Breanne Casucci


Sunny Tudor-style Manhasset Home Listed for $2.8M

A rustic façade complements an up-to-date interior, combining forces for medieval-meets-modern feel at 267 Circle Drive in Manhasset, which was recently listed for sale.

This sun-filled six-bedroom Tudor-style home built in 1933 sits on .62 acres, offering a spacious backyard full of greenery and two patios. It has a lavish dining room, eat-in kitchen, a guest suite, a gym, finished basement, four and a half bathrooms and a two-car garage.

This property is located just three blocks from the Plandome Long Island Rail Road station. It is also about three miles from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway.

In addition, the property is about a mile from North Hempstead Beach Park. It’s also not far from Sands Point Preserve, Manorhaven Beach Park and several country clubs, which provide great opportunities for weekends and days off.

The home falls within the Port Washington School District, which had its Paul D. Schreiber High School ranked No. 7 on Long Island, No. 20 in New York State and No. 223 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “Best High Schools in America.”

The asking price of this house is $2,800,000. Annual property taxes total up to $39,264.

The brokers are Alexis Siegel and Amy Rosenberg of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-883-5200.

Historic Georgian Manor Estate in Brookville Selling for $3.7M

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

From the koi pond to the lush gardens, it’s not hard to see why this historic Georgian Manor Estate house listed for sale at 6 Dogwood Hill in Brookville is named Serenity.

This gated 5.4-acre property with a white picket fence around the seven-bedroom house features many intriguing selling points, such as a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a separate wing with a guest suite, six fireplaces, a gym, huge deck, several patios, a tennis court and an in-ground pool with a cabana. Built in 1925, the home has been renovated to perfection.

Gorgeous wood walls and high ceilings help to give a comforting feel to the living room, and the formal dining room has an elegant look to it, decked out in floral wall paper and large windows. The kitchen is spacious and state of the art, giving the house a modern feel. The two looks balance each other out, giving the best of both worlds.

The house is also equipped with seven and a half bathrooms, four-car garage and full basement. It’s located on a quiet cul de sac near golf courses, country clubs, horse trails and more. It fits the needs for people who want to socialize, and those that want their privacy.

It’s located about three miles from the Greenvale Long Island Rail Road station as well as about a mile from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. It’s also not far from shopping areas in neighboring Syosset and Jericho.

This estate is zoned for the Locust Valley School District, which had its high school ranked by The Washington Post as No. 1 on Long Island and No. 4 in New York State this year in the paper’s annual High School Challenge Index.

The asking price is $3,750,000, with annual property taxes listed as $91,845.

The broker is Andrea Kamhi of Daniel Gale Associates, Inc. She can be reached at 516-626-7600.

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

6 Dogwood Hill, Brookville NY, 11545

KTUphoria Rings in Jones Beach Summer Concert Series

Thousands of fans packed the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday night for KTUphoria, an all-star lineup of pop music acts, which kicked off the venue’s 2017 summer concert series.

First to hit the stage was up-and-coming Australian “Call on Me” singer Starley, who performed her new single that will be released Friday. Starley was followed by Miley Cyrus, who gave an intimate three-song performance before heading to England to perform in the Manchester ‘One Love’ Concert the following day.

“It’s completely serendipitous that we’re all here together today,” Cyrus told the crowd after performing her new single, “Malibu” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” a song that was included in her famous backyard sessions. “I live so far from the beach. It’s nice to be by the water, the beach, with you all.”

Reggaeton artist Nicky Jam was up next, and had the crowd dancing to his performance, including songs “El Perdon” and “Hasta el Amanecer.” Following his dance party of a set was pop singer Daya, who performed her single “Hideaway,” and the Grammy-winning song “Don’t Let Me Down.”

“Music comes first to me, all of this stuff I love, but it’s just all about the music for me and it’s about making great songs that young girls can look up to and relate to,” Daya said. “And to me it’s so special to see a little girl singing back my lyrics to me in concert.”

Jamaican-American artist Shaggy hit the stage next as the sun was setting and got the audience singing and dancing along to his feel-good hit songs from the 2000s including “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me.” He was followed by Jason Derulo. Backed up with a band and dancers, Derulo sang classics such as “Watcha Say” and “Ridin’ Solo.” He also sang his newest single “Swalla,” and brought out rapper Ty Dolla $ign to perform with him before closing with “You’re the One.”

Later, Craig David performed his TS5 set for the first time in North America. His goal for the night was to bring two generations of parents and their kids together.

“Coming here, for people who’ve never heard it before, and I’m probably brand new to most people here, I love it,” David said. “Because it’s like, this is exciting.”

Near the end of the night, Fifth Harmony delivered a killer set of their most popular songs despite some technical difficulties. The all-female pop group opened with “Worth It.” Fifth Harmony also brought out Ty Dolla $ign to sing “Work From Home.” The group performed their new single, “Down,” which was released that same day.

