The most desirable over-55 community on Long Island is “The Greens” – located in Melville near LIE, exit 50 or NSP, exit 41. Residents of The Greens probably are unaware of its tumultuous history and how hard their nearby neighbors fought to see this development come to pass. (I flew back from Colorado during my summer vacation one year to speak at the Huntington Town Board Hearing before the vote to approve or disapprove the plans took place. After spending years with the local civic association fighting for this development, I wasn’t about to sit on the sidelines and not see the end result!) The success of The Greens is a tribute to all who believed that this was the right plan, at the right time, for our community.