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Chic Oceanfront Water Island Home Asks $4M

An opportunity to own a two-acre oceanfront property is available in this chic estate listed for sale on Atlantic Ocean Walk in the Water Island section of Fire Island.

Built in 1980, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom compound with unobstructed ocean views is in one of the easternmost, most private communities on Long Island’s largest barrier beach.

Besides the 200 feet of ocean frontage, amenities include a large in-ground pool, a wrap-around deck, dock rights on the Great South Bay and it comes fully furnished. It also features an eat-in kitchen, dining room/living room combo and an electric fireplace.

The closest shops and restaurants are two miles west in Davis Park, the easternmost hamlet on FI, and two miles east in Fire Island Pines, one of the island’s two LGBT resort destinations. The ferry to Water Island connects with Patchogue. FI is mostly car-free, although off-road driving permits are available to residents. The home is in the Fire Island School District.

The asking price is $4,000,000, not including the annual property taxes of $7,850.
The real estate agent listed for the property is Carmen Mingolelli of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 631-597-3030. 

The Priestly Origins of a Top-notch French Aperitif

Aligoté, the lesser white of Burgundy, has long been flavored with black currant liqueur, which masked the wine’s traditional second-rate character with a bit of sweet to create one of France’s most popular aperitifs.

Served in cafes since at least the 1840s, the drink was simply known as the “blanc-cassis” until after World War II, when a Catholic priest named Félix Kir became the mayor of Dijon. Kir (pronounced keer) was a colorful character, a former Resistance fighter credited with helping 5,000 Allied prisoners of war escape in 1944 and a proponent of the “twinning” movement that established international sister cities after the war.

Visiting foreign delegations were invariably served the local cheap white with beloved currant liqueur, creme de cassis a splash of Dijon’s beloved currant liqueur, and the lowly blanc-cassis soon became known as the Kir or, when mixed with champagne or other bubbly, the Kir Royale.

Father Kir served as mayor until his death in 1968. Interestingly, producers of Aligoté have significantly stepped up their game in recent years, and a Kir is much more likely  based on a Chablis or other white Burgundy today.

Waiters may offer a blackberry or peach version, but you should demur.

Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Butcher, Sausage & Peppers

November is National Sausage Month, which begs the question, where can one find the most delicious sausage on Long Island?

Press readers helped answer that question when they voted Chub’s Meats Best Butcher on Long Island and Fattusco’s Gourmet Pizza Best Sausage and Peppers Sandwich on Long Island.

Chub’s offers an array of premier meats sliced with the utmost precision, every single time. Plus, those who fall in love with both the product and people at Chub’s Meats can also utilize their catering services when it comes time to plan that Superbowl party or wedding. Chub’s Meats are always a cut above the rest.

And Fattusco’s doesn’t just offer spectacular pizza pies; they also create the most delicious sausage and pepper sandwiches. Whether you have a sweet spot for sausage, peppers, and onion rolls, or scrumptious sausage and pepper heroes, Fattusco’s is the place to be. With your napkin unfolded, mouthwatering and eyes glued to the prize, you will surely lose yourself in a state of sausage-and-peppers bliss as soon as you see one of Fattusco’s masterpieces. It’s no wonder they won for this sandwich for two years in a row!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

Chub’s Meats 2598 Rte. 112, Medford. 631-475-9191. facebook.com/Chubs-Meats

Fattusco’s Gourmet Pizza
1019 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport. 631-651-9777. fattuscos.com

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Named Best Bank in NY

Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Money magazine named Bethpage Federal Credit Union (BFCU) the Best Bank in New York State in the publication’s annual ranking of banks nationwide.

The ranking, which was done in partnership with Bankrate.com, focused on fees, interest rates and account requirements for checking and savings accounts that were compared from more than 800 accounts across the country.

“Bethpage prides itself on offering a full spectrum of products and services to meet the growing financial needs of our members and that means great rates and low fees,” said Wayne Grossé, president and CEO of BFCU. “We are very proud to have been named the ‘best’ and look forward to continuing to be a trusted financial partner to our members.”

