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East End Notebook: Supermarket Plans Progress, YMCA on Hold

Also this week, news of the death of a local artist and daughter to famed artist hit home, while the sister of an actress was filming in the area.

NORTH FORK

New Surgery Pavilion Opens at Eastern Long Island Hospital

Due to a dramatic increase of the number of outpatient surgeries at Eastern Long Island Hospital — a growth of 200 percent since 1998 — representatives of the Greenport hospital cut a ribbon this past Monday afternoon to a spacious new ambulatory care pavilion, which features nine pre-op and post-op surgical bays, wall mounted digital TVs, private locker rooms, an extended nurses station with a spacious reception and waiting area with sweeping views of Stirling Harbor.

With over 4,500 square feet of space, the facility is one of the largest expansions in the hospital’s 107-year history and is dedicated to Dr. Frank Adipietro, the doctor who was key in building up the business of outpatient surgery at the small hospital and someone who built himself up to become a sought-after pain management specialist in the region.

RIVERHEAD

Walter: YMCA at EPCAL May be On Hold

Despite a belief that plans for a new YMCA to be located at Enterprise Park at Calverton  the project may be on hold.

According to Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter, after a new president and CEO, Anne Brigis, took over the reins at the YMCA of Long Island, plans have changed.

"They may want to move to Riverhead school district property on Harrison Avenue," Walter said, to the parcel where bus barns are currently sited.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTOPN BAYS

Horror Movie Starring Brandi Cyrus Being Shot in Hampton Bays

It's a film that will make you think twice about calling 911, said Dayna Ghiraldi, producer and publicist of a new slasher flick that is being filmed in Hampton Bays.

And what better place, she said, to shoot a horror movie than the dark roads surrounding Hubbard Park, just off Red Creek Road in Hampton Bays.

That is exactly where the production crew of the film Old 37 will be stationed until filming wraps up on Dec. 15, Ghiraldi said.

EAST HAMPTON

Lisa de Kooning, who lived in Springs and was the only child of the famed artist Willem de Kooning, died on Friday. She was 56. 

Johanna Liesbeth ("Lisa") de Kooning died on Friday at her home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. Virgin Island Police said on Tuesday that a fall preceded her death, though an ultimate cause of death had not yet been determined.

Born on Jan. 29, 1956 in New York, she was the only child of her famed Abstract-Expressionist father Willem de Kooning  and illustrator Joan Ward. She is survived by her three children, Isabel, Emma, and Lucy de Kooning Villeneuve.

SOUTHAMPTON

Public Weighs in on Tuckahoe Supermarket Impact

The public had a chance to weigh in Tuesday at a scoping session on what potential environmental impacts a proposed zoning change could have if approved in Tuckahoe — and opinions were mixed.

The application calls for changing 7.26 acres along County Road 39 —  currently zoned Highway Business and Residential — into a Shopping Center Business zone, to allow for a shopping center anchored by a supermarket, dubbed Tuckahoe Center.

Members of the public were asked to share what concerns they have over the zoning change proposal by developer Robert Morrow's Southampton Ventures LLC, to determine what should be examined during an environmental review.

susan December 02, 2012 at 02:23 PM
do we need another supermarket or do we only want one? do we want it located directly on cr39 where the developer himself states it will draw 2,500 cars per day??? think about that...what is the benefit to having another king kullen if it will gridlock the only east/west road in the region?? what happens on summer friday nights on that roadway? summer saturdays? this is the wrong location for this type of high traffic generating use, which is why it is currently banned by zoning along cr39. the developer is seeking a change of zone to accomplish this spot-zoning change. spot zoning is illegal.
Bob Schepps December 02, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I guess the above poster didn't really read the article she responded to. But another example of its probably OK for a hospital or museum to expand but for profit business NO WAY its to big its not safe its not appropriate its not worth it its NOT whatever. Thanks for the enlightenment susan
susan December 06, 2012 at 12:38 PM
as per the parrish art museum on 12/5/12: these are the reported number of visitors; the actual car count is much less: on week days: 100-300 on week ends: 500-800 on holidays: 1000-1200 as per the developer, the proposed supermarket would draw 2,500 cars per day hope this is more enlightening

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