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Local Development Corporation of Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens

About Us

The LDC of Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens is a legally incorporated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves and to advocate for revitalization efforts to benefit the residents and commercial businesses in those areas.


We have already begun to bring improvements to the area. Through the offices of Assemblyman William Scarborough, the LDC is having Merrick Blvd. from Baisley Blvd. to the Cross Island Parkway resurfaced. That work in underway right now.

Starting in April 2002, or shortly thereafter, the street lights along Merrick Blvd. from Springfield Blvd. to the county line will all be replaced with new, brighter lights. This will make the commercial strip brighter and enhance security at night, and hopefully encourage residents to patronize the businesses there. This project was funded by Assemblyman William Scarborough at the request of the LDC. Similar lighting and street resurfacing will begin soon afterwards on the 243rd street commercial strip in Rosedale.

Additionally, the LDC and the Assemblyman met with the Sanitation Dept. and got them to agree to pick up and empty the litter baskets along 243rd street. They have also agreed to increase litter pickups along Merrick Blvd. from three to five times per week. The LDC will meet monthly with police, sanitation, and other service projects.

Monthly Meetings

The LDC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please call Bess DeBetham 917-969-6215 for more information.


Chairperson Bess DeBetham of Laurelton
Vice Chairperson
Treasurer Gerald Karikari
Advisor Michael I. Williams
Communications Director
Board Member Sally Martino Fisher District Manager of CB 13

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