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Daniel Gale, Waze Partner To Hype Open Houses

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty Markets Open Houses on Waze Starting Saturday, September 15, during a company-wide Open House Weekend, Waze users will be notified of nearby Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty Open Houses, indicated by a "Whale" pin on the Waze map at its location. Interested parties will then be further directed to the Open Houses.

Cold Spring Harbor-based Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is partnering with Waze, the California-based popular navigation app, to alert the app’s users to open houses on Long Island, the company recently announced.

The realtor’s logo, a whale, will appear as a pin on Waze maps, notifying users of details of open houses. A separate detailed takeover ad with additional information about the open house will be revealed to the user when the vehicle is at a complete stop.  

“Technology has revolutionized the real estate industry, and we will continue to stay on the cutting edge as new technologies and applications develop,” said Marion Weiler, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Daniel Gale.

The partnership is the first of several rollouts this fall that will introduce new concepts in marketing to help agents be more effective and add more value to the agent-client relationship, the realtor said.

“Regardless of what technology can offer to help in the home buying and selling process, real estate remains, at heart, a people business,” Weiler added. “An experienced, knowledgeable and local real estate agent can do what no technology can do on its own, that is, provide the human connection that can seal the transaction with the right buyer, at the right price. Technology may lead you to the house of your dreams, but it takes the right real estate professional to lead you through the process.”

Long Island Concerts & Events October 15-18

Collective Soul. Photo by Elizabeth A> Owen

The Tenors
Effortlessly blending classical and contemporary pop, The Tenors will make LI the third stop on their much-anticipated Fan Favorites Tour. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $41-$70+. 8 p.m. Oct. 16.

J.D. Leonard & Electric Mudd
Raw emotion and captivating music guide the tunes of these two country artists. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $30. 8 p.m. Oct. 17.

Collective Soul
Ever since their 1993 hit single “Shine,” these alt-rockers continue to define the genre. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $30-$99+. 8 p.m. Oct. 17.

Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls
This eclectic soul/pop/rock band hails brings us up-Islanders the sounds of their native Montauk. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $30. 8 p.m. Oct. 18.

The Price is Right Live
Can you guess the price of random consumer products better than competitors arbitrarily chosen from a daytime game show audience? If you answered yes, then you should probably get your butt down here. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$79. 8 p.m. Oct. 18.

Huntington Hospital Opens New Center for Mothers and Babies

Huntington Hospital Director of Women’s and Children’s Services Jennifer Baierlein, RN, and Center for Mothers and Babies Nurse Manager Jill Donnelly, RN, commemorate the opening of the hospital’s Center for Mothers and Babies.

Like expectant mothers who became pregnant in January, Huntington Hospital has been preparing for its expansion for the last nine months, concluding with a ribbon cutting of its expanded Center for Mothers and Babies on Tuesday.

The Center for Mothers and Babies has 19 private rooms with en-suite bathrooms complete with showers and a comfortable sleeper sofa for the significant other to rest in while caring for and bonding with their new family. The new layout, which features a 26-bassinet nursery at the center, was designed to optimize couplet care – the newborn rooming in with the mother throughout their hospital stay and having the same nurse care for both mother and baby.

“I’m excited to be one of the first women to deliver in this beautiful, state-of-the-art space and I’m also looking forward to returning from my maternity leave to deliver our newest neighbors in this new unit,” said midwife Laura Jabbour, CNM, who is nine-months pregnant.

Mothers and their families will also have opportunities to work with and learn from the Center for Mothers and Babies’ bilingual lactation consultant. In addition to the renovated space, mothers are treated to a plush, spa-like robe and a celebratory filet mignon and lobster tail dinner with their significant other.

“I appreciate all of the hard work of those who have helped design and create this special place for our world-class obstetricians and midwives; Magnet-award-winning nurses; and maternity staff to provide a memorable experience for our community members as they welcome their new baby,” said Gerard Brogan, Jr., MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital.

East End Doula Care: Doing End of Life Right

End of life doulas help people and their families transition.

