Locals find ways to cash in on U.S. Open

Residents who live around Bethpage State Park are taking advantage of their prime location to cash in on the U.S. Open action. One homeowner charging $50 for parking said he was making between $500 and

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2009, 12:26 AM

Updated 5,507 days ago

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Residents who live around Bethpage State Park are taking advantage of their prime location to cash in on the U.S. Open action.
One homeowner charging $50 for parking said he was making between $500 and $700 a day, hoping to rake in $5,000 by the end of the tournament.
During Thursday?s downpour, one college student put her business classes to good use, holding tournament-goers? cell phones at $5 a pop. Cell phones and other mobile devices are banned from the park during the Open.
Others sold food, beverages, ponchos and umbrellas.
Farmingdale Village officials warn residents can be fined $350 for letting someone park on their lawns.


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