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Jun 14, 2016 5:45 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Schneiderman Unveils More Details About Proposal To Reroute Tuckahoe Road

Southampton Town officials met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Town Hall on Friday to discuss the future of Tuckahoe Road, a town road that bisects the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course. Mr. Bloomberg is a member of the club. ALYSSA MELILLO
Jun 17, 2016 11:32 AM

UPDATE: Thursday, 2:30 p.m.

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman unveiled more details on Thursday about Shinnecock Hills Golf Club’s proposal to reroute Tuckahoe Road, including the fact that the club would pay for the multi-million dollar project.

At the Town Board’s work session, the supervisor said he wanted to “correct some of the confusion” town residents may have about the proposal, explaining that officials at Shinnecock Hills have been concerned about the amount of commercial traffic on Tuckahoe Road, the town-owned road that bisects the course, as pedestrians cross it often. Mr. Schneiderman added that even though the road is closed down when the club hosts the two-week-long U.S. Open Championship, its officials are proposing to reroute it before the competition takes place there again in 2018.

“They would pay for all of the road improvements, which are expected to cost about $5 million. There’s a lot on the table that they’d like to look at,” he said. “Things like the U.S. Open bring hundreds and thousands of dollars in economic activity to the community. They have been good neighbors. They came to me to start a conversation about if, or if not, that road might be, instead of going through the golf course, routed around the golf course, on their property—basically shifted.”

The proposal, Mr. Schneiderman said earlier this week, involves rerouting Tuckahoe Road so that it connects to St. Andrews Road. On Thursday, however, he noted that the project would also involve extending St. Andrews Road further west to the light at Tuckahoe Road and County Road 39, specifically for people who want to make left turns onto St. Andrews from County Road 39, and vice versa.

“The folks on St. Andrews can actually get to the light, too, because they go under the underpass and to the light. This would allow the right into the circle, but it would also … bring traffic along the southern border of the golf course,” he explained, adding that the proposal would involve adding about 900 feet of road to extend St. Andrews. “It’s a much safer left. The left as you go around that curve … you’re taking your life into your hands.”

The proposal would also include some benefits for the town, such as ambulance preference for the light at Tuckahoe Road and County Road 39, since there are plans for Southampton Hospital to move to the Stony Brook Southampton campus, which sits just off Tuckahoe Road.

Mr. Schneiderman said that after Shinnecock Hills submits a formal proposal—he had said earlier this week that one could come by the end of the month—golf course officials would then be invited to a work session where the idea could be discussed publicly. That discussion would also include officials from the Tuckahoe School District, Southampton Hospital, the State University of New York, and the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons—stakeholders that all have some involvement and interest with Tuckahoe and St. Andrews roads.

“We as a Town Board, and the community, will be able to say, ‘OK, this either makes sense, or it doesn’t.’ And if it doesn’t make sense, we won’t do it. If it makes sense, we can move forward with it,” the supervisor said. “Shinnecock Hills has been a good neighbor, and I feel like they deserve to have a request vetted—particularly one that has some significant public safety benefits to it.

“I just encourage the public to wait for the facts. And then if you don’t like it, I’m sure you’ll let me know,” he continued. “But at least let’s get all the information out on the table, because there could be some significant benefits involved with this. It may give us the ability to do some other positive things to reduce taxes in certain ways.”

Original Story

Southampton Town officials met with a prominent member of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club last week to discuss the prospect of eliminating a stretch of Tuckahoe Road so that it no longer bisects the historic golf course.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as another unnamed representative from the golf club, met with Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and other officials on Friday at Town Hall for about 90 minutes to discuss the matter, according to Mr. Schneiderman.

Shinnecock Hills is preparing to host the U.S. Open Championship in 2018, and there has been a long-standing effort by the club to reroute town-owned Tuckahoe Road—which motorists often use as a scenic route to and from the North Sea area—so that it instead connects to nearby St. Andrews Road.

“They are concerned about the impacts of the town road going through the golf course, and wanted to have a conversation on how that road impacts facilities, and what, if any, measures can be taken to address it,” the supervisor said of Shinnecock Hills. “It was a productive conversation. We’re looking at their concerns carefully.”

