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Newly Built Sands Point Modern Tuscan Mansion Asks $9M

Raising the bar for ultra-luxury homes is this Mediterranean mansion fusing high-end design with classic architecture that is listed for sale at 48 Sterling Ln. in the Village of Sands Point.

Built in 2018 on a 2.34-acre lot in the prestigious Harriman Estates section of the village, the six-bedroom home has eight bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and 9,103 square feet of living space. Sitting 65 feet above sea level, the home offers dazzling views of the Long Island Sound and has a heated in-ground salt water pool.

The house comes equipped with three eat-in kitchens, a formal dining room, living room, library, central air conditioning, balconies from the second- and third-floor bedrooms, and four fireplaces. The fully finished basement has a game room, kitchen, and wine cellar. Outside it has a three-car attached garage, patio, and deck.

The house is located near Sands Point Preserve, the Sands Point Gold Club and the Village Club of Sands Point. It’s about two miles from the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station and about six miles from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. It’s located in the Port Washington School District.

The asking price is $9,000,000, not including $96,900 in annual property taxes.

The real estate broker for the property is Kristine Livadas of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 516-621-3555. 

Long Island Concerts & Events March 18-21


This annual fundraiser raises funds for the Children’s Center, which provides a safe, fun, and engaging environment for children while their parents or guardians attend to court business and promotes literacy by giving every child a book to take home each time they attend. Suffolk County Bar Association, 560 Wheeler Rd., Hauppauge, eac-network.org $40-$60. 6 p.m. March 20.

Ancient Land is the next chapter of a Celtic Woman’s musical journey that combines Ireland’s finest musical talents with epic stage production. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $43-$154. 8 p.m. March 20.

These Ukrainian gypsy punk Wonderlust Kings from the Lower East Side bring surreal musical debauchery, melding folk, punk and even accordian/violin/saxophone-infused dub. Don’t forget to wear purple. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, thespaceatwestbury.com. $27.50.8 p.m. March 20.

Rapper and New York Times Bestselling author of F*ck, That’s Delicious, Action Bronson signs his new book, Stoned Beyond Belief. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. March 21.

The classic rock band will play its hits“Cold as Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $42-$118. 7:30 p.m. March 21.

Get ready to rock out to Money’s top 40 hits, including “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” and more. Warming up the crowd is John Waite. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$84. 8 p.m. March 21.

Jazziz magazine dubbed this Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group’s 1985 debut album Moonlighting “the number one most influential contemporary jazz album of all time.” Since then, all of their 22 albums have attained top 5 Billboard status. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $80. 8 p.m. March 21.

Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. Tape Face has to be seen to be believed. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, thespaceatwestbury.com. $35-$125. 8 p.m. March 21.


Long Island St. Patrick’s Day Events 2019

St. Patrick's Day is on March 17

Bayville Haunted St. Patrick’s
Don’t expected to find a pot of gold at this haunted house and St. Patrick’s Day feast. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillehauntedsaintpatricks.com $25.75-$47.75. 8-11 p.m. March 15, 16, 8-10 p.m. March 17.

St. Patrick’s Day 4 Miler and Fun Run
With a complimentary breakfast and top three prizes for each age category, you may be lucky enough to sprint past a Leprechaun! Townwide Fund of Huntington, 1 Mill Dam Rd., Huntington townwidefund.org 8:30 a.m. Mar. 16.

St. James St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This parade will have the whole family grinning ear to ear with antique cars, scout troops, dance groups, and piper and marching bands to celebrate good Ole’ St.Patrick’s Day! St.James Chamber of Commerce, Woodlawn Avenue, St.James stjameschamber.org 1 p.m. Mar. 16.

Glen Cove St.Patrick’s Day Parade
One of the premier St.Patrick’s celebrations on Long Island, this renowned Parade boasts talented marching bands and beautiful floats! Glen Cove St.Patrick’s Day Parade, 4 School St., Glen Cove gcirishparade.com 1-3 p.m. Mar. 17.

Wantagh’s First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Catch the first-ever St. Patrick’s Day parade in this Irish community, starting at Wantagh High School and ending at the train station. wantaghchamber.com 2 p.m. Mar. 17.

Rockville Centre St.Patrick Parade March
Known as the Parade that “cares and shares” all profits raised by this celebration are divided between three charities to keep with the St.Patrick’s day spirit. Rockville Centre St.Patrick Parade March, Rockville Centre rvcstpatrick.com $40 12 p.m. Mar. 23.

Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This 29th-annual tradition marches down Montauk Highway from Snedecor Avenue to Blue Point Avenue. 11 a.m. March 24.

