Town Supervisor, Steve Bellone, "who is LEED-accredited but not an architect, came to his job in 2002 with a commitment to revitalize Wyandanch, which has been called the most economically distressed area of Long Island. 'We focused on the train station as a great community asset that is totally underutilized. We hadn't heard of transit-oriented development, but we knew it was only 50 minutes into Manhattan. We then asked how we could build a community around that asset. We thought it better to focus on building things that are attractive and sustainable.'"
Thanks to Renee Brutvan