Message from the Mayor

As a child growing up in the five towns, I often took rides with my friends, first on bicycles and then in cars, passing through the beautiful villages of Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Woodsburgh and Lawrence.

Riding through these pristine neighborhoods always made me feel lucky and thankful to grow up in such a special area. I would pass tree lined streets, with magnificent homes that had perfectly manicured landscapes (some right out of the pages of House Beautiful magazine). As I would continue on these rides I would go out of my way to view the channel waterways and inlets of the Atlantic Ocean. To have all this beauty so close to my home was awe-inspiring to me. I always hoped that one day I would be lucky enough to own a home in one of these secluded neighborhoods.

In November 2010, this dream came to fruition. Currently, me, my wife and our four children are lucky enough to be living in the Village of Hewlett Neck.

Shortly after becoming a resident, I was appointed Roads Commissioner. After two years, I ran and became the elected Mayor. My commitment to preserving the integrity of the beautiful Village of Hewlett Neck was and is still my top priority.

Soon after becoming Mayor, Super Storm Sandy hit our shores and affected all our lives. This certainly tested me, the entire village staff, the trustees and committee members and our residents. I am proud to say that I was surrounded by loving, caring and selfless people who all went over and above their civic duties to help restore our village as quickly as possible. It was certainly a very difficult time for all of us. Fortunately, our residents and surrounding neighborhoods worked together and we all persevered.

Hewlett Neck is only about 45 minutes away from NYC and just minutes away from John F Kennedy international airport. Hewlett Neck is a relatively small community with about 140 homes. Hewlett Neck is part of school district #14, which is and always has been one of the premiere school districts on Long Island. There are multiple fire houses within a few minutes from any area of our village and the 4th Police Precinct is also only minutes away. Our community is filled with so many successful people who take tremendous pride in their neighborhood and properties and most importantly, their families. The generosity and support from so many of our residents is outstanding, as evidenced by the number of charitable events that are constantly taking place in our neighborhood venues.

I am committed to helping improve our neighboring villages and the way we communicate and assist each other. Me and the Mayors from Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor and Woodsburgh are all strongly committed to keeping our neighborhoods as safe and secure as possible.

I welcome you to take a walk, run or ride your bike through our neighborhood. I am confident you will enjoy your time and experience the beauty and peaceful surroundings of the Village of Hewlett Neck.

All the best of health and happiness to you and yours.

Ross Epstein, Mayor