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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Hastings is a sham town"

Hastings has tons of neighborly spirit because everyone is identical- It's a zero diversity town. Crime is through the roof with Children's Village for wayward children robbing and attacking strollers on the aquaduct and on public streets. A car was just stolen and there have been armed robberies of the bank with assault gun and a home invasion on Main St. and much much more. As far as green goes, the school board just tried to put synthetic turf on the school playing field and the mayor tried to kill the deer using "net & bolt." The downtown is filled with boarded up stores and the riverfront is a toxic dump owned by BP. The town caters to BP and takes money from them in exchange for advertising, like the new BP scoreboard an the Uniontown Field. Green? No town is less green than Hastings on Hudson. The huge deer population eats everyone's garden and is spreading debilitating Lyme disease so fast that the Mayor has called it a Health emergency. Hastings has been included in a law suit for not having affordable housing. Hastings is truly a town of checked out entitled YUPPIEs with a politically correct veneer. Tarrytown and Ossining are much more exciting and real. If you want to pay 20K a year in taxes to live in a town of pod people, Hastings is for you.
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DE I find this review to be incredibly insulting. As a Hastings local I feel you have just called me a bunch of names and spouted out a lot of misinformation. Please understand you are more then welcome to your opinion but you sound angry and jilted and misinformed (in some cases). So I would like to point out where I feel you have made some misstatements or at least defend the town I choose to raise my children and count some of my dearest friends.

1. Diversity - It is true that most of Westchester is white. However, In my daughters class of 20 there are 3 hispanic children, 2 children of Asian dissent, One African American. One child who moved from the Middle East and 2 children with parents from India. (they are not identical as you claim. And when you dig a little deeper you learn there are families who have two mom's, two dads. Single mom's. Families from Ireland, Italy and South Africa. Sound like you didn't really get to know your neighbors.

Crime - The bank situation happened in a neighboring town (Dobbs), I think that was solved with in minutes. Wayward Children attacking strollers. You make it sound like this happens every day. It happens so rarely that when it does happen it is "news".

BP - This is something that happened all over NY. You think Hasting is the only town that has environment issues from the mid century. Look up what happened in Tarrytown with GM. Also take the time to see what has been done to safely treat the area. The advisory counsel set up to hold BP accountable (yes that means pay the town)

Turf - It is important to know that there are two arguments to that as well. I personal did vote the bond down as did a majority of my GREEN neighbors. Now there is a new option being voted on that includes real grass. That sounds like a environmentally conscious group to me.

Deer and Lyme - Show me a town in NY that doesn't have these issues. - There are deer. Yes, you are correct. They eat our gardens, but they were here first. I will mention, my kids never have had a tick on them. They play outside all summer long.

Taxes - Gosh this one you have me on. Taxes are super high.

Now - Yuppy Veneer - I find this part the most disturbing. I believe people are extremely welcoming. I take the time to get to know people past any time of Veneer and get to know what they care about (children, work, good environment) and I think the people are a very interesting mix of entrepreneurs, well know authors, activist, marketing executives, intellectuals and more. They are also moms and dads that are very involved with their kids and community.

You forgot to mention the great opportunities here to get to know your neighbors. The Community pool, the monthly Friday Nights Out where they shut down the town to let local bands play and children run in the streets, the halloween and holiday parades, the park, little leagues etc.
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