Prior to the meeting with Mr. Bloomberg, a member of the club and who owns an estate nearby, the town was exploring ways to improve the intersection of Tuckahoe Road and County Road 39, contingent on the results of a blinking light pilot program that took place there in April to see if eliminating the signal there would help.

The supervisor had previously said he discussed the intersection with Bill Hillman, chief engineer at the County Department of Public Works, who drew up a preliminary concept design for an underpass at County Road 39. The drawing had showed Tuckahoe Road closed off on both sides of County Road 39, as well as several new access points for traffic heading east and west. The underpass would have been west of the intersection, where County Road 39 curves to the right, to avoid the expense of having to run the underpass below the Long Island Rail Road tracks.

The plan would have also involved opening up what is called North Road, a road just north of the Stony Brook Southampton campus and south of the railroad tracks that is currently closed off. Motorists could have accessed County Road 39 and Tuckahoe Road that way, either by ramps or the underpass, depending on which way they were heading.

The plan incorporated Tuckahoe Road, north of County Road 39, as being closed to public access and rerouted to St. Andrews Road instead.

Mr. Schneiderman said last week that the blinking light trial did not yield the results he had hoped for—at least a 10-minute reduction in travel time going through that corridor—but that rerouting Tuckahoe Road was not entirely out of the question.

He declined to offer details this week about what options were discussed at the meeting with Mr. Bloomberg, but said that several suggestions were made.

“They are working on some suggestions that could address their issues, and will be 
bringing those ideas forward within the next few weeks for the town’s consideration,” Mr. Schneiderman said. “I’m expecting a formal request within 
the next couple of weeks … to work together to address their issues.”

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Don't do it! This is one of the last open vistas that the general public has access to when walking, driving, or biking across that road. The golf club has lived with this local road in peace for decades, let's not lose sight that the US Open only come around once a decade (if that) and is only a one week show (where the road would be appropriately closed to the public). Closing the road permanently will eliminate a precious local view which solely benefits the Shinnecock members and provides no ...more
By Rickenbacker (257), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 10:57 AM
I agree. If it is such a good idea to connect Tuckahoe to St Andrews, condemn the golf course property needed for the connection, build it and call it Blumberg Turnpike (perhaps he'll pay for it himself as a gift to his new hometown). Now that is even better for the town residents, yes? Do not give up one inch of town property.
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Jun 18, 16 3:01 PM
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There is no simple solution to the traffic problem.

Can't wait to see what plan they're going to come up with for the 25,000 (or more) people attending the Open.

Traffic may back up to Manorville!
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 10:57 AM
There is no simple solution to the traffic problem.

Can't wait to see what plan they're going to come up with for the 25,000 (or more) people attending the Open.

Traffic may back up to Manorville!
By itsamazing (224), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 10:57 AM
Tell you what. Give the golf course what it wants if it pays the same tax rate on their property to the Tuckahoe school district that homeowners do.
By Tuckahoe Ted (53), southampton on Jun 15, 16 11:11 AM
I believe that part of that road belongs to the golf club. Was closed once a year for legal reasons.
You last town board gave the golf courses a tax break that really s------ tuckahoe schools district. A RICH persons club that needs tax breaks???
Why do we have to spend billions to get people out here 10 minutes faster. Waste Waste......
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 11:31 AM
A simple no would do!! If this happens Jay your political career is OVER
By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 15, 16 11:35 AM
There is simply no chance that so called Town Officials stuck up for the locals here.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jun 15, 16 11:38 AM
Unbelievable. Let Shinnecock Golf have the helipad. We get the $$$ AND tax revenue. Let them park in a designated area WEST OF THE CANAL...perhaps the WH Airport. Shuttle choppers to/from course. No traffic. In conjunction with LIRR from WH to Southampton College stop and build a foot bridge. :)
By foodwhiner (148), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 11:59 AM
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Preserve the vistas for all!
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 15, 16 12:16 PM
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Maybe we should put up signs indicating that this road is a shortcut to Sag Harbor and East Hampton...:)
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 12:17 PM
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don't forget to let the people living in the area know what's going on. On Tuckahoe Lane on the South side, the lawyers representing the crappy looking apartment houses on the corner of Tuckahoe Lane and 39 as well as the 28 houses going up just South of the tracks, said, "There was no opposition" BS ! No one knew about it . Next thing we know, they will be widening our road with traffic lights on each end without even asking the opinion of the residents,
By clamdigger (84), Quogue on Jun 15, 16 12:33 PM
No No No This road belongs to us the taxpayers. Let us enjoy this
beautiful scenic road. It appears the rich want everything! Us locals are
losing our community at the expense of the rich. Us locals must fight to not
let this happen. Same for using our beaches.
By Jimion (129), Hampton Bays on Jun 15, 16 12:53 PM
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Glinka & Scalera.....

