Westbury, NY--Thanks to a collaboration of Town departments, residents and volunteer input from a local landscaper, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Viviana L. Russell recently joined with the North Hempstead Housing Authority to unveil a spruce-up project at Magnolia Gardens in New Cassel, one of two senior facilities in the Authority’s seven town-wide housing complexes.
The project included a new sign and landscaped entry way and expansive landscaping, a collaborative effort by Vigliotti Landscape Service Center of Westbury and the Town of North Hempstead’s Public Works and Parks departments.
“It is very satisfying for me to witness firsthand various sectors of our community coming together to help enhance the quality of life for residents of North Hempstead, something that has been a number one priority since I came to office,” Supervisor Kaiman said.
The celebration at Magnolia Gardens also featured a barbecue for residents of the Magnolia Avenue complex and Manhasset Valley, the Housing Authority’s other senior facility.
In addition to acknowledging Vigliotti’s contributions of landscaping services, plants and trees, North Hempstead officials also paid tribute to Magnolia Gardens resident Pearlie Tubbs for a perennial flower garden and communal vegetable garden she and fellow resident Lewis Hicks has meticulously tended for years. The flower garden was named for Tubbs.
Pointing to the joint effort, Councilwoman Viviana Russell said “This was an occasion where Government, residents and local business contributed resources for a common goal – the beautification of the community.”
Caption: (l to r) Sean Rainey, Executive Director of the North Hempstead Housing Authority, Bishop Lionel Harvey, Councilwoman Viviana L. Russell, Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Legislator Robert Troiano