Here are some thoughtful comments from the petition:
• Gwen Groocock United States, Feeding Hills
I have been to a number of events at Jedediah Hawkins, and they were tasteful, enjoyable and in keeping with the area. Residents all over the North Fork live near food/wine venues, and few complain unless an establishment steps over the line. I urge the ZBA to consider the efforts JH has made to be a good neighbor, and uphold the more than fair compromise that has already been in force, for both sides of the issue.
• Eddie Ayala United States, Holtsville
Save the Jedediah Hawkins Inn!
There is something here in this so-called community resistance that seems – familiar. It’s like the people who move in next to airports – KNOWING there’s an airport there – and then proceed to complain about the noise of planes. If the Inn is complying with ZBA regulations, there is no need to place them in a financially difficult situation in order to appease a select “few”. This is a North Fork landmark, and deserves to survive! Continuing to try and appease a select “few” does not try for a “middle” ground that ensures justice has been served – and fairness has been accomplished. If you are for small business, and how they serve the (financial) survival of the East End … show it!
Save the Jedediah Hawkins Inn!
Kathy nine United States
what a beautiful historic landmark! Leave it be!
Danielle Russo United States, West Hartford
love this place. Very quiet, classy and well taken care of establishment. We’ve created many special memories there. It astounds me that the jedediah hawkins inn has to answer any zoning questions! Ridiculous.
Sara Pagano United States, Merrick This is a wonderful and respectful establishment and an asset to the community and all of Long Island- let’s keep places like this in business!
• Margaret Ann Dallojacono United States, Port Jefferson Station
Jedediah Hawkins Inn is such a beautiful, unique venue and should be enjoyed by all. The staff is friendly & courteous. Allow them to prosper. An abandoned property helps no-one.
• Angela Jennings United States, Seattle
We need to save all history in life, otherwise it will never even have existed
• Anthony Nappa United States, Ronkonkoma
You are not “saving main road” by shutting down restaurants in renovated historic buildings or boycotting the YMCA from having a place on the NOFO for our children to use, these are the things that the people who live here want in our community.
• Chris Smith United States, Bronx
As a resident with two children who enjoy the “treat” of going out to dine in a beautiful Historic building such as the Jedediah Hawkins Inn and as a local business owner…I cannot imagine this place being restricted in any fashion.
In fact, I would like to see the Historic and Culinary significance promoted in our town. Rather than attempt to diminish it’s value as a Landmark and social community gathering place, its should be supported by the town.
Long Live the Jedediah Hawkins Inn!
• Adam lovett United States, Riverhead
Jedediah’s is a magical place that my wife and I met at and works. It employs locals and is a benefit to my community. Please keep it alive.
• Anna Iacoviello United States, Great Neck
I love this place! The food, the atmosphere.. and you can’t hear a peep out on the street.. Some people have nothing better to do.
• Bill Dunleavy United States, Ronkonkoma
Another example of “not in my back yard”. Within normal restrictions let them operate their business
• Colleen Boyanovich United Kingdom, London
Beautiful place. Can’t believe that the town would try to limit this small business
• Anthony Sannino United States, Shelter Island Heights
Owning and operating a business on the North Fork is extremely challenging knowing that your success must be derived from a very short tourist season. All other obstacles in addition are a sure recipe for failure. Please support this incredible business and recognize the immense risk that has been taken to create this jewel.
• Lisa allongo United States, New York
We need to hold onto history..why are we always tearing down history..
Christine w.United States, Philadelphia
I looked here for my wedding and due to the restrictions was unable to make it work for us but the venue is beautiful!
• Maggie Lovett United States, Huntington
With each event held at the inn more people get to see the beauty and history that Long Island has to offer.
• John TepedinoUnited States, Center Moriches
Support your local small business, this one in particular deserves full support.
• George Romero United States, Brooklyn
love the place!! don’t let the nimby’s win!!
• Melody McDonald United States, Bridgeport
Do not allow a few people speak for the community.
Matthew T. VeltmanUnited States, Levittown
It is of utmost importance we as long islanders help preserve and continue to contribute to the preservation process for the sake of Long islands great a historic culture. Including all historic buildings, land marks, properties, artifacts, etc…Help the Jedediah Hawkins Inn remain steadfast in the historic community by helping with any and all of their needs.
This is such a beautiful venue! Can’t believe that the community would want to take away revenue from a local establishment!
• Jackie Bivins United States, La Quinta
This is a beautiful property and the surrounding community should be happy to have it in its midst. Would they prefer an abandoned building???
The Jedediah Hawkins Inn has been a blessing to the community. The amazing transformation that resurrected the property and the positive business impact that has resulted need all of our support!
The restoration of this house has kept history alive., instead of destroying it. The limited number of outside tented events would not harm the community in anyway
Why do the few miserable people, that will always be unhappy and complain, have to ruin positive peoples lives constantly. This is a magical venue that brings joy into people’s lives. Maybe these people should be invited to experience the magic one night, for themselves, so they will see what they are trying to rob from everyone with their selfish persuits.
• Joanne Lieb United States, Selden
This historic home is part of the rich history of Long Island. The zoning board of appeals should consider them to continue their venues as long as they are following the rules , which they are. It takes hard work and dedication to maintain and keep the historic integrity on this property, so please allow them to continue. This will ensure the Jedediah Hawkins Inn the dignity they deserve.
