Railroad Avenue, a dog-legged strip of road alongside train tracks in East Moriches, is sparsely traveled -- but a group of residents is rallying to save a chunk of the street anyway.
A developer wants to build a 6,750-square-foot office and retail complex at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Montauk Highway, which must be approved by Suffolk County's Department of Public Works.
The DPW is considering closing the eastern end of Railroad Avenue, County Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) said in a statement, and that would block access to Montauk Highway from Railroad Avenue.
That doesn't sit well with many neighborhood residents, who don't like the idea of losing a decades-old road because of a private development, said Jim Gleason,...| read more ››