Montauk St.Patrick’s Day Parade
Located along the water, this picturesque Parade is the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the Island with an estimated 40,000 spectators attending annually! Montauk Friends of Erin, Edgmere Rd., Montauk montaukfriendsoferin.org 12 p.m. Mar. 24.

Rare650 Celebrates 14 Years of Expertly Crafted Dishes

This month marks the 14th anniversary of Rare650, an Anthony Scotto Restaurant and one of Long Island’s premier steakhouses.

Now newly renovated and featuring an exquisite mix of 45-day prime dry-aged steaks, world-renowned sushi and award-winning wines and cocktails, Rare650 has reaffirmed its commitment to be the island’s go-to spot to eat, drink and socialize for years to come.


Rare650 offers expertly crafted dishes prepared by Executive Chef Cesar Aguilar, featuring cultural influences from around the globe. From Hawaii to Holland, fresh seafood arrives daily along with exotic cuts of premium meats. Diners can choose from a variety of 45-day prime dry-aged steaks, a process that allows for enzymes to break down in the meat, resulting in a truly succulent, tender cut.

In addition to premium steaks, Rare650 offers an array of upscale Italian specialties, raw bar favorites, world-renowned sushi creations prepared by its authentic sushi chef and the freshest seafood available.

No exquisite meal is complete without the perfect wine pairing. Rare650’s sommelier is on hand in the dining room to recommend the perfect pour from the restaurant’s award-winning 500-bottle wine list, with more than 50 fine wines available by the glass.


Rare650 has been newly renovated, drawing inspiration from Miami and Hamptons hot spots to create a dynamic, energetic ambiance, making it perfect for special events, celebrations or simply a memorable meal with a long-lasting impression.

Guests can lounge in plush, bespoke furnishings while sipping a handcrafted cocktail and enjoying live music, or celebrate in style with friends, family or business associates in our awe-inspiring two-story wine room or our stunning glass conservatory.


Rare650 invites you come and celebrate its 14-year milestone all year round, with specials including our all-new Wine Down Friday, live DJs on Thursday nights and Surf and Turf Sundays.

Rare650 is open daily at 4 p.m., and serves dinner Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and Sunday starting at 4 p.m. Visit Rare650.com to reserve a table. You can also call the restaurant directly at 516-496-8000 for reservations or to book a unique and memorable private party or corporate function.

Trial: Gripping Play About Child Abuse Benefits Survivors

Ashley Griffin and Lori Petty.

It was an uphill battle for justice. But now child sexual abuse survivors can celebrate the recent passage of the New York Child Victims Act and seek prosecution against their abusers. The bill also includes a one-year window during which victims of any age or time limit can prosecute.

The issue of justice vs. mercy is explored in Trial, a must-see, riveting play by Ashley Griffin (Snow, Twilight: The Unauthorized Musical Parody), and directed by Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, A League of Their Own) that asks, “What would a victim decide if they could determine their abuser’s eternal fate?”

Don’t miss an all-star cast of Broadway performers during a one-night benefit staged reading of Trial at 7 p.m. March 28 at the Krasnoff Theatre at Tilles Center at LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, in Brookville. Proceeds will benefit WellLife Network, one of the region’s largest and most diversified voluntary, nonprofit health and human services organizations, helping individuals and families lead more independent and productive lives.

It’s a dark reality: one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. And while most victims don’t talk about their ordeal till later in life, that experience will forever haunt their daily existence.

Thanks to WellLife Network, survivors of sexual trauma and their families across New York City and Long Island who are dealing with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and addiction have found a safe space where they can receive treatment while on their journey to recovery and wellness.

“The issue of family violence affects the entire family,” said Rebecca Costa, vice president, Long Island Operations. Inspired by a true story, Trial brings the audience into another realm – the bureaucratic system of the afterlife – where a young woman who becomes both judge and jury awaits her own judgment to determine the eternal fate of her abusive father, who was responsible for her death.

With a united voice and as a community, the entire cast has been raising awareness about the importance of ending child abuse. Theatregoers can be part of the solution as well.

Patrons who purchase $175 tickets and corporate sponsors are invited to meet and greet the director, author, and cast at an exclusive cocktail party/Talkback session. Tickets are $75/$100/$175 per person. Please visit: WellLifeNetwork.org/TRIAL. Sponsorship opportunities are $250 to $25,000. For more information/reservations, contact Cody Fisher, Development Director: 917-563-3383.  On Long Island, WellLife Network programs work in partnership with the United Way.

Classic Bay Shore Colonial Asks $795,000

This classic century-old Colonial that was updated but has its historic details in tact is listed for sale at 57 Maple Ave. in Bay Shore.