Vote them out !!!

If you don't vote - don't complain.
By sag2harbor (117), sag harbor on Jun 23, 16 11:17 AM
Each week a new article appears in this paper describing yet another attempt by the nouveau riche to degrade the lives of the "common" people by securing special privileges for themselves - - - and in each article local public officials show themselves eager to prostrate themselves before these psychopaths instead of defending the rights of their constituents.

That Jay Schneiderman was willing to engage in a "conversation" with Michael Bloomberg about implementing the golf club's cynical ...more
By highhatsize (4213), East Quogue on Jun 15, 16 1:05 PM
Conceding to this is not a precedent you want to make Schneiderman.
It wont stop here. Give in to this and you will be forced to give in to more and more. It will become a tool to manipulate future attempts to privatize public domain.
Want to park along flying point road and look at Mecox Bay? They will get no parking signs and own the views.Driving on the beach? No more These are just a fewexamples of what could happen, but believe me , there are many more
Having an event ...more
By ADAMSG (53), EAST QUOGUE on Jun 15, 16 1:23 PM
Boy - does this say it well!

Sad - that by the time we get to vote for our next Supervisor - the choices could be as poor as our choices for higher offices...

One point Donald has right is that the system is rigged (to a great degree). It's very difficult for a true outsider to get anywhere.
By sag2harbor (117), sag harbor on Jun 23, 16 11:27 AM
Just say no.
By VOS (1238), WHB on Jun 15, 16 1:48 PM
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Why does Bloomberg get a voice in this? He may own a home here but he is not a local or a resident. Tuckahoe Road also diverts a lot of traffic through Bloombergs neighborhood. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Funny how this meeting is taking place after the construction of his mansion which had hundreds of vehicles in and out every day. Just another supervisor that likes to rub elbows with the super wealthy and grant their wishes.
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Jun 15, 16 4:29 PM
Are you listening Jay?? Town Board members? What in the world were you thinking even agreeing to this meeting??!! It is a TOWN ROAD, leave it alone!
By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 15, 16 5:22 PM
First they take it from the natives, now they want to take it from the locals.
Not happening.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 15, 16 5:51 PM
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Figures. This is also one of former supervisor (and Schneiderman supported) Throne-Holst's largest contributors!! Bloomberg, his family and board members all contributed the maximum amount allowable to Anna's current campaign. He has hosted fundraisers for her in NYC with all of his out of town billionaire friends.
Money talks.
By EastEndJoy (16), East Quogue on Jun 15, 16 5:58 PM
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Money does "talk", but, we have something that money can't always buy....VOTES.

If we all get to the voting booths next November - we'll show these phonies where to go!