Closing the show were the Backstreet Boys, who were celebrating 24 years of music that night. They opened up with “Larger Than Life,” and sang hit after hit. Fans of all ages were going wild as they sang each nostalgic song. The group closed with “Everybody,” from their debut self-titled album.

Retired Officer Sues Garden City PD for Racial Profiling, Brutality

Civicl rights attorney Fred Brewington holds up a copy of a lawsuit on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

A retired Nassau County corrections officer filed a federal lawsuit this week alleging several Garden City village police officers racially profiled him and used excessive force when they mistook him for a suspect last year.

Ronald Lanier, who is black, was shopping in the Western Beef supermarket in Mineola when two white officers, George Byrd and John Russell, grabbed him from behind, cursed at him and threw him to the ground on Nov. 30, according to the lawsuit. Two officers were looking for a larceny suspect who was a black man.

“My goal is to have those officers be held accountable for their actions,” Lanier told reporters during a news conference at the Hempstead office of his attorney, Frederick Brewington. “That’s my whole goal. That they change their form of policing, because this has been going on since I was a child.”

The lawsuit, filed Thursday at Central Islip federal court, includes allegations of false arrest, excessive use of force, false imprisonment and battery, among others. Officers Byrd and Russell, the Village of Garden City and the Garden City Police Department are all named as defendants in the suit.

Lanier, who got emotional while recalling the incident, said the officers did not listen to his pleas that he was a retired member of law enforcement when the officers handcuffed him, walked him out of the store and held him in the back of a patrol car for 20 minutes. After being notified that the real suspect had been caught, neither Byrd nor Russell asked for his name or if he needed medical attention, he recalled. Lanier drove himself to the hospital, was given pain medication and was told he needed 2-3 weeks to recover from the injuries to his ribs and upper body, he said.

He then drove to the Garden City Police Department and asked to file report regarding the false arrest. The department had his name filed as John Doe, and to this day a report has not been provided to Lanier, Brewington said.

“When we talk about racial profiling, and evaluate what it is, this couldn’t be any more clear than a racial profiling case,” Brewington said, “because the police didn’t even know who they were looking for, except that he was a black man.”

Lanier and Brewington said they contacted the village and the police department in an attempt to discuss the incident, but they were met with no response, no acknowledgement of the incident and no apology. They hope the lawsuit will force changes in the Garden City Police Department.

“The Garden City Police Department has a big responsibility, as does their government, because their government has been responsible for housing discrimination, and other discrimination, including those found by the Justice Department,” Brewington said. “They need to change the culture, so that people of all faiths, all backgrounds, all races can feel free to be in Garden City without being singled out because of the color of their skin.”

The village did not return a request for comment on the lawsuit.

KTUpohoria Kicks Off Jones Beach Summer Concert Series

KTUphoria will kick off the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater summer concert series Saturday with a star-studded cast of performers ranging from ‘90s boy band Backstreet Boys to headliner Miley Cyrus.

Thrown by Top 40 radio station WKTU, the concert will also include performances by Jason Derulo, Starley, Craig David, Daya, Shaggy, Nicky Jam and Fifth Harmony. There will also be special appearances by 103.5 FM on-air personalities Paul “Cubby” Bryant and Carolina Bermudez, of Cubby & Carolina In The Morning.

Performances will bring fans the latest hits as well as giving them a feeling of nostalgia. Some will do both, such as the Backstreet Boys, who became the best-selling boy band in history after their ’97 breakout hit “Quit Playing Games.” They also plan to release a new album this summer and may tease fans with a forthcoming track.

The lineup of “throwback” artists does not stop there. Craig David is a quadruple threat, with
talents as a singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. His rise to fame came in ‘99 when he was featured on “Re-Rewind” by Artful Dodger before he released his debut album, Born To Do It, a year later.

Also bringing some ‘90s hits to the stage is Shaggy, a Jamaican-American reggae fusion
artist. Shaggy’s rise to fame began in ‘93 with his first hit “Oh Carolina.” He continued on to
make 12 albums, and it most known for his hit singles “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel.”

WKTU also packed the show with some rising artists. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia,
Starley Hope is an upcoming singer and songwriter to look out for. She first appeared on Odd
Mob’s single “Into You” last year after signing with Tinted Records. Her latest single “Call on Me” was released in July.

Nicky Jam is also an artist who is up and coming. After moving to Puerto Rico at the age of 10, Nicky Jam recorded his first album, …Distinto A Los Demás, four years later. In
2000, he started an unofficial duo with Daddy Yankee called Los Cangris, and a year later went solo once again with his second album Haciendo Escante. Nicky Jam’s newest album, Fenix, was released in January.

