Institutions in our villages

Our villages contain a substantial number of large institutions. They include:

  • C. W. Post College of Long Island University
    • Tilles Center
    • Hillwood Commons
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)

 

Why does the VRP only concern itself with certain institutions?

The area also includes numerous county clubs, stables, parks, arboretums, greenhouses / nurseries, elementary and secondary schools, “country day schools” or camps and so on. We don’t normally address these, since

  • they are generally considered to be entirely positive assets to the community, as opposed to the “mixed blessings” that the major institutions represent
  • any detrimental externalities that they do produce don’t impact the community’s quality of life to the same degree as the detrimental externalities produced by the major institutions
  • they are actually used by the residents
  • they are generally considered to be a fundamental component of life in Brookville