OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – By a two-to-one margin, voters in Oyster Bay have approved a referendum to sell a controversial plot of land and, by doing so, rejecting the construction of a mall on the parcel.
But as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, a developer says he will still build after nearly two decades of fighting.
The plan calls for a luxury mall in the Oyster Bay section of Syosset, off the Long Island Expressway. The future of the site for which the mall has been proposed has been deadlocked.
But as WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, Residents who voted yes to the 54-acre land sale for $32 million said the luxury mall proposal was just wrong for the community.