Vote for David Calone in the Democratic primary on June 28th.
By sag2harbor (117), sag harbor on Jun 23, 16 11:31 AM
You are correct EEJ. I was emailed an invite for last Wednesday's ATH fundraiser in the city hosted by Bloomberg. She's as dirty as they come.
By Justsay'n (42), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 6:22 PM
Exactly! Who do you think is paying for all her commercials!
By GoldenBoy (351), EastEnd on Jun 15, 16 6:54 PM
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Don't even think about this. This is a PUBLIC road and has been a public road since the golf course was created. How does making it private, help the public? Remember Jay we locals vote.
By longtimelocal (59), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 7:17 PM
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This road is a problem why? It's a pretty old golf course and a pretty old road, not sure why it has to change for a 4 or 5 day event.
By joeg (31), Hampton Bays on Jun 15, 16 7:29 PM
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As always, follow the $$$$$ trail.
By Hamptons Seashell (34), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 7:47 PM
Why does Michael Bloomberg have anything to do with this?
BTW he also paid a visit last Friday to Southampton Golf Course.
I smell a rat!
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 15, 16 10:30 PM
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When the idea of closing this road was first floated during the "well thought out" blinking light fiasco I wrote that I thought it was a ploy by Shinnecock to get the road closed. The fix has been in and they think we are too dumb to be able to see this for what it is. Big money doing what it does to get its way. Don't fall for it.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Jun 15, 16 8:21 PM
"Go to hell."

~ Mr. Spock
By Mr. Z (11817), North Sea on Jun 15, 16 8:31 PM
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If this happens, the handwriting will be on the wall. Done and dusted!
By June Bug (2674), SOUTHAMPTON on Jun 15, 16 8:43 PM
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Jay, look at all the opposition in the comments here. Its absolutely inconceivable you would consider taking away this jewel of a road from the people of Southampton. Eric Woodward
By Hil (3), Southampton on Jun 15, 16 11:31 PM
Rich guy problems. Ridiculous.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 6:52 AM
Blast your horn when u drive thru the course- they really like that. Shhhhh! Don't disturb the delicate golfers!
By CaptainSig (716), Dutch Harbor on Jun 16, 16 7:20 AM
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Bloomberg joining a club with a road going through it, and then complaining he doesn't like it, is akin to the person buying a house next to an airport and then complaining about the noise. Typical. Poor Mike!
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 16, 16 11:19 AM
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Or buying a manse on Dune Road and insisting that the locals can't take their families there in their 4 x 4 vehicles. Same thing. The financially wealthy and politically connected part-time residents want to take away our rights! Don't let them! Shame on them.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 16, 16 1:05 PM
Why wouldn't they just close the road for the week of the event in 2018 and reopen the road after the event is over?
By jsupple104 (2), southampton on Jun 16, 16 11:44 AM
Because that would be smart, and easy and make just too much common sense....????
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 16, 16 11:52 AM
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I travel this road often. As mentioned above, the vistas are a Town treasure for all to enjoy. Rather than block it off, lets make it easier to access: Add a left turn arrow at the light on CR 39 for the East bound lane.
By housedoc1 (12), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 1:54 PM
And just who is going to pay for this underpass so that they can close Tuckahoe Road and make it private? We are of course. It must be so annoying for these millionaires to see commoners drive thru their private club. Go play golf somewhere else then. Lets spend the money and buy the course and make it public then.
By jim (48), hampton bays on Jun 16, 16 2:38 PM
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Beware of strangers bearing gifts/// A parking lot with Scenic View would be nice...
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 3:03 PM
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Can Big Money buy off the Town Board?
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Stay tuned . . .
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 3:08 PM
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Apparently, yes.
By foodwhiner (148), Southampton on Jun 17, 16 8:54 AM
SO disappointing to see Jay even considering this. I hoped for better.
By Dafsgirl (64), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 5:11 PM
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Instead of paying for the alleged road "improvements" why don't those course members sit down with the Elders of the Shinnecock Nation and discuss with them a reasonable price for the land stolen from the Nation. Time for reparations not re-pavements.

That land that road is situated on is worth far more than 5 million bucks.

How about 100 million?

If the golf club wants it so much, exactly how much are they willing to pay?

Let the bidding begin starting at ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 6:11 PM
Ahhh, capitalism.

