If the person who wrote the report knew what he was talking about he would not have included Larchmont on his list.
Apparently he is unaware that almost 1/3 of the housing units in Larchmont are apartments, and that they are not clustered together. Many of those apartments sell for about the same amount as the "affordable" housing that is being proposed, without being subsidized.
In addition, many Larchmont lots are a mere 5,000 square feet in size, or less than 1/8 the size of a typical lot in Northern Westchester, including in areas not on his list.
Lastly, and totally illustrating the fact that the author of the report is totally uninformed, a 51-unit affordable/workforce housing complex is being built in Larchmont at this very moment, with the very same design, and on the very same site, as a luxury housing complex was to be built.
Bottom line: before he accuses Larchmont of having exclusionary zoning the author of the report should get his facts straight. View Comment
Far too little. Crowding has become much worse, on a daily basis. Some trains have fewer cars than they had before we got the new cars, leading to more crowding; we have no indication that Metro North is adding more cars to deal with overcrowding. Trains are late far too often, sometimes every day. Metro North has a long way to go, and changing the timing on a couple of trains will do little to solve the rest of the line's problems. View Comment
No street parking for over 3 hours from 9 to 5 on a weekday for visitors, people who care for the young children in the area, most people who work in the area, and everyone else who does not live in the area, plus the need for local residents to buy a permit to park on their own streets. Those with parking for a car in the Town facility at Myrtle and Chatsworth could not get a street parking permit for that car even if they live in the area. An ordinance created without local input, without a study, simply because one, repeat one, local resident threatened to sue the Town because she cannot park on her block (she got a permit for the Town facility, 1 1/2 blocks from her front door, but refused to use it because it was too far away). If you want to protect your right to park in the area, and to have your guests, employees, customers and others park there too, you must appear at the hearing on Wednesday, 6/4/14, at 8:00 pm, in the Court Room at the Mamaroneck Town Center, and let the Town Council hear what you think of these restrictions. You can also contact the Town Supervisor through the Town's website, townofmamaroneck.org (note the ".org"). View Comment
This is a press release, not an article, and fails to note such items as The Cambium's awful location (overlooking MetroNorth, I-95, the Mamaroneck Town Dump and Larchmont's deteriorated water towers and former incinerator, as well as The Cambium's extraordinarily high prices. One can do far better at any of the existing coops and condos in the area, many of which feature larger rooms, far better views and a location in which one can open a window without being kept awake by unending noise. View Comment
The title of the article is misleading, since the only part of Mamaroneck included in the listing is Larchmont Manor, which is only one part of Larchmont Village and not an area typical of the entire Town of Mamaroneck. Furthermore, there are parts of Larchmont Manor that are far wealthier than other parts of Larchmont Manor, even though Larchmont Manor is only about 1/2 of 1 square mile in size. View Comment
Isn't the key to ending this finding a way to get our state legislature to refuse to pass any new mandates that the state does not fully fund, and to get to work on reducing, or paying for, those that already exist?
It's easy to decide that something should be done, and then to stick someone else with the bill.
Time for all of that to stop.
The state legislature keeps pushing state constitutional amendments. How about adopting, and pushing, one that does this? View Comment
Having lived in Larchmont since 1972, and having raised three great, well-educated children here, my wife and I cannot disagree with that characterization of our community in the slightest, but, having sold our house and moved to a Larchmont apartment a year ago, we can also confirm that Larchmont remains an ideal place to live even after one has finished raising a family. View Comment
What happened at the public hearing in Larchmont Village last night?
What action is the Town of Mamaroneck taking to achieve the same results?
Next would be in City of New Rochelle, where huge supermarkets give out thousands of such bags every day. View Comment
Publishing a list of people with guns in effect also publishes a list of people who probably have no guns, meaning everyone not on the list of people with guns. It thus puts those without guns at greater risk. In my opinion that is why the list of people with guns should be taken down and why it never should have been published in the first place. View Comment
If the Town had MAILED the survey to all Town (including Village) residents the response might have been appreciably larger, and the results appreciably more accurate.
My survey was in my spam folder--I just happened to see it.
It's like the invitations to the Town's 350th birthday party, which the Town did not mail to its residents, so that many if not most Town residents had no idea that it was to occur.
If the Town really cares that substantially all of its residents receive what it wants them to receive, use mail, not email.
The concept is good, but yet we see, very clearly, through car windows, almost daily, drivers, often adults, not just teenagers, talking on hand-held phones, or using other handheld devices, as they drive around (or make illegal U-turns on the streets of) Larchmont/Mamaroneck, endangering all of us, not just themselves and, often, the children in the car/van/SUV with them. I have yet to see one of them stopped, much less ticketed, by one of our police officers. Unless that happens what Janet says she is doing will accomplish little. View Comment