Rosanna Rosado

With next DRI winners looming, Central Islip gets busy

By GREGORY ZELLER // With the latest winners of Albany’s annual Downtown Regional Initiative waiting in the wings, they’re getting busy in Central Islip, reigning Long Island champion. The statewide competitive-application process – which awards $10 million stipends to spur private investment in distressed downtowns in each of New York’s 10 economic-development zones – is set to announce its Round 4 winners in the coming days. But first, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been delivering updates…


Three LI sites earn state brownfield designations

Three blighted Long Island areas are among a dozen new statewide Brownfield Opportunity Areas announced this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. As BOAs, the 12 sites – including properties in Huntington, Riverhead and Southampton – will receive priority status for state grants and tax credits designed to support revitalization efforts. “Each of these sites possesses tremendous potential for economic development and job creation,” Cuomo said in a statement announcing new opportunity areas. “These designations will…