How wonderful that the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce has installed an LED message board for the four-way intersection in town! It must make the residents of Yorktown so happy to see this use of technology to enhance Yorktown.

I, however, am a resident of the other side of town and live in Mohegan Lake, on the boarder of Shrub Oak.

I’m sure the residents of this side of town are happy for Yorktown as well, but we certainly feel like we really DO live “on the other side of the tracks” in the town of Yorktown.

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Why is it that the former Intercity Tire building, which is across the street from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, and in the same parking lot of Acme, Francesca’s Restaurant, Mr. Cleaner’s, two banks, a nail salon, a laundromat and the Shrub Oak Post Office has laid empty for SO many years? This building has been vandalized, resulting in plywood nailed to parts of it and is now covered in graffiti! What an eyesore for our little hamlet in the town of Yorktown! In addition, there is a multi-family residence (4150 East Main St.) that has been abandoned and is literally falling apart before our eyes!

WHY is it that this side of town has been neglected? These two properties most certainly are lowering the value of local homes. Why would someone purchase a home here, pay the high taxes and want to pass by these eyesores everyday?

What is the town of Yorktown doing to help make this side of town more beautiful?