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New Hyde Park Village Notebook: Nov. 15

In case you missed Tuesday night’s village board meeting, here are some of the highlights.

Peter Abrams, a Bayside resident, presented to the village board his idea to open a math learning center called Mathnasium on 1003 Jericho Tpke.

Mathnasium is a program that would allow students to learn a deeper understanding of mathematics with the help of trained instructors.

“Mathnasium is a learning center where we help children understand math in a way that makes sense to them,” Abrams said. “Each student is evaluated with a written, verbal assessment…and based on their assessment results we assemble a program tailored just for them.”

The theory of mathnasium is “A gymnasium develops the body — Mathnasium develops the mind,” and is a concept that has been used in private schools since 1947 by creator Larry Martinek.

Abrams said he thought the Village of New Hyde Park would be an excellent location for his math center.  He plans to have working hours Monday through Thursday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. with ideally 16 students in the center at a time with one-hour staggered appointments accompanied by four different instructors plus himself.

“I invite you all to come and visit our center once it’s up and running, so you could see the extraordinary instruction and the smiles on the students’ faces as their love of math blossoms in front of your eyes,” Abrams said.

The board said they will be waiting for an answer from Nassau County in regards to Abrams’ proposal.

In Other Village Board News

  • The Boy Scouts from Troop 489 from were in attendance at the board meeting. They have been learning about government in school and wanted to “see government in action first hand.”
  • Trustee Don Barbieri announced that the will be held on Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. outside of village hall. “I hope you all can make some time and come on out and enjoy that day with us,” Barbieri said.
  • Barbieri also announced that on Dec. 10-11 the children’s theatre of New Hyde Park will be putting on a production of in the William Gill Theatre upstairs. “For each show there are about 100 seats available,” Barbieri said. “I have every confidence that they’re all going to be sold.” Tickets can be purchased in the village hall office for $2 each.
  • Barbieri, who is in charge of Project Main Street said, “New York State will definitely begin the resurfacing project on Jericho Turnpike. There will be new traffic lights and the street will be resurfaced, and that project will begin this spring.”
  • Trustee Lawrence Montreuil commended the on Nov. 11 and announced that 88 permits were issued last night, 32 of which were for roofs. “It’s nice to see some work being done to f the homes around the village,” Montreuil said. 

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