Thursday, October 2, 2014

Best of Long Island - Support our Local Businesses, Organizations, & Service Providers!

The voting period is now open.  Voting is permitted once a day until December 15th!
Vote to let everyone know all that the downtown of Oyster Bay has to offer! 

Nominees from Oyster Bay:
click on the links to vote!

            Arts & Entertainment

o   Annual Event/ Festival – Oyster Bay Oyster Festival
o   Celebrity Impersonator – James Foote/ Theodore Roosevelt
o   Museum – Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
o   Public Garden – Planting Fields Arboretum

o   Foreign Auto Dealership – BMW of Oyster Bay
o   Motorcycle Shop – 20th Century Motorcycles

o   Catholic School – St. Dominic College Prepatory High School
o   School Principal – Cecilia St. John, St. Dominic’s Elementary School

o   Assisted Living - Harbor House; Oyster Bay Manor
o   Day Spa – Blue Water Spa
o   Skin Care – Blue Water Spa

o   Architect – Oyster Bay Drafting
o   Roofing Company – Oyster Bay Roofing

o   Craft Beer Brewery – Oyster Bay Brewery

o   Dry Cleaning Services – GreenSleeves Cleaners
o   Environmental Organization – Friends of the Bay
o   Gold Buyer – Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay
o   Republican – John Venditto
o   Taxi Service – Oyster Rides Taxi; Oyster Bay Limousine & Taxi

o   Antique Store – The Attic Door

o   Recreation Center – Oyster Bay Community Center
o   Skate Shop – L-Industrie Long Boards
o   Water Sport Rental – The WaterFront Center

o   Honey Moon Travel Planner - Cruise Planners; Oyster Bay Travel

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OBMSA's Adopt-A-Spot Program Continues to Roll Out

Before and After photos of Berry Hill "Spot" adopted by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce.
Photographs courtesy of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association
The Oyster Bay Main Street Association is pleased to announce that, through the generous support of Mill-Max Mfg. Corp and the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, two additional locations in the downtown have been improved.  Since August of last year, three participants in the program have adopted and pledged to maintain three high visibility sites, which serve as the gateways to our downtown, including locations on West Shore Road, Cove Road and Berry Hill Road.  For more information about the West Shore Road improvement click here.

These sites, which had largely been ignored over the years, were a high priority for the Main Street Association.  On Cove Road and Berry Hill Road, specifically, the hand-carved “Welcome to Historic Oyster Bay” signs had both disappeared and been replaced with unsightly aluminum signs that did not match the tenor of the downtown.  With their adoption, the Chamber of Commerce and Mill-Max both purchased new welcome signs for their locations as well as new plantings, which will be maintained for two years by the adopters.  The Cove Road location is slated to have a sprinkler system installed with new plantings in the Spring.

Before and After photos of Cove Road "Spot" adopted by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp.  Complete plantings and an installation of a sprinkler system for the location will be completed in the Spring.
Photographs courtesy of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association 
About the Adopt-A-Spot Program
The Main Street Association’s Adopt-A-Spot program was designed to help enhance the overall appearance of the downtown.  The program invites community groups, downtown businesses, or professional landscapers who are interested in beautifying the downtown to adopt a spot for a minimum of two years.

How to get involved

If you are interested in adopting a spot or if you want to recommend a location for adoption, please contact Meredith Maus, Executive Director of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, at 516.922.6982 or mamaus@oysterbaymainstreet.org for more information.

Before and after of West Shore Road "Spot" adopted by Forest Iron Works of Locust Valley.
For more information about this Adopt-A-Spot click here.
Photographs courtesy of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thank you for making Our End of the Season Benefit a Success!


On the night of September 17th the Creek Beach Club was hopping with supporters of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association as sponsors, guests, and board members got together for the Association's second End of the Season Benefit.  The benefit - organized by board members Tracy Dellomo, John Bonifacio, Henry Clark, Kyle Piechucki and Alex Urdea with support from Executive Director Meredith Maus - sought to raise funds for OBMSA's programs and initiatives in the year to come.

In his welcome to the crowd, the President of OBMSA, John Bonifacio, highlighted some past initiatives of the organization including the design, purchase, and installation of 120 new street signs for the downtown; beautification efforts including the purchase of 16 new street lamps for South Street; and our successful advocacy and fundraising for the preservation of the Trousdell House.  After thanking the crowd for their support he highlighted some new initiatives the organization is trying to fund, including: 
  • hiring an individual to pick up loose debris in the downtown to combat the growing problem of garbage;
  • incorporating new neighborhoods and streets with a second wave of our newly designed street signs; and
  • continuing to advocate for historic buildings in the downtown, with a specific focus on the Mill Pond House and Snouder's Corner Drug Store.

We cannot thank all of our supporters enough - for those who were able to join us and those who sent their well wishes.

As is the case with everything we do, we could not have done this without you!

Thank you!