June 20th, 2023 – A three-story property at 1152 E. 3rd Ave. in Bay Shore was razed this morning, after the Islip Town Board passed a resolution for demolition on July 12, 2022 by unanimous decision. The Town passed a Board Up/Clean Up resolution on the property in June of 2020. A subsequent follow up report from the Town’s Code Investigator resulted in a declaration of immediate hazard from the Town’s Chief Building Inspector.
“Demolitions are typically a long and arduous process, and it is encouraging to move forward with the removal of this unsafe property with as little delay as possible. The property has been the source of many complaints from the community and we are thrilled today to be able to satisfy those complaints,” said Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter.
Peggy Miller of Bay Shore grew up in the E. 3rd St. home with her mother, sister, aunt, uncle and six cousins, and later bought a house directly next door. “I am happy that it is being demolished because of the decay of the house. I am sad because this was once my home. There were also too many people running in and out of it over the years,” said Ms. Miller as she watched the demolition.
“We remain sensitive to safety concerns of our residents, and will continue to move forward, ridding the Town of Islip of these eyesores. Myself and the entire Town Board are committed to ensuring that all residents in the Town enjoy a quality of life, and we will continue to fight for the removal of such neglected and dangerous properties in our neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Carpenter.