By sag2harbor (117), sag harbor on Jun 23, 16 11:21 AM
As soon as King Mike's was mentioned in this scam, you knew the fix was in. Not surprising he's supporting "Crooked" ATH in the upcoming Democratic primary.
By BillWillConn3 (180), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 10:11 PM
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By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Jun 16, 16 10:58 PM
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By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 17, 16 6:21 AM
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By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 17, 16 6:22 AM
Spend 5 million or more on co rd 39 and the railroad and alleviate the traffic issues we all face. The college should be a college. Imagine being in a ambulance and finally getting to the proposed Hospital and key people delayed by traffic or immobilized by a accident.
By Obserever (40), Southnampton on Jun 17, 16 7:18 AM
The Town's Master Plan encourages retention of scenic vistas.
This plan would privatize and take away one of the best we have.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 17, 16 9:27 AM
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kinda funny that Jay was holding this meeting and not Alex the Highway Super??
By jeffscan (19), sh on Jun 17, 16 9:34 AM
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Perhaps Jay is more influenced by politics than Alex>

It is a good point though, why is this being discussed in this manner?

By bb (922), Hampton Bays on Jun 17, 16 4:19 PM
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The town has done nothing to make walking along 39 safer for those who have to use busses. There are barely deer paths along 39. You should see women with strollers try to get to the bus stops. Extremely dangerous. Perhaps the supervisor should take a walk along 39.
Suddenly they are worried about the golf course.. what about the working poor? Let the golfers take care of themselves. They should be able to cross the street.
The golf courses are NOT good neighbors, they pay a laughable ...more
Jun 18, 16 1:22 PM appended by TheTurtle
The school crossing guards are layed off for the summer, the golf club could hire them. Problem solved, everyone stop thinking about this nonsense and get back to work!
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Jun 17, 16 1:22 PM
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How does being "a good neighbor, " whatever that means, mean anything other than that is what a neighbor is supposed to be? And, since when does being "a good neighbor" entitle said neighbor to a successful, selfish land grab?
Sorry, Shinnecock. You'll just have to continue sharing the road with the rest of us. Get over yourselves.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 17, 16 2:36 PM
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What sense does it make to connect tuckahoe to St. Andrews. The people making a left onto tuckahoe don't want to get to montauk hwy, if they did they'd just make the right turn onto to tuckahoe. People using that portion of tuckahoe want to go north not south. None of it makes sense.
By Hollywood (86), Westhampton Beach on Jun 17, 16 3:12 PM
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$5 seems cheap considering how much mileage the club has gotten out of their co-opting of ''Shinnecock'' for the last 125 years.
By KevinLuss (356), SH on Jun 17, 16 5:01 PM
A flat out NO should be your answer Jay, it's bizarre that you even entertained the question> The road belongs to US , the taxpayers and you sir have no authority to give it away or sell it to the highest bidder. I have an extreme case of buyers' remorse after voting for you, anyone else feel the same?
By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 17, 16 5:27 PM
Told ya so.
By Draggerman (954), Southampton on Jun 19, 16 9:54 PM
Is there a map of this proposed new road somewhere?
By bird (828), Sag Harbor on Jun 17, 16 7:27 PM
No! This road belongs to us all the taxpayers of Southampton. With respect to
safety for pedestrians, when was the last time a pedestrian was struck by a
vehicle on Tuckahoe Road near the golf course. I bet never!
By Jimion (129), Hampton Bays on Jun 17, 16 9:52 PM
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They want grass where the road is.
They don't want to share "their" view and vista.
They want to appropriate and privatize the land.
It's not about pedestrian safety. If it is, then just do what Mother always said and look both ways before crossing the street. How hard is that?
Why the hell is this even an issue?
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 18, 16 1:50 AM
You all need to get in your cars and go to the board meetings which requires more effort that a rant on line. Or sit down and write a letter to the governor about appropriation of public lands, write to the Town supervisor, get a PAC started like Little Fresh pond assocaition. Look what they have had to do to fend off development in their area.
By AL (83), southampton on Jun 18, 16 7:26 AM
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So just because "They" bring in alot of money for the economy means that they can do whatever the hell they want to ??!! Jay I think its safe to say u just buried yourself!! Are "they" happy with Main St or are do we need to tear it all down an rebuild the way "they" want it ???
By toes in the water (884), southampton on Jun 18, 16 8:10 AM
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One Shinnecock GC member told me he thought all of this had to do with the hospital wanting a different entrance to the college for when they come to rest there. I can't even imagine where; the member couldn't either.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 18, 16 8:22 AM
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I really, really don't like the fact that there is a road running right in front(!!) of my house. There is just no privacy. Do you suppose that Jay would be willing to sell the road to me and reroute the rest of it in a "U" around the backs of my neighbors' houses across the street (and extend my driveway through their side lots) if I ask politely? Hell, I'll pay, too - - - just like Mike Bloomberg!

