Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Gary Hudes and Councilwoman Angie Cullin unveiled a streetscape project at Jerusalem Avenue and Newbridge Road in Bellmore.
Murray, Hudes and Cullin were joined by Nassau County officials and community leaders as they unveiled the upgrades at the popular Bellmore business district. The streetscape project includes the installation of brick-paved walkways and 20 Victorian street lights on the south side of Jerusalem Avenue and Pea Pond Road, the northwest and southwest quadrants of Jerusalem Avenue and Newbridge Road and the southwest corner of Jerusalem Avenue and Bellmore Road.
"Downtown streetscape projects benefit the entire community, notably businesses, consumers and property owners," Murray said. "These improvements will complement a vibrant business community already in place in Bellmore."
"Bellmore residents and business owners will be pleased with the results of this streetscape project," Hudes said. "Upgrades to our downtowns are vital to our local economy and quality of life," Cullin added.
The streetscape project was funded through an intermunicipal partnership with Nassau County. The county secured $150,000 for the project through federal funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
"This project is a great example of how Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead are working together to enhance our downtowns and business districts," said County Executive Edward Mangano. "Beautifying and upgrading this intersection will help promote our local economy and attract shoppers to the area."
"We are pleased to work in tandem with the county and federal government to make upgrades to our neighborhoods," Murray concluded.