The Last Piece of The Puzzle

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Castle Oil’s deep water pier and storage tanks. The site will provide a link between the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow waterfront.

A little over seventy-five years ago Mauro Romita, Sr. founded Castle Oil Corporation and four generations later it is still guided by the Romita family.

The deep water terminal located on Sleepy Hollow’s waterfront has storage facilities capable of holding one million gallons of heating oil.

Sandwiched between a small Village park and townhouses to the north and the proposed “Ferry Landings” development to the south, Castle Oil has entered into a development agreement with National RE/Sources — the developers of “Ferry Landings.”

A meeting has been schedule for mid-March with the Village of Sleepy Hollow to discuss potential redevelopment plans and the removal of Castle Oil from the waterfront.

With this new possibility Sleepy Hollow’s Mayor Philip Zegarelli sees the potential for providing a waterfront link between his Village and Tarrytown and for a continuation of the proposed river walk. In addition Castle Oil’s deep water terminal and pier would be able to accommodate ferries and other ships so necessary for traffic considerations and tourism.

Should an arrangement be reached by the three parties, it will signal the end of industrialization on the Hudson River waterfront for both Villages.

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