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Newly Built Modern Home Overlooking Huntington Harbor Asks $11.8M

This elegant, modern, brand new waterfront home overlooking the mouth of scenic Huntington Harbor was recently listed for sale at 5 Bouton Point Rd. in the Village of Lloyd Harbor.

Built just last year, the house designed by Granoff Architects is built on a nearly two-acre lush, private lot with as much square footage as about one and a half football fields. With its stucco exterior, intricately detailed interior, spacious layout and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow of tons of natural light, this house is gorgeous inside and out.

The six-bedroom home has five bathrooms, two half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, balcony from the master suite, four fireplaces and an indoor in-ground pool. Outside, it has a three-car garage, deck, patio and 406 feet of sandy beachfront.

The house is about five miles from downtown Huntington, the Cold Spring Harbor Long Island Rail Road station about eight miles from the Long Island Expressway. It is also located near Caumsett State Park, Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge and Lloyd Neck Beach.

The home is zoned for Cold Spring Harbor High School, which is ranked No. 31 in New York State, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The asking price is $11,800,000, not including the annual property taxes of $52,017.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Maria Babaev of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 516-621-3555. 

Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Amusement Park

The window is fast closing on the summer season of fun in the sun, but before the vacation or staycation ends, there is one place every Long Island family has to visit.

Aug. 16 is National Rollercoaster Day, and no place on LI has more of them than Adventureland, which was voted Best Family Amusement Place on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest.

Indeed, throughout more than five decades, Adventureland has hosted countless Long Islanders with a need for speed who’ve sought the occasional adrenaline fix, with such rides as the Turbulence Coaster, Musik Express, the famed Pirate Ship, or the rolling and whirling Frisbee.

Not a thrill-seeker? Don’t worry, there are always kids and family rides to enjoy, water rides to cool you down, or the arcade to test your skills. At Adventureland, there’s always something for everyone! 

Long Island’s favorite amusement park has secured Best Family Amusement Park honors year after year, clearly establishing itself as the premier destination for families looking for some good, old-fashioned, high-quality fun. And for good reason. It has been the go-to spot for birthday bashes and exciting family gatherings since 1962.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit  bestof.longislandpress.com Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Best of Long Island program here.

Adventureland is located at 2245 Broad Hollow Rd. in Farmingdale. They can be reached at 631-694-6868 or adventureland.us

Atlantic Views Aplenty at Oceanfront Long Beach Home Listed for $3.3M

There is no shortage of amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean at this magnificent newly built contemporary home listed for sale at 859 Oceanfront in the West End section of Long Beach.

Built in 2013, this stunning four-story, four-bedroom home has balconies on three levels and a total of four decks to allow for maximum soaking up of the views. The house has five and a half bathrooms—one for each bedroom—an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fireplace, elevator and whirlpool bath in the master suite bathroom. It also comes equipped with a one-car garage.

It’s located less than a mile from the Long Beach Long Island Rail Road station and Long Beach Boulevard, which has a bridge linking 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. As for the other two bridges off the island, the property is three miles from the Loop Parkway to the east and three miles from Nassau Boulevard to the west. And it’s within walking distance of downtown LBC, a lively seaside community that is the closest thing to California found on LI.

The property is in the Long Beach School District, which had its high school ranked No. 22 on The Washington Post‘s list of the Most Challenging High Schools on LI last year.

The asking price is $3,300,000, not including the annual property taxes of $36,357.

Susan Solomon of Beach West Realty Corp. is the broker listed for the property. She can be reached at 516-889-7500. 

Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for August 2017

Horoscopes 2017

Aries – ruling planet in 5th house – a dynamic person with futuristic ideas inspires you. You’ll be helped to see where you’re headed by exposure to a larger, more universal viewpoint. Make a decision about a relationship that is going nowhere. Emphasize love, hope and generosity.

Taurus – ruling planet in the 3rd house – express yourself in an artistic or literary way. Your sense of beauty, color and form is enhanced. Beautification of your personal surroundings could become a crusade. Human relationships can also be improved by using diplomacy.

Gemini – ruling planet in the 4th house – the accent is on home, family and security. Plans and dreams will be confided to you by a close kin; be encouraging. Show that you have not forgotten a favor done in the past. Celebrate a sentimental occasion with good food and relaxation.