• Janet nathanail United States, New York
Beautiful property which is a huge asset to the community. It provides jobs and brings in visitors. I don’t understand the fuss created by so few should affect so many.
• Michael V. Falcetta United States, Plainview
I live right up the road from JHI they are great people and run a top notch establishment.
• Judy Staib Harrison United States, Sanibel
Please save the Inn. Don’t let it become the “haunted house” I remember from my Jamesport School days.
• Christine Budd United States, Stony Brook
It’s a beautiful, unique place. It seems they have more than enough space surrounding them to significantly reduce the impact on the neighborhood. Provided they continue to oversee their events properly, with adequate security they should be permitted to do business as they have been.
• Tom SchaudelUnited States, Amityville
Best venue on the North Fork. Cherish it, don’t ruin it!
• Marian United States, Bronx
go get em…. Love this place! Some people need to get a life!
• Danette LaucksUnited States
The Jedediah Hawkins Inn is a place near and dear to me, since I lived in the house as a child (Pearsall family, Overlook Farm, in the early ’50s). I was dismayed to see it decline and was elated when it was restored. It has become a valuable asset to the community and I hate to imagine what would become of it if zoning restrictions should compromise its financial viability.
• Marguerite Dolezal United States, Shirley
Elegant recreation of hosptiality.
Remember responsible business pays the zoning salaries. The Inn is a balance to strip shopping centers . Look at the circus just north on the week-ends.
• Karen Kraus United States, Holtsville
This is a beautiful and wonderful place. The rules that are in place seem to be more than reasonable. Stop with the politics please and let them continue to run this gorgeous land mark.
• Lisa PaternosterUnited States, Huntington Station
Jedediah Hawkins is a beautiful venue. The owners are wonderful people who have kept this beautiful properties historical integrity. They aren’t asking for anything. They wish to abide by the same rules that they have for the past 5 years.
• Linda Clifford United States, Meriden
I love this place
Stop giving them a hard time
Look what a CONTRIBUTION
this restaurant brings to your community….
Please open your heart and LOVE THEM….
• Thomas Puglia United States, Riverhead
Save this establishment. Its part of the local economy and has such rich history.
• Max Moran United States, Riverhead
. . . and they support the arts!
• Jennifer BlackhallUnited States, Brooklyn
save Jedediah Hawkins inn! This place cannot be replicated anywhere else!
• Teresa OrrinoUnited States, Deer Park
This shouldn’t even be an issue for this amazing establishment!
• Andrew Anselmo United States, New York
Please allow the Jedediah Hawkins Inn to have a less stringent business curfew. They have show themselves to be a fantastic asset to all those on the North Fork wishing for a nice fancy place to eat and stay. We just love going there several times a year to celebrate family events. Don’t let the sheltered view of a few overshadow the wants and needs of the many. Zone that!
We love Jedediah Hawkins Inn and have always found it to be an establishment that is very respectful of its environment and neighbors. The Inn offers lifetime memories to its customers and I believe this is reason enough to allow a limited number of outdoor events annually.
• Lisa Douglas
United States, Riverhead
JDI has more than met the ridiculous demands the ZBA has put on them. They should not have to keep doing this every few years!
• Gustavo Perez United States, New York
When I think north fork, I think Jedediah Hawkins. This place Is a LANDMARK! Don’t make them go through this every couple of years!
• Barrett Hiatt United States, Farmingdale
This place has a magic to it that cannot be replaced and would sorely be missed. Anyone that fights against such a place does not understand what makes Long Island great.
• Joe PosnerUnited States, New York
A wonderful place with a rich history. A great attraction for the North Fork and well off the beaten path, significantly tucked away from the road and neighbors. Would be a shame to lose!!
• Susan DolsonUnited States, Holtsville
Leave this Inn alone!
• Robert GrilloUnited States, Bronx
As a Mattituck resident – I am happy to know that we have such high quality – food and wine producers – pls save JH
• Trish Messina United States, Riverhead
Keep our towns historical beauty alive.
• Judith B. McCleery United States, Southold
Jedediah Hawkins Inn is an asset to the community-bringing visitors to the North Fork to support the local economy, faithfully restoring a beautiful old mansion that was in ruins, and carefully following the rules set by the ZBA. I urge the ZBA to allow them to continue to hold events, and run their business in a sustainable manner so they can continue to serve the public and their customers. Do those who object really want to see Jedediah Hawkins Inn close and fall again into disrepair? THAT would be a blight on neighborhood, and none of us want that.
• Janet Luce United States, Calverton
A wonderful North Fork addition that I have only heard praise about. I know many people in the area and only have had positive things to say.
• Dolores Peterson United States, Riverhead
I remember many years ago when the Jedediah Hawkins was an eyesore to the community, it was known as the ghost house and it was in ruins. Now it is a landmark and a tourist attraction to the community, the Town and the community should be happy that is so well maintained.
• ann weiser United States, Riverhead
We love the Jedediah Hawkins Inn. It is a lovely and peaceful place, a prefect emblem of the North Fork.
• Kristine droskoski United States, Brooklyn
I guess they would rather have a big vacant building to promote vandalism. …whats wrong with proud..its a high class..beautiful place…
• MICHAEL MANNING United States
LET THEM HAVE THE PERMIT!!! THEY ARE GREAT NEIGHBORS!!!
Thank you friends
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