If Jay is willing to sell scenic Tuckahoe Rd. to Mike for $5 million, would he not be ...more
By highhatsize (4213), East Quogue on Jun 18, 16 12:16 PM
Also, Michael Bloomberg is a member of Shinnecock Golf Club and owns a house in the area.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 18, 16 12:17 PM
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They have already taken the road that connected Tuckahoe to st Andrews.. put 2 barriers up, a sign and just letting fall into neglected disrepair.. then it will be cobdemned, weeds and something filed in yiwn for the 'unused' easement
By dave h (193), calverton on Jun 18, 16 2:05 PM
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I use to use that road.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 18, 16 4:09 PM
Me too.
By housedoc1 (12), Southampton on Jun 23, 16 12:43 PM
A working session with the institutions. What about the neighbors who use that road and the taxpayers who foot the bills? The public views that would be lost are irreplaceable and shouldn't be sold for the benefit of a few golfers and taken away from others. We live in the neighborhood-yes, the Open comes and goes. They are simply using this as an excuse for a "land grab".
By esg1192 (9), Southampton on Jun 18, 16 4:45 PM
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Yeah, I wonder if the Mayor will show up himself to the predictably ugly public hearing on the matter, or if he will send a "representative?"
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 18, 16 5:11 PM
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There will be an US Open played at Shinnecock in 2018, and, just announced, again in 2026. Guess the organizers are happy with the venue. Hope I get to view both in person, as I did in 1986, 1995 and 2004 where I had a front row seat at the 18th!
So in 2018 it will be the 118th US Open! In 2026, it will be the 126th!
Like the numbers.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 18, 16 5:34 PM
You all need to get in your cars and go to the board meetings which requires more effort that a rant on line. Or sit down and write a letter to the governor about appropriation of public lands, write to the Town supervisor, get a PAC started like Little Fresh pond assocaition. Look what they have had to do to fend off development in their area.
By AL (83), southampton on Jun 18, 16 6:02 PM
Agreed. Go to the town board meetings and the PAC meetings. I did, for other issues, and I really had my eyes opened for me. There is power in numbers and we, the locals, must use it. Force the town officials to answer questions; make your opinion known; make the town officials uncomfortable; write letters to them; make them take your phone calls. We have power and we must use it.
By Long Island Viking (28), Southampton on Jun 23, 16 4:26 PM
Who was the mysterious other guy??? Can't or won't identify him? Must be connected???
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 19, 16 8:48 AM
Who was the mysterious other guy??? Can't or won't identify him? Must be connected???
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 19, 16 8:48 AM
So what still is the benefit to town? ?? What that the club will pay for road construction? ?
That's no benefit to me or knitter or Hsmptonseashell or bigfrsh kevinluss or sny of us ... 100 million like NTiger says is sctually fair. .. for preservation
By dave h (193), calverton on Jun 19, 16 10:37 PM
Jay - Please no - this is not a solution for anyone EXCEPT for the club members. Please do not let any " expert " fool you into thinking that making this town any MORE restrictive is a good idea? Elevating the LIRR - ok I can see that but cutting off the North road is a slap in the face
By lo-cal (78), southampton on Jun 21, 16 1:13 PM
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I see they are also allowing Shinnecock to build up old brush along Sebonac road to block off the view. Can't imagine they would let me do this at my house to block out the neighbors!
By lizzybabe (7), southampton on Jun 21, 16 2:22 PM
I drove on the residential streets abutting the golf course and saw that the club has cut the view of the course in front of the properties with pine tree hedges. And Jay thinks these people are good neighbors?
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Jun 21, 16 8:29 PM
How they got away with building that wall of brush amazes me. It is ugly. It is a fire hazard too. All you fools who voted for Schneiderman did you not know how terrible a super visor he was in East Hampton. He is a lousy profession polition. He does not even reside in Southampton .He bought a house and states it is being renovated. Just a ruse ! Wise up !
By bayview (160), Southampton on Jun 21, 16 4:38 PM
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Does anyone else feel like they have a serious case of voter's remorse?

