I was told by a State DOT engineer that there will be pedestrian crossing signals there when the intersection is redone. Not that I would recommend walking along Fairview, but for some it is their only option. Long overdue! B Huston
And meanwhile we're still waiting for the safe-ified pedestrian crossings which were such a powerful inducement for permitting Stewart's new palace. Which, unlike McD's, is actually located in the City of Hudson.
Yeah, how much money did Stewart's pony up for us to improve that horrendous intersection? Who is "working on it?". Tom Depietro? HA!
Stewart's paid what amounts to a bribe to hand off to the City a task impossible to execute from an engineering and design standpoint.
I am still dumbstruck that the dozens of trees destroyed to create this abomination were not required to be replaced ...not by planting a few shrubs, but by planting native trees that would grow to full size! The folks who run Greenport are living in the 1950s and have apparently have never heard of global warming, .....but I have noticed that there is no requirement to replace trees when they are removed in Hudson, either.
How many billion are they up to now?
A pertinent question: who owns that franchise? Could they be persuaded to plant trees (native species) and aid in the pedestrian access issue?
I think it's TRG, the developer and owner of the site, that needs persuading. The site plan called for some landscaping but no trees, so far as I could tell. https://gossipsofrivertown.blogspot.com/2019/08/good-news-for-aldi-fans.html
Many people can not afford to dine at the Hudson establishments. But Greenport offers a less expensive places to eat. And you may not agree w ongoings by your neighbors but you are surrounded by them. And I might state that Greenport residences could care less what you think of them and their town.
Nevertheless, trees would be an advantage, and easy to do.
For as little as the residents of Greenport care about what Hudsonians think of them, they sure do like to refer to much of Greenport as being in “Hudson.”
Could it be that their mailing address is Hudson, 12534. In the past decades I recommended that our neighbors change the name of their Town to Greenport-on-Hudson to generate a zip code and a Post Office. The feelings of Claverack and Greenport residences reflect many items that occurred over many decades and go as far back as the late 1700’s. Ex. County Seat change from Claverack to Hudson in 1788?
Burger King across the street has been CRAZY BUSY during the McDonald’s construction.