The Best of Brooklyn Festival is taking place Saturday, January 28 indoors at Industry City from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with tickets starting at just $29. Plus Long Island Press readers are being offered a 15% discount on tickets by using the code LIPRESS at checkout. But act now—offer expires January 15 at 11:59 p.m.
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A Garden City attorney was arrested last week for allegedly running a kickback scheme that garnered $1.7 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims to drug-treatment companies he ran, authorities said.
Ever since he could remember having Sunday dinners at his grandmother’s apartment on Ocean Parkway, Matt Schwartzberg has carried a lasting impression of the sights and smells of Brooklyn life. As president of A-1 First Class Moving & Storage, he’s been literally on the move since he started there when he was 22. He’s gone from making the sales to driving the vans, to relocating 500-person offices and taking the New York Mets’ sports equipment to and from spring training.
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and Carle Place native Steve Vai is one of 10 recording artists that will be inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) next month. Also being honored are Amagansett-based film score composer Carter Burwell, the late Queens-born producer Sandy Pearlman and five Brooklynites, including rapper Big Daddy Kane, producer Charles Koppleman, singer Garland Jeffreys, surf rockers Santo & Johnny, saxophonist Vince Giordano and composer Jim Steinman. Westbury Music Fair will be the second local music venue to be inducted. And accepting the Harry Chapin Music Award is rocker, producer and actor Steven Van Zandt—a New Jersey resident who’s the lone non-Long Islander being inducted.
A “weak, short-lived” tornado touched down in Mattituck without causing injuries on Wednesday—four years to the day since the last twister hit Long Island, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Set in 1973, when the mean streets were ruled by the local mob, when computers didn’t make money laundering so difficult, and the landscape on 8th Street in Brooklyn wasn’t polluted with high-rise buildings with million-dollar apartments, 'The Brooklyn Banker' is a gritty, powerful, evocative feature film with standout performances, masterful direction, and a twist audiences won't soon forget.
French playwright Yasmina Reza hones in on one of the universal fears of parenthood—that your child will be hurt by or might hurt another child. The play, originally written in Reza’s native tongue and translated into English by Christopher Hampton, has captured the imagination of theatergoers around the world.