housing

Oyster Bay Bans Plywood From 'Zombie Homes'

3 hours ago
Mike Groll / AP

On Long Island, the Town of Oyster Bay has banned the use of plywood to cover windows and doors on foreclosed “zombie homes,” in an attempt to eliminate the boarded-up eyesores in its neighborhoods.

The new law went into effect last week and requires the use of polycarbonate, a strong, clear plastic, to cover windows on the foreclosed homes.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino says the new law addresses quality of life concerns caused by vacant homes.

Don Ryan / AP

New York has purchased an additional 92 mortgages on Long Island in danger of going into foreclosure in order to keep properties from becoming “zombie homes.”

Carrie Antlfinger / AP

A new survey finds that four out of 10 young adults on Long Island live with relatives. That’s 10 percentage points higher than it was in 2004.

Jae C. Hong / AP

Veterans groups and government officials broke ground on an affordable housing project for homeless veterans and their families on Long Island. 

Assisted Living Facility Breaks Ground In Southport

Dec 13, 2017
Courtesy of Maplewood Senior Living

Westport, Connecticut-based Maplewood Senior Living has broken ground on a three-year, $40 million project in Southport.

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