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Most Viewed East Meadow Stories of 2012

Take a look at the top read stories of 2012.

A great deal has happened here in East Meadow this year. Here are the top read stories (most page views) on Patch in 2012.

5. RUB BBQ Replaced by Kansas City Smokehouse: Less than five months after RUB BBQ opened its doors, it was replaced by Kansas City Smokehouse.

4. Levittown Man Arrested for Utility Worker Assault: A Levittown man was arrested in connection with an assault that left an out-of-town utilty worker, who was on Long Island to help clean up the mess left by Hurricane Sandy, hospitalized. Police later confirmed that the assault occurred as a result of a verbal argument and not because of the victim's employment as a utility worker.

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3. Hooters Closes in East Meadow: After being in business in East Meadow for more than 10 years, Hooters on Hempstead Turnpike closed its doors in October.

2.How I Met Your Mother Makes an East Meadow Connection:  Craig Gerard and Matt Zinman, two writers of the show "How I Met Your Mother," grew up in East Meadow.

1.Aura Offers NYC Style and Sound to East Meadow: Aura Light and Sound Suite opened its doors to East Meadow Sept. 28, replacing the former Savannah Lounge, which stood as a local hot spot for seven years.

paul December 27, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Number 5 should not even be on the list. It is CLOSED......
angela December 27, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Agreed! Where are the good stories? Only 5 made it?!
Brent M. December 27, 2012 at 05:13 PM
agreed!!!
J December 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
any sonic updates?
Jaime Sumersille December 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM
This is a list of stories that were most read on East Meadow Patch throughout 2012 (as the lede of the story states, 'most page views'). Hope this helps clarify. Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
J December 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM
i would imagine the multiple articles written about Sonic easily passed any of these single articles. I understand your comment and your point, but easily the most important thing to affect East Meadow this year was the lack of a sonic being built because some nightclub owner needs parking for after 10pm 2 nights a week. How many more businesses need to close in this town before people wake up that practically anything is better then nothing.
Brent M. December 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM
J... its because people that do not live on this side of town complained too much about traffic patterns and teen drinking.. so now we have an EMPTY ZORNS, EMPTY FOOD 25 MART.. EMPTY PEARL ART.. EMPTY RITAS .. and EMPTY 1st Floor of OFFICE Building all within 1/4 mile of each other.. HOWEVER, we do have Homeless & Graffiti.. & Teens hanging out INSIDE and OUT of Ritas... so we did gain something....
J December 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
which is the 1st floor office building? Don't forget about Empty Hooters, Empty Blockbuster, Empty Pizzeria within Pathmark building. Empty Puppy Store, Empty random building where a cab company can't be located. People THIS SPREADS! Allow some businesses and others would be more likely to open a location near by. Somebody on here commented to me that not allowing a new business to open to increase the tax base doesn't help their taxes, but what if 10 more businesses close, what if 20 more business close? Chances are Pathmark or Walbaums is going to close at some point. I don't see A & P keeping both of them open, neither are very busy.
paul December 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
To Brent M: You see people "OPENING THE DOOR AND GOING INSIDE RITAS"?
paul December 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Just an FYI: The former Blockbuster/Pancake Cottage will be a dry cleaners...
J December 28, 2012 at 03:22 PM
really, that is going to be a huge drycleaners! Isn't there already a drycleaners in that plaza?
paul December 28, 2012 at 04:32 PM
The other one closed. My guess will be by the size is that they wil be a commercial dry cleaners and will do in coming orders from smaller cleaners that do not process on premises. And of course walkins...... TOH PERMIT# 201202901
Brent M. December 28, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Paul.. I saw a kid/male coming out closing door behind him.. couldnt tell you age.. it was during day and i was just passing.. it may have been owners son, IDK.. but there was skate boarding kids also in area... like i saidl. I was just passing by
Brent M. December 28, 2012 at 06:53 PM
J.. the first floor of the NAVY building I mean.. the one next to gas station... its all empty. that whole area is becoming empty which means , Dirty Mike and the Homeless Boys will take too..
paul December 29, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Thank you. We will have it addressed as necessary....

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