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Big Ideas for Rockville Centre

What would you improve in town? Share your thoughts on how to make this area a better place.

Like most communities on Long Island, Rockville Centre has great things to offer residents, but also areas in need of improvement.

Local crime has been a hot topic lately due to incidents like the August shooting near Old Mill Court and the assault on Roxen Road. Also, like most of Long Island, there are success stories throughout the business district of the community, but vacancies still exist and the need to attract new business continues.

It's times like these that people get to thinking about the home they love so much, coming up with their own ideas, be them wild stretches of the imagination or practical fixes that are altogether doable, to keep Rockville Centre great into the foreseeable future.

So let's hear them.

In the spirit of putting the local dreamer and the civic leaders on the same plane, we'd like to give all locals the opportunity to share their big ideas for Rockville Centre. In this forum, no idea should be shot down. Instead, let's gather as many suggestions as we can so we can later narrow the list down to the 10 most popular ideas for the Rockville Centre community.

We can't wait to hear what you come up with.

Frank October 08, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I was thinking a "facelfit" - new paint, stucco, updated fixtures... modernize the facility.
Eric October 08, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I recently took a trip to Redmond, WA. In their town center they had an ipic movie theater. The chain caters to a grownup crowd(21+) and contains a restaurant, bar and premium seating. I think this would be a perfect fit for the old twin and would serve to help the community.
Frank October 08, 2012 at 09:46 PM
@ Eric, I remember those in Texas. Really popular and fun! Great idea, dinner movie venue. Wouldn't take much to do... Only downside is parking. A venue that large would eat up an already full parking lot. As EJ son would say "plenty of parking north of Sunrise"... but who wants to cross sunrise after a few beers on a late night? Pedestrian bridge maybe? In the Keys, I just use my skiff to head to popular spots... If the Mai Tais take their toll, I just sleep it off on the beach.
Concerned Citizen October 09, 2012 at 05:05 PM
RE: Quality of Life.. Offer courses on what those octagonal red signs on the various street corners are for...explain what "No Right on Red means...," start handing out tickets for cell phone violations in cars...and enforce the "compact auto only" parking areas to keep huge Ford Explorers and Hummers out. Oh, goodness, these are revenue raisers, as well...
Smitty P October 09, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Clean up Mill River! We need to utilize the River Front. One week a year, late summer maybe we should have a festival on the river front. River Week '13.

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