Expectant mothers have been hiring doulas to help guide them through the birthing process for years, but now those preparing to die are also turning to doulas for help leaving with grace.

Through various projects and fulfilling unfinished bucket lists, doulas help complete remembrances and find ways to celebrate lives well lived. In effect, End-of-life doulas help people emotionally and spiritually find balance in an unbalanced time.

“It’s natural to feel afraid,” says Susan Capurso of East End Doula Care. “Even with friends and family around. There is a fog … We break through this.”

Capurso left the corporate world after many years to bring East End Doula Care to fruition. She warns that there are 15 million Baby Boomers over the age of 65 that have no children to help them, leaving a gap in their end-of-life care. That’s one of many situations in which doulas can assist.

“We are nonmedical however, we work alongside all of your support teams filling a very important gap,” Capurso says. “End-of-life guides button up all of your important pieces. Our ‘VIP’ project puts everything in place, from Advanced Directives to simple household bills. Organization is key, we put all of this in place during our time.”

There are many options available for families, each one personal and unique to the individual. East End Doula Care also offers Elder Care Assistance. The ultimate goal is to help the family’s home environment become more managed, stable and peaceful during this sacred transition.

“Don’t be confused, in a fog and overwhelmed as to what will happen next,” she says. “This is why we are here, we alleviate this. There are so many ways we can help your last chapter be positive, loving and so much more complete.”

At the end of the day, peace is the goal.

“Not all, but most of us learn when end of life is near, suddenly everything becomes out of control and scary,” Capurso says. “You can choose to close this last chapter feeling complete and with closure. You hold the key in determining how you’d like your journey to flow. Let us help.”

For more information on East End Doula Care, call 631-946-8100 or visit EastEndDoulaCare.com

Palatial Lido Beach Home Asks $5M

This spacious dream home that comes with top-of-the-line modern furniture, statues, paintings, chandeliers and more is listed for sale at 70 Fairway Rd. in Lido Beach.

Built in 2009 on a 16,832-square-foot lot, this five-bedroom Colonial has four and a half bathrooms and 7,073 square feet of living space. Amenities include a movie theater, gym, automatic toilets, and a Jacuzzi.

The house comes equipped with an eat-in chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, fireplace and central air conditioning. Outside it has a three-car garage, porch, patio and deck. Energy efficient features include a Energy Star stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

It’s nearby the Long Beach Long Island Rail Road station and Long Beach Boulevard, which links the Long Beach Island—a barrier island protecting the South Shore of Long Island from the ocean—and its eponymous city to mainland Long Island.

The house is also close to Loop Parkway to the east. It’s within walking distance of downtown LBC, a lively seaside community that is the closest thing to California found on LI. And it’s in the Long Beach School District.

The asking price is $5,000,000, not including the annual property taxes of $36,517.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Vanessa Adams of Douglas Elliman. She can be reached at 516-432-3400.

What Are The Best Fall Fun Hot Spots on Long Island?

The Harbes family has farmed on Long Island for 13 generations. When you visit their Mattituck farmstand, you’ll experience centuries’ worth of caring and hard work. Fruit and vegetables don’t get fresher than the produce grown on the Harbes family’s North Fork farms. If the luscious tomatoes, peaches, apples, and melons make you hungry, try the roasted sweet corn, handmade apple cider donuts, and fresh-popped kettle corn. Even the bees work hard on the Harbes family farm–fresh honey is for sale alongside locally produced specialty treats. Save room for the homemade ice cream. Harbes Family Farmstand, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-298-0800, harbesfamilyfarm.com/mattituckfarmstand

Just in time for harvest season, Martha Clara Vineyards’ variety of red, rosé, white, sparkling and dessert wines offers something for every occasion. Let’s recall that its 2010 Merlot was named the best in the state, a coveted honor, to be sure. These vintners know how to treat what ferments inside their oak barrels with loving care. In case you’re curious, Martha Clara was the revered mother of the owner, bakery executive Robert Entenmann, who transformed a potato field into a thoroughbred horse farm before he began planting Vitis vinifera grapes on 18 acres in 1995. Now his operation encompasses more than 100 acres, including a tasting room, and hosts concerts and events. For miles around, Martha Clara has rightly become known as one of the North Fork’s finest vineyards. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-298-0075, marthaclaravineyards.com

