The beaches of Long Island are great for relaxing, soaking up the sun and having some peace and quiet to yourself. It is the perfect getaway… if you’re not surrounded by these types of beach goers.
This charming, traditional home built more than a century ago with the sophisticated custom millwork to prove it is listed for sale at 142 Brixton Road in the Village of Garden City.
The welcoming shingle-style home built in 1911 sits on a 12,000-square-foot double lot, twice as big as a basketball court, offering plenty of space for both a front with a swing and back deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard. It’s located in the heart of the coveted estates section of the community.
The five-bedroom home has two and a half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a spacious formal dining room, basement, wine cellar and three fireplaces. Adding to its allure is the hardwood floors and coffered ceilings.
This property is a four-minute drive to the Garden City Long Island Rail Road station, 10 minutes from the Southern State Parkway and near downtown Garden City, which has a healthy selection of shops and restaurants. It is zoned for Garden City School District, which had its high school ranked No. 20 in New York State, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The asking price is $1,449,000, not including the annual property taxes of $24,976. An open house will be held 12-2 p.m. Sunday, July 16.
The broker for this property is Christine Cudahy of Daniel Gale Associates. She can be reached at 516-248-6655.
Overindulgent milkshakes are all the rage across Long Island, and here to serve up one of these cool treats to satisfy your sweet tooth are these eight spots we found. Check them out!
Burgerology is known mostly for their, well, burgers. But this location also offers a whole menu just dedicated to milkshakes. Some of their more extravagant menu items include “The Campfire,” which includes vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, a toasted marshmallow, and graham crackers lined up around the glass, and “The Rainbow Cookie,” with vanilla ice cream, rainbow cookie pieces, and rainbow sprinkles decked on the glass. 226 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre. burgerologyrvc.com
Diner By The Sea
This spot is perfect for a treat after a long day by the beach. They have unique milkshake flavors such as “Cinnabon,” “Can-N-Crunch” and “Twinkie.” All these milkshakes are tie-dyed. They are served in rainbow colors and topped with whipped cream and plastic charms to keep, such as rings, sunglass, and figurines. 260 East Park Avenue, Long Beach. facebook.com/Dinerbythesea
Spoons Ice Cream & Cereal Bar
The staff at Spoons use a special blender to swirl cereal into your ice cream. They offer a vanilla or chocolate ice cream base with whole milk and your choice of two kinds of cereal mixed in, plus whipped cream on top. They also make any of their specialty ice cream sundaes in a milkshake form for you. Mmmm, good. 3935 Merrick Road, Seaford. spoonsli.com
This eatery offers classic food that you’ll find at a Long Island diner, but with a twist of specialty milkshakes. The Fireman’s Park Shake has a vanilla ice cream base, and includes cookie dough, Oreos, and caramel sauce. 195 Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst. facebook.com
Manny’s Sweet Treats
Inspired by a range of European desserts, Manny’s Sweet Treats offers gelatos, waffles, crepes, and milkshakes. One of their most popular milkshakes is “The Guilty Pleasure,” which is a chocolate based shake topped with whipped cream, Oreos, a Poptart, marshmallows, and more. Manny’s Sweet Treats also has a cotton candy milkshake, topped with whipped cream, rock candy, an ice cream cone, and of course, cotton candy. 156 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. mannyst.com
Nana’s Cafe and Desserts
Nana’s Westbury offers bubble tea, waffles, sandwiches, and coffee. But what really stands out is their extravagant milkshakes. “Nana’s Banana Sundae” has banana pudding ice cream layered with Nutella and vanilla wafers, and it topped with banana slices, whipped cream, and crushed peanuts. The “Cookies and Cream Sundae” has cookies and cream ice cream in between oreos and freshly baked chocolate chunk cookies. 225 Post Avenue, Westbury. facebook.com/nanaswestbury
New York Burger Bar
This burger joint offers a range of milkshakes. Alongside the classic shakes, spiked shakes and “Super Duper Milkshakes” are offered. The “Super Duper Chipwich Milkshake” includes vanilla ice cream, vanilla frosting and chocolate chip cookies, topped with a Chipwich Ice Cream Sandwich, whipped cream, and chocolate chips. 4225 Merrick Road, Massapequa. nyburgerbar.com
This eatery offers hot and cold bubble tea, waffles, and fancy milkshakes. Some of their popular shakes include a “Fruity Pebbles” flavor, with a rainbow swirl in the glass, and topped with whipped cream and the Fruity Pebbles cereal, and a “Salted Caramel Pretzel” shake, with a caramel swirl in the shake and pretzels on top. 80 Route 109, West Babylon. facebook.com/mywafflemagic
Surrounded by a broad swatch of untouched nature, seclusion aplenty is found on the grounds of Owl Hill, a historic estate listed for sale at 99 Sunken Meadow Road in Fort Salonga.
