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Is This Smithtown's Biggest Eyesore? [Empty in Smithtown]

Former trucking facility has already been targeted by the town.

Over the past few weeks we've profiled a good selection of empty properties in Smithtown and while , and , none of them have been targeted by the town for remediation.

But that can't be said about the former trucking facility known as the Haynes/Fairview Holdings property. If you've ever taken the Long Island Rail Road out of Smithtown you've seen the complex, which is overgrown and awash in graffiti right next to the tracks.

The town , and while no details have been released on what officials plan to do about the site it's been made clear that they intend to remedy the blight.

Meanwhile, the Haynes/Fairview Holdings property is regarded as one of the area's biggest eyesores. And though it's sealed off by metal fences lined with barbed wire, that hasn't stopped vandalism on the property, which contains a main terminal and a free-standing storage facility.

So, we ask, is this Smithtown's biggest eyesore? And since we know the town plans to deal with this property, what do you want to see done?

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Jonathan Vecchi November 10, 2011 at 12:43 AM
It is certainly not a nice site to look at. But it is not a centrally located eyesore like the abandoned buildings along main street or other public roads. While other blighted buildings (some of which have been shown on Patch) may hinder other businesses or development of surrounding property, this building really stands alone near the railroad. It should not be the number one priority of Smithtown.
Cathy November 10, 2011 at 02:04 AM
Very nicely said, Jonathan. i agree. The empty shops on Main street are much mo. re of an eysore. They make Smithtown look like a dying town.
Argile November 10, 2011 at 04:49 AM
The abondoned former restaurant called Fosters on Smithtown Blvd. is an eyesore. From day 1 that place should have never went up. What did it last? 2 years? It wasn't a well though out place to put a fast food joint. Now that the residents of Nesconet are stuck with it lets see how long it'll take before anything happens with it. Till then everyone has to drive by it and look at it. The 7-ll attatched to it doesn't even get that much business. That was the last thing Smithtown Blvd needed was another restaraut. Poor business decision.
UncommonSense November 10, 2011 at 03:14 PM
I agree that as an eyesore it's not as important as say, the abandoned and decaying lumber yard building in the middle of town. Why not clean this railroad property up a little bit and donate it as a skate park to all the kids in town. They are the only ones that have shown any interest in it over the years. Kids in this town need something to do any way. Why not?
prof mom November 10, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Amen to that southhampton3!
Robert DeMarzo November 10, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Not as bad as the old lumber yard that was torn down on west main street but pretty close!
tom mooney November 14, 2011 at 02:48 PM
The former Amoco gas station/tire center property adjacent to the Commack Car Wash in Commack on Rt 25 has had a broken rusty sign that is just waiting to fall down. It's not inside the fenced area and people walk under it all day...how about our Town Public Safety crews take a look and get it taken down safely before someone gets hurt.
mike December 17, 2011 at 11:57 PM
southhampton, what a great idea!! Maybe Smithtown could stop procrastinating and actually get something done with the property and donate it to skaters. I mean, don't you think there's a reason why there's been so many complaints in recent years about skaters... maybe it's because there's nowhere for them to go? Just maybe. And for any of you who have been to the new Nesconset library, isn't it some phenomenon that the only space you can find occupied at any given time during the summer is the 10 X 20 space between the empty tennis court and hockey rink designated for a few cheap rails which they consider to be a "skatepark"?

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