Built in 1917 on a nearly half-acre lot, this four-bedroom home with one bathroom and two half bathrooms has 3,100 square feet of living space. It features perfect shake exterior, elegant woodwork and columns, and lush gardens.

The house comes equipped with a formal dining room with the original swinging door to the eat-in kitchen that has red oak floors and granite countertops, a parlor with pine wood floors, a den with a fireplace, an office, a seasonal room, a third-floor attic, and a full basement.

Outside it has a front porch and a five-car detached garage with a finished loft.

The property is within walking distance of downtown Bay Shore, the Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road station, the Fire Island ferries, and numerous parks. It’s located in the Bay Shore School District.

The asking price is $795,000, not including the $13,943 in annual property taxes, which come to $12,437 with the Star Exemption.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Christine Geraghty and Margaret Smith of Meg Smith & Associates. They can be reached at 631-647-7013.

DREAMS For Youth Scholarship Lends A Helping Hand

Kristyne Ramirez

After enduring unspeakable abuse as a child at the hands of a family member, Kristyne Ramirez not only survived, but is now thriving as a freshman at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

But as the daughter of a single, student loan-wary mother, the question of how the family would afford tuition loomed large. That is, until her mother, a social worker, heard about the DREAMS For Youth Scholarship program — and Ramirez won.

“When she found out about it she just thought it was a perfect opportunity to tell my story,” the 18-year-old Glen Cove woman says.

Since its inception in 2002, the nonprofit United Way of Long Island, which runs the scholarship program, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and grants to college students.

Ramirez, a Great Neck South High School graduate, is now majoring in psychology and minoring in neuropsychology with the help of the scholarship. The money helped her afford textbooks and two semesters of tuition.

“I was actually very surprised,” Ramirez says of when she learned she won. “It was very surreal because everyone was very concerned and they cared about how my grades were and how we were doing financially. It was very moving for me.”

Once she graduates, her goal is to become a neuropsychologist in her own private practice, drawing on her own experience to give a voice to the voiceless.

“I just want to let people know just because you come from a hard time or hard place or you’ve been through hard things, it doesn’t determine your future or what you want to do with your life,” she says.

Kristyne’s story is proof of that, as her dreams are on their way to becoming a reality.

To apply for the DREAMS For Youth Scholarship, visit unitedwayli.org/dreamsforyouth The deadline is April 19.


7 Long Island Food Fights Settled

Finally, answers to Long Island’s most important questions: Who serves the best pizza, bagels, egg sandwiches, burgers, wings, lobster rolls, and coffee? Long Islanders voters named these places the tops in each of those categories in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.

A longtime champion of the Best Bagel on Long Island category, this bagel store continues to show Long Islanders who’s boss—the bagel boss, that is! With multiple locations throughout the island, including Roslyn, Oceanside and East Northport, Bagel Boss offers the freshest, doughiest bagels that pair exceptionally well with eggs, butter, and/or cream cheese. In the mood for cinnamon raisin? Craving an egg everything? Searching for the perfect sesame? Bagel Boss has them all! Multiple locations, bagelboss.com


Photo by John Wisniewski

All American Hamburger Drive-In lands the top spot on this list for yet another year—and we can see why. Since its establishment in 1963, All American Hamburger Drive-In has continuously been the go-to place for mouthwatering hamburgers. Made with the best ingredients and offered at the best prices, they don’t just serve you food, they provide you with an experience! Their friendly and personable staff go out of their way to ensure every customer is happy. 4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-798-9574, allamericanhamburger.us

Morning, noon and night, there’s always a perfect time for a perfect cup of coffee. Nobody on Long Island brews up a better cup of joe than Coffee Booths. The neighborhood coffee shop features Aldo’s coffee beans, hand roasted down the road in Greenport. You can’t get any fresher than that! While you’re enjoying a great cup of coffee, you can also feast on homemade muffins, scones, and stuffed biscuits, among many other treats at Coffee Booths. The star, of course, is the coffee, and their java will leave you feeling good and coming back for more! 226 Middle Country Rd., Selden, 631-846-1966, Facebook.com/Coffeebooths


Photo by Steve Hersh

A delicious egg sandwich can be an excellent way to start your day, and there’s no better place to go for an egg sandwich than Jeco’s Deli. They feature all of the best meats and other deli products served by an excellent, helpful staff. Jeco’s also provides catering services for that special occasion you and your family wish to celebrate. There’s nothing like a locally owned deli with a great egg sandwich, which Jeco’s truly prides themselves on. Truly a must-experience, New York kind of meal. You’ll get in and out and be satisfied with your order no matter what.  Jeco’s Deli provides everything you want in your delicatessen experience. They truly value their customers. 217 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset, 631-361-7101.

