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Monthly Updates

Posted on: June 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] June Monthly Update

July 3rd Event! 

On Sunday, July 3rd Central Presbyterian Church is hosting a free 4th of July Celebration from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The celebration will feature carnival games, food and Pop’s Concert beginning at 8:00 PM!

Touch-A-Truck Event 

On Wednesday June 8, 2022 the Village of Old Westbury Police Department, along with our partners at the Village of Old Westbury Department of Public Works (Danny Alves and his crew) and members of the Westbury Fire Department, took part in “Touch a Truck” day at the Shorashim Preschool Academy in Old Westbury. 

The students got the opportunity to get hands on with a number of vehicles used by their local municipal workers, police officers and firefighters. They also got to spend time with our Old Westbury Police Detective Brown and Sergeant Muscatello, who are our assigned school resource officers. During their time with Detective Brown and Sergeant Muscatello, the students were able to learn some valuable safety tips, ahead of their summer break! Of course we can’t forget the Ice Cream Truck at the end to top it all off!

Theft Info

As residents have been made aware, since the beginning of the year there has been an increase of stolen vehicles across the tri-state area, with North Shore communities of Nassau County seeing a significant increase in these types of thefts. The Old Westbury Police Department continues to closely monitor any activity throughout the Village and the surrounding areas. 

In addition, the Old Westbury Police Department continues to gather and analyze intelligence from various sources. This information is used to see if there are any developing trends or patterns in these cases. Recently, there has been a shift over the last several weeks to more daytime vehicle thefts and vehicle thefts at commercial or retail establishments. 

Another trend we have been seeing in other tri-state areas, and recently in a North Shore Village, is subjects entering a home through a garage in search of keys to vehicles. In each case, the garage or side door was left open or there was an unlocked car in the driveway with the garage door opener inside. 

Crime Prevention Tips: 

  1. Never leave a car unlocked or the key fob inside.
  2. Do not leave valuables in the car. If you must, make sure they are hidden out of sight. 
  3. Always lock all exterior doors on your homes. 
  4. Be sure to keep the garage door or any other entrances to your home locked.
  5. If you have an alarm system, set it on even when home. This will add an extra layer of security. 
  6. When you are out be sure to lock your car and take your key fob with you each time. This includes gas stations or any other quick stops away from your car. 
  7. Stay aware of your surroundings!
  8. Promptly notify the Old Westbury Police at 516-626-0200 or the local police (if you are outside the village) of any suspicious activity. 

We ask that our residents continue to monitor and take preventative measures to ensure the prevention of future thefts in the Village. Together, we can help prevent and fight against these types of thefts from occurring within our communities. 

Recent Conviction

Recently, Brayan Castano of Queens was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a 2018 crime spree across the North Shore of Nassau County. Castano took part in a trail of residential burglaries in neighboring towns around Old Westbury. 

During this time, the Old Westbury Police Department worked diligently alongside neighboring law enforcement to arrest the culprit and prevent any future criminal activity. We applaud and thank the hard-working detectives and officers of the Old Westbury Police Department for their continuous protection of our beloved village. 

Tax Reminders

On May 27th 2022, the Village mailed out the Annual Village Tax Bills to each resident. As a reminder, the Annual Village Tax Bills are due by Friday, July 1st. 

Any payments received after July 1st and through July 31st will have a late penalty of 5%. Each month of delinquency following July 31st will result in an additional 1% penalty. 

For any questions regarding your Village Taxes, please call Village Hall at 516-626-0800.

Old Westbury Gardens

Open now through September 5th, Old Westbury Gardens is hosting a new art exhibition          Re-visiting the Familiar: Seward Johnson at the Gardens. The 3-month exhibit will feature the works of internationally renowned sculptor Seward Johnson including three of his most popular works; Celebrating the Familiar, Beyond the Frame, and Icons. 

The works will be on display throughout the Westbury House and the magnificent Gardens, and will feature over 30 individual pieces focusing on the sculptural commentary of day-to-day life and Johnson’s love of nature and French impressionism. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:





To track your household’s water usage through your Badger Smart Meter, residents may visit the Eye on Water application or website to keep track of every gallon used. Visit the EPA website(link) to learn more about how you can conserve water and keep costs down.

Eye on Water Instructions:



To easily track this data, users can access the Eye on Water app by downloading it from the Apple or Google Play Stores or visiting on a computer. Smartphone App Instructions:

1. Go to the App Store on your smartphone and search for “Eye On Water” application.

2. Download the free application to your smartphone and open the application.

3. Tap on the Register button

4. Tap on Enter Your Account Information Manually

Website Instructions:

1. Visit on a computer using a supported web browser.

2. Click on the Create Account link.

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