Franklin Square Horror will scare your socks off! One of the biggest and scariest haunted walk-throughs on Long Island, Franklin Square Horror is a tradition for thousands of Long Island families and friends. Upon entering, you will be immersed in hundreds of feet of pure terror! See if your family and friends can make it through the different terror-filled chambers and pockets of fright without running for the hills. Every season, Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square is host to an exciting and terrifying array of ghoulish horrors that will give you an evening you will never forget. During the Halloween season, scares begin at 6 p.m. and continue till 10 p.m. Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror, 1148 Norbay St., Franklin Square, Facebook.com/FranklinSquareHorror

Willkommen! For an authentic Oktoberfest experience, this is the place for giant pretzels imported directly from Munich that you can wash down with their thirst-quenching home-brewed Plattduetsche Kolsch, along with a great assortment of German beers you can enjoy outside at their wonderfully inviting Biergarten when the weather’s right, or inside their convivial Beer Hall building, where their proud heritage is on display. There’s a reason Plattduetsche Park Restaurant has been voted, once again, the Best German Restaurant on Long Island. Since 1939, this place has been serving traditional specialties and continental cuisine, from bratwurst to leberkase and Jaeger schnitzel, and so much more, with a commitment to quality and dedication to superb customer service! Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, Catering & Biergarten, 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. 516-354-3131, parkrestaurant.com

It’s sweater season not just for us, but also for man’s best friend. While the saying “If you look good, you feel good” is definitely true for us humans, we’re not the only ones who appreciate a trendy tee or a stylish sweater—our dogs do too! Repeat Best of Long Island winner Fetch, located in Huntington Village, offers designer brands for canines of all different sizes. And since our pets are like our children (just admit it!), seeing your prized pooch decked out in fleece coats, couture dresses, and fashionable collars is priceless! Fetch, 44C Gerard St., Huntington Village. 631-824-6636. fetchshops.com


Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island program, Oct. 1 through Dec. 15.

Step 1: Visit bestoflongisland.com

Step 2: Click “Vote Now”

Step 3: Fill out form

Step 4: Select a category and click “Vote”

Step 5: Repeat for all your favorite people and businesses

To find other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominations for the 2020 contest open Jan. 1.

Newly Built West Islip Post Modern Home Asks $2.8M

This amazing, one-of-a-kind newly built custom Post Modern home on a canal is listed for sale at 183 Tahlulah Lane in West Islip.

Built in 2015 on a 25,700-square-foot lot, this seven-bedroom home has six and a half bathrooms and 8,000 square feet of living space that is detailed down to the slightest degree. Amenities include a game room, first- and second-floor laundry rooms, nanny quarters, a study, library and 140 feet of dock.

It comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, butler’s pantry, formal dining room, central air conditioning, a covered front porch with a fireplace and a wrap-around patio that leads to an in-ground heated saltwater pool in the backyard. It also has an attached two-car garage.

The house is nearby West Islip Town Beach, the E. Donald Conroy Golf Course, and Southards Pond Park. It’s about a mile from downtown Babylon and the Babylon Long Island Rail Road station. The property falls within the West Islip School District.

The asking price is $2,800,000, not including $36,176 in annual property taxes.

The real estate agent listed for the property Philip Cavalcante of Leesa Byrnes Realty Inc. He can be reached at 631-589-2000.

Long Island Concerts & Events October 8-11

Slash rocks The Paramount this week. (daigooliva)

The Moment: A World Before Cars
The Long Island Museum brings this interesting exhibit on the road. The Regency at Glen Cove, 94 School St., Glen Cove. theregencyatglencove.com Free. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Elton John
With hits like “Crocodile Rock,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Benny and The Jets,” Sir Elton needs no intro. NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, nycblive.com $108-$868. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.

Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, the legendary GNR guitarist Slash has spent the last four years curating new music, as well as continuing to play their hard rock hits like “Call to the Wild.” Their recent album World On Fire has rocked houses worldwide. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $53-$795. 8 p.m. Oct. 9.

Carl Palmer
Esteemed drummer and the Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, this percussionist is known as “a drummer’s drummer.” His skill and rhythm are unmatched, and now he plays music from across his career. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.

Last Fan Standing
Not your average quiz show, Last Fan Standing is the ultimate test of film and pop culture. Horror movie star Bruce Campbell picks your brain with topics like Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Superheroes.The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $65-$100. 8 p.m. Oct. 10.

La Elegancia De La Salsa
Get the weekend started early with some Salsa dancing. Treme – Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip, tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

Who Serves The Best Pizza on Long Island?

October is Pizza Month, which is a good time to revisit the never-ending debate on Long Island: Which pizzeria serves up the best slice of pizza?

Long Islanders voted Mario’s Pizza & Restaurant in Massapequa the Best Pizza on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition for the third year in a row, ending a years-long winning streak by Umberto’s of New Hyde Park. Saverio’s Pizza Room won the title of Best Specialty Pizza on Long Island in that contest.

Customers never go home hungry, and those hungry at home never have to wait long for Mario’s fast and reliable delivery. Every pie is handmade to order. The dough and sauce are made daily from scratch.

Diners and delivery or catering customers also rave about mouth-watering Italian specialties like pasta and classic chicken, veal, and seafood favorites. No wonder the name alone makes Long Islanders hungry!

For the best wood fired specialty pizza on Long Island, Saverio’s serves up authentic Neapolitan pizza every time. Owner Saverio is a certified pizzaiolo of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani and all their pizzas are made according to Neapolitan tradition.

This modest storefront and extension of A&S Pork Store, is home to mouthwatering pizza. Once you try Saverio’s it will quickly become one of your favorite restaurants! The owners and staff are friendly, and they use quality ingredients, including buffalo-milk mozzarella and San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes imported from Naples.

All pizzas are drizzled with 100 percent Italian extra-virgin olive oil and then baked to perfection.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Voting in the 2019 Best of Long Island program runs Oct. 1 to Dec. 15.

Mario’s Pizza & Restaurant is located at 655 Bwy. in Massapequa. They can be reached at 516-797-1122 or mariosmassapequa.com

Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana is located at 929 North Bwy. in Massapequa. They can be reached at 516-799-0091 or saveriospizza.com

Fortune Ranks Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services in Commack No. 1 Best Place to Work in Aging Services Nationwide

Fortune Magazine revealed last week its first-ever list of Best Places to Work in Aging Services, bestowing top honors on the Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services in Commack.

Gurwin was ranked No. 1 out of 50 organizations nationwide that provide services to the
frail and elderly. The honors stem from polling data gathered by the Great Place to Work Institute, an independent research and consulting firm. 

“We fully appreciate the challenges inherent in the work our employees do on a daily basis for those who turn to Gurwin for care, which is why we work diligently to create an enriching environment that supports and rewards our employees,” said Stuart B. Almer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “From a generous benefit package and competitive salaries, to smaller, more personal gestures such as employee appreciation barbeques, complimentary chair massages, team-building exercises and spirit day celebrations, our goal is to attract and retain the best talent to provide the highest quality of care for the more than 1,000 people we serve each day.”

This is the second time Fortune honored Gurwin in recent months. Earlier this summer, Fortune named Gurwin one of the top 25 Best Places to Work in New York among small- and medium-size workplaces.

According to the survey data, 98 percent of Gurwin employees who participated reported they were proud to work at Gurwin, noting that the organization provides a “great atmosphere” in which to work and “great bosses.” Gurwin was also lauded for “great challenges and communication.”

The Gurwin healthcare continuum includes the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences assisted living community, Gurwin Certified Home Health Agency and Gurwin Adult Day Care Programs, all located on a 34-acre campus in Commack.