Nassau County Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel joined Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and the Rosen family, owners of Five Towns Mini-Golf and Batting Range, in calling on the New York State Department of Transportation to reconsider a recent 150% increase in use & occupancy fees on the state-owned property. This comes after a year-long effort by Assemblyman Goldfeder to seek consideration from Albany for the local Rockaway and Nassau County institution, which for nearly forty years has survived on a month-to-month lease from the state, despite frequent flooding, the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, and poor roadway conditions along Route 878 and the Rockaway Turnpike.
“This is a family owned business that provides a unique service to the area,” said Legislator Kopel. “We should be attracting local businesses, not forcing them out. I am pleased to once again join Assemblyman Goldfeder in bipartisan advocacy for our community.”
Pictured above (left to right) are Legislator Kopel, owner Marty Rosen, and Assemblyman Goldfeder.