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A win for Little Neck

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:30 am

Credit goes out to Steel Equities and the E. Gluck Corp. for their willingness to accommodate residents’ concerns about what they’re doing at the former Leviton property in Little Neck.

Steel Equities owns the site and leases it to Gluck, which makes watches. But they also made trouble, when an expansion turned out to be more than expected. Of particular concern was a wall on 262nd Street that, because it is on a hill, would have been a towering eyesore.

The community rallied and area officials intervened. And what do you know, success! The companies agreed to shrink the wall, reduce the building’s profile and add 95 trees to the property.

All without a lawsuit or other actions. If only more community-business disputes could be resolved in such a way, we’d all be better off. Well done.

Welcome to the discussion.