In relation to question posed last Wednesday night by the new civic organization, Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch, on Friday, asked readers where the blight is in Hampton Bays. Patch received numerous responses, as well as photos of areas that residents feel need to be cleaned up.
The following is a round-up of what readers had to say. (Patch will post a gallery of reader photos later in the week and if you have photos that you would like to submit of blighed areas in Hampton Bays, e-mail them to Erica.Jackson@Patch.com).
wrote, "The front of restaurant needs painting.They have been opened for business for 2+ years and have done nothing to improve the area around their sign. Also the Hamlet Green sign is falling apart. The owners should be fined."
said, "The needs help, it is looking pretty bad. The sign, the roadway, store fronts, grassy area and parking lot needs maintenance and upkeep. Who is supposed to take care of that?"
suggested, "Stop all those illegals from hang out in the parking lot. It scares everyone."
responded, "If a bunch of Americans started hanging out in front of the or looking for work, they'd be given citations for loitering.Double standards."
said, "The shopping center with and is so barren and lifeless. It could use some planters near the sidewalk with some green landscaping or flowers. It's just a big ugly parking lot right in the middle of town. Who owns this property anyway?" added, "Ugly boarded up house on Canoe Place Road north of Fanning. Someone painted over the graffiti like real estate listing scribbled on the side of the house, probably because of complaints. This place looks like hell, tear it down. Also CPI looks like hell now."
Patch wants to know: Do you agree that these areas need to be cleaned up? Are there other areas that need help, as well? How do you think residents can go about making a difference? Feel free to comment below.