Welcome to the 5 Towns Civic Association! Updates and calls to action will appear in RED on this site. Please check in regularly.

Wikipedia defines the Five Towns as “the villages of Lawrence and Cedarhurst, the hamlets of Woodmere and Inwood, and The Hewletts” (villages of Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, and Hewlett Neck, and the hamlet of Hewlett, along with Woodsburgh). An easier way to say it? We are the Five Towns; you and us.

5TCA was born out of necessity, because the quality of life in our neighborhood is about to change for the worse through overdevelopment; loss of our defining green spaces and property values, while unquestionably increasing traffic, flooding and probably taxes. The addition of ‘Town 6’ on the 100+ acres bought from the Woodmere Club will be an unmitigated disaster for the Five Towns. United as a community, we can stop the present threat of overdevelopment. Information will continue to be provided through various channels, ranging from electronic messages and social media, to newspapers and television interviews.

We will not focus only on problems, but also on the incredible achievements that define our amazing neighborhood. Going forward, we hope to give public recognition to members of our community who define us, extend merit based scholarships for school or camp to our young leaders, and to provide feedback to our elected representatives in our Village(s), Town(s) and Capitol Hill.

Thank you for showing interest and support.

Sign Our Petition!

Current Status of Moratorium on Golf Course Development

There is no longer a moratorium. The court decision ending it is Moratorium (Annotated) Decision of December 2018. We encourage everyone to read it. You do not need to be a lawyer to understand it. Every resident of the community has the right to ask tough questions that arise from that court decision. Plans for subdivision have since been submitted for the proposed “Willow View Estates” (i.e. Town 6) with the Nassau County Planning Commission:

Coastal Conservation District. APPROVED!

The Town of Hempstead held a public hearing on June 23, 2020 on much needed zoning amendments. The TOH website is an excellent resource for information.  Below is a partial list of the documents presented, and a picture of the proposed subdivision plan. We are also sharing the TOH archived video recording of the hearing. 

Join 2,400+ of Your Neighbors. Take a Stand!

The developer continues to threaten our community with lawsuits and overdevelopment, but our community remains strong. We are all pulling in the same direction. Sign our online petition opposing the overdevelopment of our Five Towns!

More Online Opportunities For Activism Against ‘Town 6

News Outlets and Articles

Memos and Emails to Community

We understand that our emails to you may be overlooked or lost, so we will also post those resources here for your easy reference.


The 5 Towns Civic Association retained Howard Avrutine, Esq. to prevent the loss and overdevelopment of the 100+ acres in the middle of our community. We share your concerns, and were proactive on your behalf. The developers have an excellent attorney working for them and so do we. Our attorney is extremely well respected, was recommended to us by multiple well-connected sources, and we are thrilled to have him on our team to give direction to our ‘troops’.

Please make a donation. Large or small, what you donate will help. It is true that several members of our community have been extremely generous, but each of us has a responsibility to protect our neighborhood, property value and quality of life. The suggested donation per family is $500. Lawyers are expensive, but inaction will cost you far more in the end. Of course, we will provide updates as we go forward, and welcome your feedback. We made it easy with the link above, but you can also mail a check made payable to 5 Towns Civic Association at the address listed below.

The 5 Towns Civic Association is a nonprofit organization.


Speak With Your Elected Officials

Special Announcements

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers is currently conducting a study and preparing a report with recommendations, that will ultimately be submitted to Congress. Read more about the NY Coasting Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study by clicking on the image below:

Public Notice, May 29, 2019 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County, are hosting public meetings regarding the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management study on June 12, 2019 in the Village of Freeport, NY and on June 27, 2019 in the City of Long Beach, NY. Click here to read the Public Notice.


Identify Your Elected Officials and Ability to Vote

  • Click here for an easy utility to help you anonymously identify your federal, state and local elected officials.
  • For more information about voting and elections, visit the Nassau County Board of Elections website.