Issue of the Week

Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

(2564 votes)
46.78%
(2917 votes)
53.22%
5481 votes

On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Encourage Artists (studios and galleries) by giving them free or cheap space

(919 votes)
Vote up!
44.25%
(1158 votes)
Vote down!
55.75%
2077 votes

In Brooklyn, the Village, the Lower East Side, etc. First the artists came, then the shops came, then the mad demand for housing came. Long Island can feel like a cultural wasteland. Aside from a few museums (mostly on the North Shore) its really hard to find something interesting to do here.
I suggest the County open some properties up to Artists for studios (open to the public, like at the Museum Of Design), and galleries.
Let us become known for something other than bad government and shopping malls

Comments

Free Space

This idea has been proven to work again and again across the Country. Just make sure to get the artists provide their own Insurance coverage to shift the Counties liability costs but otherwise it is a good use of empty space benefiting local businesses.

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