Monday, May 14, 2012
ECC FACEBOOK PAGE SHOULD POST SOME POSITiVES ABOUT EDGEMONT ON THEIR PAGE
Robert Bernstein, former President of the Edgemont Community Council, likes to write negative articles about the town of Greenburgh on the Edgemont Community Council facebook page. Does he think that all his negativity helps property values in Edgemont? Does he believe that ALWAYS being negative will motivate people to purchase homes in Edgemont? People who are looking to buy homes in a community do research. If they read a neighborhood facebook page and only see negative comments about the neighborhood - they will buy their homes elsewhere. The time has come for either the ECC or other residents of Edgemont to highlight the many positive things that happen in Edgemont and Greenburgh. The ECC facebook page never mentioned the fact that Greenburgh is one of 15 localities out of more than 1,000 that have received the highest bond ratings possible (AAA). Today's Journal News ran a front page story indicating that a number of local governments have seen their bond rating decline--not Greenburgh. Ours is still the highest. There are wonderful services offered to residents of Edgemont -- a terrific nature center --excellent schools --terrific restaurants, supermarkets and local businesses. And, the town pool, with its interactive kiddy pool, is enjoyed by many Edgemont neighbors. When residents have problems or concerns the town government makes housecalls-we try hard to be responsive to residents concerns. Most residents appreciate that our services are fantastic. Robert Bernstein's constant negativity is probably helping the real estate market in Scarsdale. People who were thinking about Edgemont and read the ECC facebook page have second thoughts. Realtors have mentioned this to me over time. I encourage Bob and the ECC to have a more balanced page --report the good and the bad. You are hurting the community you claim you want to help.