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Hampton Bays civic leaders make their own redevelopment pitch

I find this whole thing absurd. Does no one understand what exactly CPI is? While it's history dates back to the 1700s, the building has burned down, with its current structure being built in the 1920s. Nothing that remains from the original building. This means the colonial history, the Tammany hall history, etc has been burned down. Since then it was used for proms, parties, etc. While this building holds memories for many people, it cannot be a historical site (legally) because there is nothing historical about it. Trying to make CPI a historical site would be like trying to make any catering hall a historical site.

This is just wasting time, and right now CPI is a trashy club that only brings in bad people. Imagine the jobs that can come from this site, and how it could help the economy. The Rechlers have offered many practical solutions, but the people of the town who are representing CPI don't even know the history. It's ridiculous. A good solution would be to have the Rechlers make a documentary or a book to donate to the town that all citizens could have access to. Preserving CPI doesn't preserve the history of it (which is apparently lost anyway), but an old run down building that is a fire hazard and attracts bad people to our wonderful town. " Aug 31, 10 2:48 PM

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C05E5D7163EEE3ABC4E53DFB166838A639EDE" Aug 31, 10 7:01 PM

I've attached an article about Tammany Hall that might clear some things up. You can also look on any website about the history of Tammany Hall. It's peak was in the late 19th/ early 20th century. Once the building was rebuilt, that history was already lost and Tammany was not nearly as strong or significant as it was in the late 1900s up until the 1920s. By 1932, FDR was elected President and the Tammany Mayor of New York was forced out of office.

If you want to talk about jobs that last, a condominium requires a lot more. I just don't see what all the fuss about condos is for. Keep the building if you really want, although it really has no historical significance, but having condos is great for tax revenue, for creating lasting jobs, and for bringing more people to Hampton Bays, which would be great for businesses. It seems like such a no brainer to have the condos. It is really beneficial to everyone except for people who just don't like change. " Aug 31, 10 7:19 PM