Here is one more of the myriad of reasons we need a "Recall Law" in the State of New York.
By Mr. Z (11817), North Sea on Jun 21, 16 8:03 PM
Golden Boy says: "He may own a home here but he is not a local or a resident."

Big Duh. Not for nothing, but He is a resident. He is a taxpayer.

Golden Boy says :Hundreds of vehicles" in and out of Bloomberg's every day.
No there's not.

Conclusion: Golden Boy is an unstable embarrassment and needs to be monitored by the authorities. Just sayin'
By fire11 (276), east hampton on Jun 21, 16 10:26 PM
I noticed the discarded brush lining Sebonac Road since earlier this spring.
Not only is it unsightly, but I am sure it is a magnet for rodents.
The Town should instruct Shinnecock GC to remove same.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 21, 16 10:39 PM
If that brush were on my property, you can be sure I would be receiving a visit from the town officials and fire department. It is definitely a fire hazard, not to mention unsightly. Such a double standard in this town.
By Long Island Viking (28), Southampton on Jun 26, 16 7:36 PM
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It's sad that this is such an obvious example of the wealthy influencing politicians. Thank you Mr. Schneiderman for treating us as unworthy serfs so that the lords can play uninterrupted golf.

By RB58 (1), Southampton on Jun 23, 16 9:41 AM
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I think the town wanted the brush piles removed. Guess they don't listen. I think a berm was wanted to keep people from gawking at them. Looks like hell, any permit needed?
How will members get into the club? Maybe National next, close off shrubland, road to National, road past bloomburgs.
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 23, 16 12:21 PM
Good neighbors ? lol ask the people who live in country club who have called the police dozen of times because shinnecock employees speed up and down the streets with there carts and machines as they use the neighborhood as a shortcut dumping dirt and clippings all over the street and speeding and a couple of times almost hit children playing.the superintendent of shinnecock has been spoken to several times by neighbors and police they continue to do the same thing.they just do whatever they want ...more
By jben (2), Southampton on Jun 24, 16 11:15 PM
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There are only 250 members at the golf club. It is extremely exclusive. How many local people use the road? and enjoy the vistas? This is ridiculous, closing a road because it runs through the golf course. Does Jay represent the people or 250 golfers who only use the course a few months in the summer.
By southampton6 (13), Southampton on Jun 25, 16 1:09 AM
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Jay represents the rich influential people, not the locals who live here year round. Not the locals who keep this town running. Not the the locals who "stupidly" voted for him. Truly unbelievable to me.
By Long Island Viking (28), Southampton on Jun 26, 16 7:40 PM
Wait, wait don't tell me how much does the SGC charges the US Open golf association for using renowned golf course? SGC also gets a percentage on all the stuff sold at the Open. The big picture is SGC makes millions and millions of dollars for hosting the US Open. Do they pay tax on all that revenue? Pitching the SGC road plan as a community service is insulting and sneaky. The club is also renowned as a WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) bastion. Hey, when did they start letting jews in? How many ...more
By southampton6 (13), Southampton on Jun 25, 16 2:40 AM
Could someone please inform me, what is in it for the general public?
I haven't figured that out yet.
By Hamptonsseashell (359), on Jun 25, 16 9:00 AM
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Update: Go s*** in a hat.
By Mr. Z (11817), North Sea on Jun 25, 16 9:21 AM
...and put it on backwards.
By PQ1 (167), hampton bays on Jun 25, 16 9:46 AM
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There is absolutely ZERO BENEFIT to the public in closing this road. Every single current member of Shinnecock joined the club knowing full well that the TOWN OWNED (resident owned) road runs through the course. That should suffice. Are you following this Jay??!! Any other concerned , paidd off politicians keeping tabs on this bit of chicanery? The residents of this Town will not let allow this to happen, pull your head out your *** Jay and get your hands out of Bloomberg's freaking wallet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 25, 16 6:32 PM
