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Putting On a Show to Save a Building

Plan to replace Fairview Street building with bank brings out its foes.

Huntington residents showed up, some in period clothing, to make a statement about tearing down what used to be the at a Town Hall meeting Tuesday night.

The residents oppose tearing down what they said was a historic building for a new  three-lane drivethrough TD Bank.  The bank also was represented, with a lawyer, a preservation consultant and the current owner of the building. Speakers told the Town Board their views during the public comment period.

J. Christopher February 02, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Yes she did. She told me that she wrote "love notes" on the front newsfeed and they booted her off for spamming. Kinda ironic they can use her face but not allow her to respond to the article. She should get paid for some of the stuff she is able to pull off and others won't even attempt.
Mike Field of Huntington Station February 02, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Genius creative energy! She should have her own column on the Patch.
Julie February 02, 2011 at 11:45 PM
I share Ms. LaVertu's hope that the Aboff Building is saved, and applaud her creativity and efforts (as well as all the other residents of Huntington that are working hard to make that happen), but didn't the Flapper era end in 1929 with the stock market crash?
Lorraine Kelley February 05, 2011 at 04:40 AM
N0 - TD Bank has no intention of "making the bank fit into the village's architectural ambiance." It's going to be a regular TD Bank and will not fit in at all with the existing street scape. I have seen the drawings. TD Bank has no interest in working with the historical society to come up with a compromise. "How busy is any bank?" Well...if we don't have to worry about its being busy then why the need for THREE drive-thru windows? Does any other bank in town have three drive-thru windows that exit over a sidewalk used constantly by people walking to the village?
Sherilee Sutherland February 05, 2011 at 11:54 PM
Why so many banks in a village area. Put in a ATM that is Connected to TD Bank and put the Branch out side of the Village.

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