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Town Demolishes Abandoned Hoarder Home in Bethpage

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined with members of the local community and the Quality of Life Task Force in celebrating the demolition of a long-time eyesore in a Bethpage neighborhood. The abandoned hoarder home, which sat vacant for the last few years, marked the 21st home knocked down since the formation of the task force and the second in the Bethpage community this week.

“We are very pleased to tell the great neighbors of this community that after years of numerous complaints, official inspections, notices of violation and lack of maintenance, this eyesore is coming down to make way for a beautiful new home and family in our Town,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Through the diligence of our Town team – our building and legal professionals – we were successful in taking the matter to court and getting the go-ahead to proceed with demolition.”

The property, located on Hoover Street in Bethpage, was abandoned and left in deplorable conditions. From holes in the siding and roof, to overgrown vegetation, trash and debris throughout the premises, the property was overcome with unsanitary conditions. With each inspection, it became clear that the dwelling was falling into great disrepair and needed to be eradicated from the community.

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