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Mr. Schneiderman, your little tap dance re: pedestrian safety is laughable, and you should be ashamed. That road has been there forever and ever, is public land, and obviously prized by the local citizens, and suddenly it's a problem? You will not take it away from the many based on the desires of a privileged few. And we will not stand for rich arrivistes throwing weight and money around to satisfy their whims at our expense. Those on this comment thread asserting that your answer should have ...more
By June Bug (2674), SOUTHAMPTON on Jun 25, 16 7:23 PM
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Looks like career suicide to me, Jay...
By Mr. Z (11817), North Sea on Jun 25, 16 7:31 PM
Does the Supervisor have such dictatorial powers as to make this happen? Surely not, haven't heard of any TOWN BOARD MEMBERS come out in favor of this yet.
By bigfresh (4661), north sea on Jun 26, 16 7:44 AM
Schneiderman has big fish, small pond complex. He's setting back libs locally back a generation. It's hard to tell where the golfers' hands' end and his back pocket begins.
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Jun 26, 16 8:25 AM
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Well the voters selected a career politician with no ties or love of Southampton so this is what you get.
By hamptonsnrcit (47), sag harbor on Jun 26, 16 8:51 AM
I always take Tuckahoe Road home from the Ocean for the stunning views of the two golf courses and Peconic Bay beyond. Say No to the 1%'s, Bloomberg and the Private Equity Lords of Creation! How about only if the Golf Course gives the land back to the Rez, should they consider the proposal?
By Richierich (6), Shinnecock on Jun 26, 16 9:17 AM
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Are you 'effin kidding me
By JohnSpettell (1), on Jun 26, 16 9:33 AM
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How about a tunnel under the road for the safety of the members...
By knitter (1940), Southampton on Jun 26, 16 11:07 AM
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The road could be closed to "commercial" traffic and trade paraders.
A tunnel might dig up some ancient Shinnecock artifacts, and nobody wants to go there. But, foot bridges at certain areas, with steps, and/or smooth archway for golf carts and wheelchairs would be perfect. Additionally, perhaps they could build a VISTA VIEWING crow's nest structure...or maybe an A-frame "THE 19th Hole", better yet, the "A-Hole"
By foodwhiner (148), Southampton on Jun 27, 16 10:05 AM
Absolutely NO to this nonsense. Do not let your guard down on this ridiculous idea. Enough is enough and hopefully, in the next election, somebody who actually has the tax payers best interest in mind will run (long shot, I know). Career politician Jay is a carpet bagger who just showed his hand. I hope voters are paying attention.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Jun 26, 16 5:32 PM
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Just say NO to the .000001%. Just like the BEACHES, they want the public CLOSED OUT of anything to do with SHINNECOCK.
By Dodger (161), Southampton Village on Jun 27, 16 2:15 PM
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AND IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, VOTE IN THE PRIMARY TOMORROW FOR DAVE CALONE WHO, UNLIKE SAGAPONACK BARBIE, REPRESENTS THE 99%!
By rabblerouser (46), Hampton Bays on Jun 27, 16 2:34 PM
This article is no longer listed in "most commented" on the 27east home page. Was it taken off?
By esg1192 (9), Southampton on Jul 2, 16 7:25 AM
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Members of the public will be allowed to air their concerns about a plan to block off and reroute a portion of Tuckahoe Road in Shinnecock Hills at the Southampton Town Board work session scheduled for Thursday, August 4.
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Aug 1, 16 4:07 AM
10:00 A.M.
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Aug 1, 16 5:08 PM