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Release Date: March 01, 2009

The United States Congress will earmark $118,750 for improvements at E Hartsdale Ave as part of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, according to Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a member of the House Appropriations Committee.
The town will also receive $76,000 for equipment and training for the Greenburgh police department. Congresswoman Lowey successfully lobbied her colleagues to include funding for these initiatives in the Omnibus Appropriations Act.
The main business section of E Hartsdale Ave is currently experiencing an economic turnaround.The turnaround is a big success story. About two years ago almost half the stores were forced to close for weeks (some for months) because of flood damage after a storm. TODAY THE MAIN BUSINESS SECTION OF E HARTSDALE AVE (between the drug store and train station) IS 100% OCCUPIED OR RENTED.     A clothing store (the first clothing store in at least two decades) opened up late last year. A new bank is opening soon. Two new restaurants will open soon (including an indian restaurant). Ironically, when the economy was good - E Hartsdale Ave had many vacancies. Today, the nation is experiencing a recession and the downtown area is 100% occupied or rented.
The funds that Congresswoman Lowey secured for our downtown E Hartsdale Ave will be put to good use - to enhance the avenue, to make it look more attractive. These enhancements will help the town in our continuing efforts to make the avenue a desirable place for businesss.
The Omnibus Appropriations Act contains the following federal investments in towns and villages in Westchester
• $167,000 for to revitalize the shoreline in the Village of Tarrytown
• $118,750 to make lighting and pedestrian improvements at Hartsdale Hamlet Center in the Town of Greenburgh
• o $76,000 for equipment and training for the Greenburgh Police Department
o $40,000 for video systems for Ardsley Police Department police cars
o $45,000 for a fingerprint reader for Dobbs Ferry Police Department
o $50,000 for Elmsford Police Department to purchase closed circuit cameras
o $56,500 for Hastings Police Department to purchase vehicle recorders and radar units
o $35,000 for Irvington Police Department to purchase a license plate reader
o $59,100 for police equipment for Tarrytown Village
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