Cancer – Saturn in the 6th house – be more perceptive about the purchase or sale of goods. Someone is trying to get something for nothing and could pull a fast one. Get your guarantees in writing; don’t trust to another’s good will. Stay away from mundane matters if you can – play the waiting game.

Leo – Mars conjunct natal Sun – a deeply felt relationship intensifies. You may be asked to take on extra duties, but the rewards will be great. Follow through on legal matters and promises made to a partner or business associate. A significant comitment will be made.

Virgo – ruling planet in the 1st house – the accent is on fun, adventure, and social events. A dramatic person you run into at a party has an unexpected compliment. You’ll set a new style in clothes, appearance, or ideas. Romance figures prominently. You’ll have a great allure for someone who has a eye on you.

Libra – ruling planet in the 10th house – you gain money, prestige and greater control of your surroundings. A project you had an eye on is handed to you. You may be required to work longer hours and take on extra duties, but the rewards will be great. Make the most of this power-play day. Capricorn helps you.

Scorpio – ruling planet in the 3rd house – a relative or neighbor who held you back will pull out of the scene. You’ll feel more free to engage in a big project. Conclude petty deals or agreements. One with big plans phones or writes you for aid. Aries and Libra figure prominently.

Sagittarius – ruling planet in the 11th house – fulfillment of your hopes, dreams and plans is at hand. The full moon brings matters to a high point and gives you what you want if you can keep both home and the business world happy. A humanitarian companion is ready to stand up for you if needed.

Capricorn – ruling planet in the 12th house – keep a light touch in spite of a serious, secretive purpose. You’ll do well in research, study and behind-the-scenes meetings. Try out an intellectual theory on a Sagitarrian type who joins you for discussion. Keep happy; don’t fall into a negative mood.

Aquarius – ruling planet in the 2nd house – timing is everything and much better for handling or discussing cash and money. You’ll have an instinct for what is right. Attend to practical matters, including a discussion of goals for the future. A powerful person has a tip that will enrich you.

Pisces – Mercury opposite natal Sun – restrictions will soon disappear. Meanwhile, attend to details formerly overlooked and correct recent errors. A slow, steady pace will help you plow through even a major obstacle. Someone is standing in the wings watching your performance.

IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL. Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Call 516-236-7729 for an appointment in her private office. Or you can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: astro-mate.org or join the Facebook page: facebook.com

Long Island Concerts & Events August 14-17

080128-N-3235P-221 MIDDLE EASTERN PORT (Jan. 28, 2008) Recording artists Jimmy Buffett, right, and Mac Macnally, a member of the "Coral Reefer Band," perform a USO concert for the Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a recent port visit in the Middle East. Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are underway on a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael W. Pendergrass (Released)

Jill & Amanda Madenberg
This college counselor and her daughter will be speaking as well as signing copies of their guide book, Love the Journey to College.  Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with price of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

Marlene Dietrich: The Camera and Public Loved Her
Trace the incredible career of this Hollywood legend, who performed well into her 70s, with film historian Glenn Andreiev. Learn about her “battle” with Adolf Hitler. It’s a fun, fact-filled evening about a woman who took the word “actress” to higher levels. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

Lil Uzi Vert
This Philly-based rapper known for his break-out single “Money Longer” and appearance on Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” is coming to town on his Do What I Want Tour. Opening the show is Kodie Shane. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com$35-$75. 8 p.m. Aug. 14, 15.

Bruce Campbell
The actor and co-executive producer of the Evil Dead will be speaking and signing his new memoir, Hail to The Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with price of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 15.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
The musician best known for his paradise-themed songs is a perfect performer for a summer concert at Jones Beach. Perhaps what’s more popular than seeing the godliness of Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefers themselves is the pre-show Parrothead tailgate, where Buffet fans unite and celebrate the season, which fans spend months preparing in advance. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $56-$498. 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

Lucinda Williams
The quintessential singer/songwriter has an edgy voice that sounds like a soft snarl filtered through a rusty screen door of a ramshackle Delta farmhouse on a hot summer night. Her material rides the border between alt-country and hard rock, but always reverberates with raw emotion and a hint of something deeper going on. Her career has been quixotic over the years, but she’s finally getting the acclaim she deserves. “Passionate Kisses” anyone? Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $85-$135. 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