Lobster is a huge part of the local cuisine and The Lobster Roll fits the bill perfectly. The Lobster Roll was purchased in 1965 by Frederick H. Terry Sr. and his dad Richard C. Terry Sr. when it was a tiny roadside clam shack on the Napeague stretch. The Lobster Roll Restaurant became affectionately known as “Lunch” (though it’s always served dinner) because locals and travelers associated the now iconic sign with the restaurant. The Lobster Roll has transformed over the years, through several expansions, but remains the quintessential indoor/outdoor summer eatery, attracting locals, celebrities, day-trippers, and travelers from all over the globe! The Lobster Roll embraces the atmosphere of a nostalgic roadside shack amid the sand dunes, gardens of summer flowers, umbrellas, beach balls, picnic tables, and plenty of smiling faces! 1980 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 631-267-3740, lobsterroll.com

When eating a slice of pizza with homemade sauce, scrumptious cheese, and perfectly cooked dough that has just the right amount of crunch, it almost feels like you’ve been transported to an Italian village without having set foot on an airplane. Mario’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Massapequa has been making customers feel like that for more than 35 years. Family owned and operated, Mario’s cooks the most delicious Sicilian and round pies that can be topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, eggplant, and so much more! Plus, they even accommodate their gluten-free customers. It’s no wonder they’ve been voted the Best Pizza on Long Island for the second year in a row! 655 Broadway, Massapequa, 516-797-1122, mariosmassapequa.com

Whether you’re watching a big game or just looking for something exciting to nosh on, nothing beats an order of chicken wings from Vito’s Ristorante and Pizza. The Glen Cove eatery may specialize in Italian food, but their wings are a real draw. You can order a dozen (or two) in either mild or medium heat; the with adventurous eaters, however, go for the extra hot wings! 91 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, 516-759-1366, vitospizzany.com

Eat. Bid. Laugh! at Sid Jacobson JCC Fundraiser

Offering an opportunity for benevolent Long Islanders to put their money where their mouth is for a good cause is the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills and its 24th annual Eat. Bid. Laugh! fundraiser.

The highly anticipated auction and epicurean event will feature an impressive variety of savory and sweet tastings, a performance by Emmy Award-winning comedian John Mulaney, and extensive silent auction prizes. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 28 at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success.

“Gatsby’s Landing has participated in this event for the last four years, and it’s something we look forward to every spring,” says Glenn Falcone, owner, Gatsby’s Landing. “It’s incredible to see the community come together for a night of fine dining, entertainment and auction prizes all in the name of a great cause.”

Last year, the premier fundraising event raised more than $1 million. The event has raised more than $13 million since 1995 to benefit the Sheldon A. Sinett BASICS Fund. BASICS (Building and Supporting Initial Community Social Services), an incubator fund that has subsidized more than 70 crucial programs over the last 13 years. The programs serve all individuals and populations including children and teens with special needs, adults afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and those with a cancer diagnosis.

This year’s event will feature a mouthwatering assortment of gourmet cuisine dishes, cocktails, and indulgent desserts from many of Long Island’s finest restaurants.

Participating restaurants include 388 Italian Restaurant & Catering, Centro Cucina, Chris & Tony’s Restaurant & Lounge, Conscious Kitchen, Fresh Meadow Country Club, Gatsby’s Landing, Hana Japanese Cuisine, Hendrick’s Tavern, Kingfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, La Bussola, La Ginestra, Limani, Nisen Sushi, Pearl East, Sangria 71, SixPoint Beers, Stresa Ristorante, The Poll Brothers Restaurants, Tocolo Cantina, Trattoria DiMeo, Vilai Restaurant, and W. Kosher Events, and William Grant & Sons Distillers.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($250-$500) visit sjjcc.org/auction or contact Bridgette Troisi, Assistant Director of Development at 516-484-1545 ext. 141 or btroisi@sjjcc.org.

Sunny Updated Lynbrook Victorian Asks $749,000

This distinct Victorian home that blends old-world charm with modern amenities is listed for sale at 88 Union Ave. in the Village of Lynbrook.

Built in 1895, this quaint three-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s distinct characteristics include craftsmanship and grace. It features a wrap-around porch, stained glass windows, crown moldings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and new siding. 

The house comes equipped with an eat-in chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, living room, second-floor office, walk-up attic, fireplace, and laundry room in the basement. Outside it has an attached two-car garage.

The property is located within walking distance of downtown Lynbrook’s shopping and dining district, the Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station, and nearby several local parks. It is located in the Lynbrook School District.

The asking price is $749,000, not including the $17,717 in annual property taxes, which come to $16,198 after a Star Exemption.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Barbara Green of Daniel Gale Associates, Inc. She can be reached at 516-678-1510.