BABYLON, NY-Executives at the Albanese Organization and government officials hoisted shovels to break ground Wednesday on the first construction in Wyandanch Village, a 40-acre redevelopment project here. In the works for nearly a decade, the project began with a visioning process in 2004 under the leadership of Steve Bellone, then Babylon Town Supervisor and now Suffolk County Executive. Bellone was among the officials on hand for Wednesday’s groundbreaking.

“As I reflect back on the past 13 years since the inception of Wyandanch Rising, many said it could not be done,” Bellone said Wednesday. “Well, we stand here today as we take a significant step forward and break ground on the first phase of mixed-use development in Wyandanch.”

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