It’s a trifecta of ‘70s and ‘80s rock masters with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder. Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $20-$252. 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

The London Souls
This band’s celebrated sound and spirit draws significant influence from the driving force of British rock pioneers Cream and Led Zeppelin to billowing and bouncing funk and soul, to the layered harmonies and memorable hooks of The Beatles and The Hollies, to the contemporary psychedelia of My Morning Jacket among many more. Opening the show is Wake The Sun and Gnarly Karma. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

Ted Nugent
The wild, no-holds-barred rocking master of the “shut up ’n’ jam” heats up Huntington for a night with The Nuge his fans may never forget. This American guitar hero from Detroit has been blasting away for years at convention and he won’t stop kickin’ ass until hell freezes over—or they stop making Gibsons that look like Old Glory with strings. Want to catch some “Cat Scratch Fever”? Go for it, guys. Opening the show is Derek Day. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com$24.50-$64.50. 8 p.m. Aug. 16.

Adriana Trigiani
This bestselling author will speak about and sign copies of her new novel, Kiss Carlo, an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty and creativity—the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with price of book. 7 p.m. Aug. 17.

Groupo Los Sabrosura
This Salsa Latin jazz band will get fans dancing and even treat them to some Merengue. Treme – Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St. Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 8 p.m. Aug. 17.

18 Long Island Companies Named Among Best Employers in NY

Eighteen companies with Long Island ties were named among the best places to work in New York State, according to a recent poll by the New York State Society for Human Resources Management.

Bohler Engineering in Hauppauge ranked No. 1 in the large employer category rating companies with 250 or more employees. The highest-ranking local business in the small employer category, defined as having between 15 and 249 employees, was Holbrook-based American Portfolios, a financial consulting firm.

The survey, which is in its 10th year, evaluates and ranks the best places of employment through a state-wide survey designed to identify and honor the best places to work in New York, whose practices benefit the State’s businesses, economy and workforce.

Another six LI companies ranked among the top two dozen best large employers in the state. Local companies in the top 10 were Bethpage Federal Credit Union coming in at No. 3, Microchip Technology Inc. in Hauppauge ranked No. 5 and Garden City-based law firm Goldberg Segalla LLP at No. 9. Rounding out the list was Lake Success-based Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc, an electronic data processing company, at No. 17, Suffolk Transportation Service Inc. at No. 20 and Melville-based Henry Schein, Inc., a medical supply company, at No. 23.

Eight other local employers ranked among the top 46 small employers in the state. They include Melville-based financial planner MassMutual Greater Long Island at No. 8, Greenport-based nonprofit retirement community Peconic Landing at No. 11, Syosset-based software company Cirrus Data Solutions, Inc. at No. 12, Melville-based heating and plumbing supply company SupplyHouse.com No. 15, Syosset-based National Consumer Panel at No. 31, Outreach, a nonprofit with offices in New York City and LI, at No. 34, the Port Washington-based law firm of William Mattar, P.C. at No. 39 and Hauppauge-based ClearVision Optical at No. 42.

Two other companies that are headquartered elsewhere but have a presence on LI also ranked among the top large employers statewide. Coming in fourth was Edward Jones Investments, which is based in St. Louis but has offices across New York and Long Island. QuickChek, a New Jersey-based gas station chain that recently opened locations on LI, came in at No. 19.

Mediterranean Overlooking LI Sound in Old Field Asks $9.2M

Old World charm, a private beach and amenities galore abound at this luxurious century-old home that was recently listed for sale at 178 Old Field Rd. in the Village of Old Field.

Built in 1911, the Mediterranean-style house has 6,500-square-feet of living space with plenty of large windows to enjoy the views of the Long Island Sound. The 10-acre lot, which has more square footage than the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, features a spa, cabana, in-ground pool, guest house, greenhouse, meticulously groomed landscaping, stone revetment at the head of the 415-foot sandy beach and views of the nearby historic Old Field Point Lighthouse.

