Today, Mayor Scordino announced on the Babylon Village Facebook page that the empty and overgrown lot behind Bunger Surf Shop has been purchased by Suffolk County and will be turned into a metered, municipal parking lot. The lot has been cleared and work will soon begin to create between 60 and 70 metered spots.

The lot was formerly the Babylon Banana Corp. and has been the subject of plans and speculation for many years.

Kudos to the Mayor and everyone else who worked on cleaning up this eyesore and turning it into something useful.