Built in 1903 with luxurious Old-World grandeur and extraordinary craftsmanship, the house is impressive inside and out. What makes this property unique is that is sits on a 27.6-acre lot—that’s more than a million square feet, meaning it has more area than Ellis Island.
The eight-bedroom home has five bathrooms, eight wood-burning fireplaces, a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, music room, library, formal dining room, living room and a three-bedroom staff wing. It also has an expansive attic for storage. Outside it has a porch, in-ground pool and two-car garage.
This estate is located near Sunken Meadow State Park, the Alfred E. Smith Golf Course and Smithtown Bay, which flows into the Long Island Sound. It is a 14-minute drive to the Northern State Parkway and 10 minutes from the Northport Long Island Rail Road station. The house is zoned for Kings Park School district, which includes William T. Rogers Middle School and King Park High School.
The asking price is $6,450,000 with an annual property tax bill of $61,319.
The broker for this property is Kelley Taylor of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 631-549-4400.
This elegant 60-year-old waterfront post-modern home that delicately balances a stylish feel while maintaining its vintage architecture is listed for sale at 1133 Harbor Rd. in Hewlett Harbor.
Built in 1957, this home has a three-story entryway that provides a bright and open space, which sets up the aesthetic for the entire house. Natural light from high windows fill almost every room, giving the interior an airy feel. Located right along the bay with 125 feet of water frontage, gorgeous views are among this home’s main selling points.
The five-bedroom home has a rear balcony overlooking the yard from the master suite, five and a half bathrooms, a powder room, two-story living room, three fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen, butler’s pantry, a gym in the fully finished basement and a library on the third floor.
This home is located right near the Seawane Golf & Country Club, Hewlett Point Park, and the Bay Park Golf Course. It is a nine minute drive to the Hewlett Long Island Rail Road train station. It is zoned for Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which includes George W. Hewlett High School, which was ranked No. 134 in the country’s best high schools in 2016, according to Newsweek.
The house is listed for sale for $2,750,000. Property taxes total up to $48,494.
The broker for this property is Lisa Lauricella of Signature Premier Properties. She can be reached at 516-921-1400.
Joan Osborne, best known for her 1995 hit single “One of Us,” will be performing at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett while touring to promote her new album coming out this summer.
Songs of Bob Dylan, which will be released Sept. 1, offers just what it states: covers of songs by the legendary folk singer. This new album was inspired by two performances she gave last year, when she tried out some Dylan songs.
“I was asked to play at Cafe Carlyle which is a cabaret.” Joan told the Press. “I’m not really used to playing at cabarets, so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out some covers.”
Her experimentation was such a success it led to the album, which was created in collaboration with Jack Petruzzelli and Keith Cotton, both who performed with her at Cafe Carlyle.
Songs of Bob Dylan revives the soul and blues in Osborne, who has dabbled in many genres of music. The album will include hits such as “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Dark Eyes” and “High Water.” Osborne delivers her own take on the Nobel Prize winner’s songs, with her keyboardist and guitar helping her songs fully encompass the blues feel.
Osborne, who lives in New York, said she is excited to return to the Hamptons, both for the beaches and the venue.
“There was this one time at the Stephen Talkhouse where I had everyone stand in their chairs and dance.” Osborne said while reflecting upon her favorite Long Island memories. “Let’s just say The Stephen Talkhouse can get pretty crazy.”
Fans can expect a range of songs at Osborne’s shows this summer.