The five-bedroom, three-story home has six and a half bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, library, billiard room, full basement and three fireplaces. Outside it has porches and patios as well as a three-car carriage house with a two-bedroom apartment. That’s in addition to the three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house that has an eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room, playhouse and workshop.

The house is about three miles from the Stony Brook Long Island Rail Road Station and about 12 miles from the Long Island Expressway. Nearby parks include West Meadows Wetlands Preserve, McAllister County Park and the Laurel Ridge Setauket Woods Nature Preserve. It’s also nearby downtown Port Jefferson, one of the most popular downtowns on Long Island.

It’s in the Three Village School District, which had Ward Melville High School ranked No. 80 in New York State this year by U.S. News & World Report.

The property is listed for $9,288,000 , not including the annual property taxes of $85,982.

The broker listed for the property is Ann Strong of Daniel Gale Agency Inc., who can be reached at 631-689-6980. 

Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Children’s Clothing Stores

The first day of school is fast approaching, which means back-to-school shopping season is in full swing, but finding new clothes that parents and kids agree on is easier said than done.

Here to help with that are Long Island Press readers, who voted The Colony Shop the Best Children’s Clothing Store on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. The national winner in that category was Denny’s Childrenswear. Parents with older children should find their way to Tween Boutique, which won Best Tween Fashion Store on Long Island in the competition.

The Colony Shop hand selects each and every piece of clothing in their shop with your child’s comfort and style their No. One concern. They’ve been adhering to their personal motto now for more than 70 years: “Fashion, Quality & Service Come First With Us!!” Whether it’s First Communion outfits, Flower Girl dresses, or anything in between, Long Islanders know that The Colony Shop is the best!

At Denny’s, shoppers will find the ideal place for kids to shop when searching for the latest and greatest styles. From newborns to adolescents, you will be able to find an assortment of fun, trendy swimwear and outerwear designs and accessories—all at an affordable price! Plus, the enthusiastic staff is extremely helpful as you try to locate clothes in the right sizes and colors, making every visit a fantastic shopping experience.

And Tashi Rose Tween Boutique has established itself as the trendiest and most fashion-forward store for tween Long Islanders around! And you won’t have to break the bank to shop here, either. Affordable prices, cool styles that come in a variety of colors and sizes, and a friendly staff who just loves helping shoppers locate the best possible outfit for the first day of school, their first school dance, or any other occasion—Tashi Rose Tween Boutique is definitely the place to be!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit  bestof.longislandpress.com Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Best of Long Island program here.

The Colony Shop is located at 31 E. Main St., Patchogue. They can be reached at 631-475-0070 or thecolonyshop.net

Denny’s Childrenswear has multiple locations that can be found at shopdennys.com

Tashi Rose Tween Boutique is located at 2882 Merrick Rd. in Bellmore. They can be reached at 516-308-7600 or facebook.com/Tashi-Rose-Tween-Boutique

St. Francis Hospital Ranks Among Best in NY, Report Says

St. Francis Hospital
St. Francis Hospital

Roslyn’s St. Francis Hospital is the fifth-best hospital in New York State, according to the latest ranking by U.S. News & World Report, followed by NYU Winthrop Hospital at No. 6.

U.S. News ranks hospitals on a number of measures, including patient survival and readmission rates, and patient experience and safety, among other categories. It’s newest rankings were announced Tuesday.

North Shore University Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital were tied with Albany Medical Center for 13th in the state rankings, followed by Long Island Jewish at 16, Huntington Hospital at 17 and South Nassau Communities Hospital at 18.

New York Presbyterian, Mount Sinai and NYU Langone were the state’s three best local hospitals, according to U.S. News.

Nationally, the list was topped by the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins.

Dunkin’ Drops Donuts in Calif. Name Test

Dunkin’ Donuts is opening a California store that will be called, simply, Dunkin’, dropping the chain’s signature product from the name.

Dunkin’ Brands Inc. said it will test the shortened name at several new stores, with hopes of reminding customers that the outlets are a destination for coffee, albeit one that also sells doughnuts. Dunkin’ Donuts said it won’t make a decision on whether it will fully change its name until late next year, when it expects to start redesigning stores.

News of the test was first reported by Nation’s Restaurant News.