Singer Daya will be performing along with several other female artists and groups. An American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Daya got her claim to fame with
her hit single “Hide Away” off her self-titled debut EP. Her debut album, Sit Still, Look Pretty, dropped last year.

Joining the list of powerful women hitting the stage is Fifth Harmony, an all-female pop group
formed in 2012 through The X Factor. Fifth Harmony, whose album, Reflection, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard Top 200, released their latest single, “Down,” featuring rapper Gucci Mane, the day before the concert.

KTUphoria will close with an intimate set by pop singer Miley Cyrus. The songstress kicked off
her career as an actress starring in the Disney show Hannah Montana. She has since released five albums, and after a recent two-year hiatus, Cyrus is back with her newest single, “Malibu,” which was released this year.

KTUphoria is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert will be held at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, which is located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. Tickets range in price from $25 to $125. For more information visit ktu.iheart.com

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend

Jones Beach Air Show

Teams of military fighter jets, civilian stunt planes and historic bombers are joining forces to bring the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach roaring back with high-flying trickery this Memorial Day weekend.

The weather forecast is clear for both days during show times. Since last year’s show saw the event’s second-highest attendance at 404,012, about 200,000 spectators are expected to pack Jones Beach State Park for the show. Headlining this year’s air show is The Thunderbirds, a U.S. Air Force aerobatic team made of six F-16s that showcase their precision by flying both solo and in diamond formation.

“It’s a special weekend for us, just to remember the sacrifices that many people have made for our country,” Captain Angelina Urbina, a Thunderbirds pilot, said Friday during final preparations.

The Thunderbirds, the world’s third-oldest formal flight demonstration squadron, last flew in the Jones Beach air show in 2015. They will be sporting the F-16 Fighting Falcon—an $18 million, 19,700-pound fighter jet that can travel up to 1,500 mph. The squadron will be closing the show on both days of the event, starting at 4 p.m.

There are a long list of other teams to see as well. The 106th Air National Guard Rescue Wing, which perform combat search and rescue missions, will be appearing, as well as the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army Parachute team.

The Bayport Aerodrome Society, who provide a “living museum” by flying antique aircrafts, will also make an appearance. Melville resident and daredevil David Windmiller will be performing aerobatics in extremely high altitudes. Also joining these performances are the GEICO Skytypers, showing off a low-altitude performance while demonstrating skills and maneuvers used during World War II training, and the Warrior Flight Team, a charity who provide career opportunities to veterans.

The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach is scheduled for 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for best seats and parking. There is no admission fee, but parking is $10. For more information visit airshow.jonesbeach.com

2017 Long Island Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2017 with a ton of exciting events on Long Island. The holiday weekend isn’t complete without the parades. Here are some of the best Memorial Day parades to check out this weekend.

The parade will assemble at the American Legion Hall, the proceed down Greenwich Street. 2:30 p.m. May 28.

East Hampton
The parade will begin on Main Street. 9 a.m. May 29.

Plainview-Old Bethpage
The parade will head down Old Country Road to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Town Park on Washington Ave., where a short ceremony will take place. 9 a.m. May 29.

The ceremony takes place at the gazebo on the Triangle. After the ceremony the participants will march north on Broadway to the Amityville Cemetery where a brief ceremony will be held. 10 a.m. May 29.

Bay Shore
The parade will begin at the interaction of Lanier Lane and Main Street. 10 a.m. May 29.

The Parade route starts at Larkfield Road and Jericho Turnpike. 10 a.m. May 29.

East Meadow
The parade begins at East Meadow High School. 10 a.m. May 29.

The parade begins at the intersection of Main Street and Village Green. 10 a.m. May 29.

Garden City
Marchers will step off at Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th Street. 10 a.m. May 29.

Long Beach
The parade will begin at the intersection of Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street. 10 a.m. May 29.

The parade will begin on Church Street. Marchers will parade through the Westwood Section. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Gazebo in Reese Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 29.

Massapequa Park
The parade will begin on Front Street and travel north on Park Boulevard, west on Clark Boulevard and end at Klestinec Park followed by refreshments served by the American Legion on Veterans Boulevard. 10 a.m. May 29.

The parade and services will take place at the village park. 10 a.m. May 29.

Port Washington
The parade will begin on Port Washington Blvd. and continue down Main Street to the John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell in Sunset Park. 10 a.m. May 29

The parade will begin at Verity Plaza. 10 a.m. May 29.

The parade will begin on Main Street in Southampton Village. 10 a.m. May 29.

Valley Stream
The parade will start on Rockaway Parkway, north of Wheeler Avenue, and end at the library parking lot. 10 a.m. May 29.

The parade will begin on the corner of Main Street and Route 112. 11 a.m. May 29.