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As many of you know, NANCE'S COFFEE/THE COHENS closed in September of 2017 when the MTA gave the contract for the space to another bidder. This, despite well over thirteen hundred petition signatures--and the intercession of many local political figures--among them, then Mayor Dr. Greg Schmidt, candidate for county legislator Bob Outhouse, Senator Terrence Murphy, etal.
By way of a quick history, the New York Central Railroad leased the coffee stand to the Marafito family in 1966. The family had been diligently serving the riding public from then until last year. When Theresa Fiorentino perished on the railroad tracks in 2008, the community of Croton grieved as we had lost one of our own.
Sean Cohen has placed an update on the petition site:
Mar 24, 2018 — We
want to thank each and every one of our supporters in this battle we
fought. It is more important for us to move forward and keep other
legacies and dreams alive for Terry. Unfortunately the Marafito Family
lost their bid and had to leave the beloved train station after 51
years. But Linda (Marafito) Odubayo Thompson has rewritten Terry's
memoir. READ MORE HERE