Joel Berse, president of the Hicksville Community Council and of the Northwest Civic Association of Hicksville, welcomed the improvements.
"The thing is old.
The thing is dingy.
It's not friendly for somebody to have as a destination. . . . It doesn't look clean even when it is clean," said Berse
, who was given a presentation of the project by LIRR officials last week.
The renovation, he
said, is "a really great idea."