2019 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 14:08:42 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Displacement a concern in Glen Cove's (New York) Orchard Neighborhood
Orchard developments of concern to many

By Mike Conn
Long Island Herald (NY)
July 4, 2019

The Glen Cove City Council called a special meeting on June 27 in City Hall with the public’s voice in mind. Its aim was to allow residents of the city and surrounding communities to voice their opinions on what the city is considering in the revitalization of the Orchard neighborhood and Sea Cliff Avenue Corridor. There were no questions or dialogue, as the meeting’s purpose was only for the council to hear comments.

The area is considered a Brownfield Opportunity Area, which enables the city to seek state aid in performing revitalization projects.


The neighborhood is heavily made up of Latino immigrants, who have said they are not being properly represented. In the days following the meeting, Nelson Melgar, a former Orchard resident who grew up in Glen Cove after immigrating from Honduras when he was 13, said he is “disgusted” by the displacement that those living in the Orchard may face. He said several residents have told him their landlords have notified them that they need to move as a result of the developments.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 

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