Huntington Restaurants Can Expand Dining Into Parking Spaces

Huntington restaurants will soon be able to expand outdoor dining services into parking spaces in front of their businesses.

The Town Board voted last week to approve the temporary option, proposed by Town Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.

“As outdoor gathering limits expand more rapidly than indoor limits, we are providing flexibility for food establishments that are eligible to safely expand their outdoor dining footprint past the sidewalk into the street with our new parklet program,” Lupinacci said.

Restaurants would have to ensure that their expansion doesn’t prevent pedestrians walking two abreast from navigating the sidewalks.

The town application is free; restaurants that use metered parking spaces would have to pay $100 per month per space.

Applications may also be submitted to: Huntington Town Hall, Traffic Safety Division (Room 109), 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, phone (631) 351-3053, fax (631) 351-3066.

Forms required:

Restaurants located on state roads, such as Main Street or New York Avenue, would have to apply to the state for a permit.

State application requirements

For the use of Suffolk County road sidewalks, contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works: (631) 852-4010.

In other votes, the Town Board:

  • Renamed Rofay Drive as William Naughton Way/Rofay Drive, after the former superintendent of Highways who served the town for 26 years.
  • Appointed Lupinacci as a Marriage Officer for the Town of Huntington for the purpose of solemnizing marriages through Dec. 31. 
  • Appointed Brooke Lupinacci, assistant town attorney (no relation to the supervisor), as a Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise Officer for the Town of Huntington as a requirement in order to receive grant funds and financing from NYS Clean Water Revolving Fund Program. 
  • Reappointed Pearl Levy as a member of the Town of Huntington Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities (term expires March 5, 2025) 
  • Expanded the Senior Program for the storage of kayaks at Centerport Beach and Fleet’s Cove Beach. 
  • Accepted an anonymous donation of 20,000 3-ply face masks and 2,592 KN95 face masks to be distributed to senior citizens by the Senior Center. 
  • Accepted a donation of cookies from King Kullen to the Town of Huntington Senior Center for their St. Patrick’s Celebration for seniors. 
  • Accepted a donation of sports equipment, two hockey goals, from Paul Tedeschi to the Town of Huntington. 



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