“It will mostly be Dylan songs, but I will also have Joan Osborne songs,” she said. “There are always people who come and would love to hear an old song. I also prepared Dylan songs that are not on the album, so that people who come to the live shows get something more from it.”
Joan Osborne will be playing The Stephen Talkhouse at 8 p.m. July 13. The Stephen Talkhouse is located at 161 Main St. in Amagansett. Tickets cost $75 and can be found here.
This beautiful, spacious brick Colonial with a warm, comforting feel offers plenty of amenities and is listed for sale at 258 Dogwood Lane in the Village of Flower Hill.
Built in 2008 on a 12,500-square-foot lot, this five-bedroom home has five and a half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and fireplace in the living room. Top that with a beautiful in-ground pool in the fenced-in backyard, ample yard space and rear deck, you’ll never want to leave home.
The dining room is decked with elegant wallpaper and a beautiful light fixture, perfect for entertaining. The house also has a maid’s room with a full bathroom, a gym and a fully finished basement with an office and bathroom. On the third floor is an attic with plenty of space for storage. It also has an attached two-car garage.
The house is just 14 minutes from the Northern State Parkway, 12 minutes from the Long Island Expressway and five minutes from the Manhasset Long Island Rail Road station. It is also surrounded by the Fresh Meadow Country Club, North Hills Country Club, Deepdale Golf Club, and sits right by the Manhasset Bay, which provides perfect activities for the weekends and holidays.
The house is zoned for Manhasset Secondary School, which had its high school ranked No. 25 in New York State by U.S. News & World Report.
The house is listed for sale for $3,299,000. Taxes total up to $32,687.
The broker for this house is Donna Rubertone of Daniel Gale Associates. She can be reached at 718-762-2268.
This Old World Colonial has a history as long as the massive piece of property on which it sits that is for sale at 300 Lawrence Hill Road in Cold Spring Harbor.
Built in 1910 on 5.44 acres of land—the size of two city blocks—this property was purchased in 1933 by JP Morgan as a wedding gift to his daughter, and there’s no surprise why. With iron gates opening up to a long driveway through the lush grounds that lead up to the four-story, brick-faced Georgian mansion, this beautiful home is the epitome of elegant inside and out.
Although it was restored to keep the eight-bedroom home up to date, the house stays true to its historic feel. It comes equipped with 10 bathrooms, 10 half bathrooms, two eat-in kitchens, a formal dining room, theater, full bar, gym, sauna and tanning booth.
The backyard has an in-ground saltwater pool, a pool house with a kitchen, a full playground, basketball court and guest house.
This colonial is a five minute drive from the Cold Spring Harbor Long Island Rail Road station, 11 minutes from the Long Island Expressway and a short drive from downtown Huntington. It is zoned for the Cold Spring Harbor school district, which had its high school ranked No. 31 in New York State by US News & World Report.
This elegant and historic home is listed for $13,800,000. The annual property taxes bill is $123,000.
The broker for this property is Marilyn Szczerbiak of Daniel Gale Agency. She can be reached at 631-427-6600.
On a blazing hot day, what could be better than kicking back and enjoying a great flick in the cool air conditioning? To help you decide which to pop in, here are 13 summer movies filmed on Long Island.
13. Married to The Mob Released: Aug. 19, 1988. Earned: $21,486,757
Long Island native Alec Baldwin plays a mafia up-and-comer and leaves his wife, played by Michelle Pfieffer, chained to the mob scene, no matter how hard she tries to escape it. Bay Shore, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, Massapequa, and Valley Stream were all locations for filming. Totally fictional, of course, because there’s no mafia presence in those towns, right?
12. Blue Jasmine Released: July 26, 2013. EarnedL $33,404,871
Suffolk County residents may see a glimmer of happiness in this dark comedy starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. This quirky Woody Allen movie has scenes that were filmed in Quogue.
11. A Perfect Murder Released: June 5, 1998. Earned: $67,629,105
This modern remake of Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder stars Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. A husband attempts to plan the perfect murder of his wife, and it ends up as anything less than perfect. Don’t be fooled by the oxymoron of the title and plot, this movie is sure to entertain. And the Long Island location gives even more of a reason to watch this film. The Bradford mansion scenes were filmed at the Salutation House in Glen Cove.
