Hempstead looks to raze controversial hotel

A West Hempstead hotel that local residents say is a hotbed for drugs and violence may soon face the wrecking ball. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray says the town has struck a tentative deal with

News 12 Staff

Nov 13, 2008, 6:28 PM

Updated 5,726 days ago

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A West Hempstead hotel that local residents say is a hotbed for drugs and violence may soon face the wrecking ball.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray says the town has struck a tentative deal with the Long Island Rail Road to begin a rezoning process that would lead to the Courtesy Hotel being demolished.
"It has been a constant source of criminality and so the residents naturally enough have felt a great deal of angst over the existence of this hotel," Murray says.
Murray says once the hotel at 130 Hempstead Ave. is razed, the town will team up with a developer to build 150 upscale apartments on the property.


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