every year it gets worse where the leaves are not removed in a timely matter. It's a pleasure to drive through our neighboring communities (Mineola, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Franklin Square) and see how clean their streets are and then come to Garden City with our streets piled with leaves. We have had snow storms, hurricanes, excessive rain and we still have those leaves sitting in our streets. We personally have our own gardener take the leaves in his truck rather than have them placed in front of our house. Unfortunately, we get leaves blown over to us since they sit in the street for weeks. Perhaps we can do what Rockville Centre does and hand out bags to the residents and have their gardeners bag them or even let the gardeners dump them at our village yard. The residents would benefit from this in three ways: l. clean streets, 2. more parking, and 3. would reduce the burden on taxpayers for this additional expense for manpower and maintenance on the trucks. It is also a safety factor since the leaves are slippery when wet as well as the neighborhood children jumping in the leaves in the streets where cars are passing by. We live in a beautiful community so why not keep our streets clean and safe.
Jordan December 30, 2013 at 04:26 PM
I agree w/Eileen lets end leaf pick up, offer landscapers free leaf & clipping drops offs at yard. Perhaps lower landscaping fees for GC residents due to free drop off?!? Its a win-win for us, more mulch, less taxes.
Terence Kenny January 02, 2014 at 08:40 PM
I would love to see an indoor soccer,football and lacrosse field house placed on the soccer field at community park. This is a long term capital improvement which could be paid for by long term bonds. There is a great demand for these facilities, especially after school, evenings and weekends. The village could charge user fees like the pool, to pay for the cost of operation.
ksenia stumpf January 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM
i would make people in the community know that our science research dept does not exist high school There is one example in five towns school that has won two years in a row seaman award they do not have any major funding yet can surpass us read news day for more there are no group of people throwing money at this and they succeed on real level GC should have to take the students seriously


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