10. Trading Places Released: June 8, 1983. Earned: $90,400,000
A modern day Prince and the Pauper, Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd don’t fail to make the audience laugh as they are unknowingly part of a bet in which their lives cross paths with one another. Mill Neck Manor was a location for this film.
9. Sex and the City 2 Released: May 27, 2010. Earned: $95,328,937
The Fab Four from the HBO series headed to Long Island to film parts of their film sequel. The Salutation House in Glen Cove was used as a location. Because where better than Long Island to depict an adventurous life of glamour, fashion, and love?
8. Arthur Released: July 17, 1981. Earned: $95,461,682
This Oscar-winning comedy was the first and only film directed by Steven Gordon. It follows the story of Arthur Bach, a drunken millionaire who falls for a working class girl. Caumsett, Old Westbury, Manhasset and Glen Cove make appearances in this film.
7. The Others Released: Aug. 10, 2001. Earned: $96,471,845
Long Island gets involved in the darker side of film. This horror movie starring Nicole Kidman is mostly filmed outside of the United States. One of the only US locations used is Oheka Castle in Huntington. Not that anything spooky ever happens there in real life.
6. Crocodile Dundee 2 Released: May 25, 1988. Earned: $109,306,210
Long Island meets the Outback (and not the chain restaurant) in this sequel where Mick Dundee is pitted against a Colombian drug cartel. Centerport makes an appearance in this comedy.
5. Salt Released: July 23, 2010. Earned: $118,311,368
Long Island might as well have been listed as a lead role, right after Angelina Jolie’s name. This action thriller about a woman who was accused of being a Russian sleeper agent was filmed in Oyster Bay, Caumsett State Park, Bethpage, Hicksville, Merrick and East Farmingdale.
4. Men In Black 3 Released: May 25, 2012. Earned: $179,020,854
The third installment of this Marvel comic adaptation stars Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. Sonnenfeld and Spielberg direct this film, which involves time travel, prison escapes, an attempt to take over the world, and aliens. Robert Moses State Park was used as a location for this film. Unfortunately, no real aliens were found or used in the making of this film.
3. Batman Forever Released: June 16, 1995. Earned: $184,031,112
The third installment of the Batman film series, produced by Tim Burton, was shot at the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture for Bruce Wayne’s home. Students there must have gone crazy each time the Wayne Manor was shown on screen.
2. Men in Black 2 Released: July 3, 2002. Earned: $190,418,803
Looks like the men in black are fans of the island. This sequel was filmed at the Fire Island Lighthouse, an iconic location for beach lovers on the South Shore.
1. The Avengers Released: May 4, 2012. Earned: $623,279,547
This movie based on the Marvel comics stars superheros such as Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk, had scenes filmed at Grumman Studios in Bethpage. Can you imagine eating at the Applebee’s across the street and seeing Iron Man walk in to get some lunch in between shoots?
A vintage brick-faced Georgian Colonial masterpiece restored in 2007, this classic Gold Coast home listed for sale at 53 Bacon Road in Old Westbury is an oasis of elegance, privacy and comfort.
The house was originally built in 1927 by Delano & Aldrich, who designed Oheka Castle and worked on projects for big names such as the Vanderbilts and the Whitneys. Amenities include formal gardens, walled terraces and tennis courts on the 416,434-square-foot lot that has about the same square footage as Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The eight-bedroom home has seven full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room and 11 fireplaces. It also has a gym, theater, recreation room and a library. With its high ceilings, arched entrance ways, traditional word work and classic fixtures, the house is the epitome of stylishly ornate.
That doesn’t include the four-bedroom guest cottage with three and a half bathrooms. Outside, the gated property it has a three-car garage, barn, porch and a patio.
Although quite and private, this house is only a nine-minute drive to the Northern State Parkway, 13 minutes from the Long Island Expressway and nine minutes from the Mineola Long Island Rail Road station.
It’s also a short drive from parks, country clubs and downtown shopping destinations. This house is in the East Williston School District.
The price for the house is listed for $9,799,999. Taxes total up to $157, 638.
The brokers are Eloise Halpern and Patricia Bischoff of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-759-0400.