BFCU—the largest credit union in the state and the Northeast and the 16th largest in the nation—earned the title with its fee-free Bethpage Bonus Checking that pays 1-percent interest to members, something that is “rare to find,” according to Money magazine. It also requires no minimum monthly balance, no third-party ATM fees and no monthly fees.

Banks were cut from consideration for requiring minimum balances of $1,500 or more to open an amount or avoid monthly fees, among other factors. BFCU allows members to open accounts with just $5.

Manor House on Private Island in Glen Cove Asks $125M

The privacy, views and Gold Coast opulence are second to none at this 46-acre private island that was recently listed for sale just off the coast of the City of Glen Cove.

Dosoris Island, also known as Salutation Island, includes a 12-bedroom, 27,000-square-foot Manor House with 12 bathrooms replete with extraordinary craftsmanship, an eight-stall stable, plus five additional residences that include a guest house, carriage house and groomsman’s cottage. The main house was built in 1919 by the son of JP Morgan.

Among the long list of amenities are a helipad, in-ground pool, deck, terrace, 250-foot dock, a 700-foot sea wall, a beautiful sandy beach and more than 10 acres of underwater rights to surrounding valuable fishing and clamming areas. It also comes with a neighboring 28-acre pond that flows into the Long Island Sound.

The land was originally granted by King George I and purchased by Peter Caverly in 1721 for 200 pounds, according to the listing which describes the offering as “a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The island is nearby downtown Glen Cove, about a mile from the Glen Cove Long Island Rail Road station and is minutes from local country clubs and park preserves. It’s in the Glen Cove School District.

The asking price is $125,000,000.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Bonnie Devendorf of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. She can be reached at 516-759-4800. 

2017 Archi Awards Spotlight Top Long Island Architects

James Prisco speaking to the group (Photo by Bob Giglione)

The Long Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated their 53rd Annual Archi Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19 at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.

The awards recognize excellence in design by local architects and projects with the goal of increasing awareness of outstanding architecture and to honor the architects, clients and consultants who work together to create these projects.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Joseph J. Scarpulla of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding achievement for over 20 years.

The Community Service Award went to John R. Sorrenti of the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for actions that have increased the quality of life within the community.

The Legislator Award was won by New York State Sen. Senator Elaine Phillips (R-Flower Hill) for sponsoring bills that benefit the health, safety and welfare of the community.

Winning the Membership Award was Anthony S. DiProperzio of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding service to the chapter for over 10 years.

The Educator Award title was claimed by Dr. Paul L. Bentel of the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for actions that have increased the quality of life within the community.

Works judged by the Mineola-based nonprofit include residential, commercial, institutional projects and historical renovations as well as interior and sustainable design. 

James Prisco, Joe Scarpella & Martin Hero (Photo by Bob Giglione)
William Brady, John Kelly, Chris Kmieciak, Alexandra MacDonald, Christipher Crans, Maria Caravella, Eldon Smith, Phillip Giordano, Steve Saraniero & Neil MacDonald, all of NFC Architects. (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Joe Cifiarmonte, Ric Statt & Diana Statt (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Glado Hartrat & Christine Poserina (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Todd Harvey, Sal Cocc, Chris Sepp & Ken Garvin (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Edward Butt, Andrea Costllo & TJ Costello (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Michael Hults, Thomas Lanzelotti & Glenn DeSimone (Photo by Bob Giglione)
-Joseph Ianucci, Tim Boyland, Ric Statt & Diana Statt (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Graciella Carrillo, Vincent Bianco, Jake Rivalsi & Jonelle Rivalsi (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Andrew Pollack & Katie Smalheer (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Joseph & Diane Scarpulla & Kathlen Sherman (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Daniella Arcila & Joao Freitas (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Ahmed Arasto, Petra Navratilova, Clara Pierantozzi & Robert Mark (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Dei Alvadreis, Lisa Gross, Jess Licazzi & Rob Manetta (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Dr Jamie Sodova, Veronica James & Luie Castro, all of B Thayer Associates (Photo by Bob Giglione)

LISTNet Awards Honor Long Island Tech All Stars

Patricia Smith, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Cox Automotive (Photo by Bob Giglione)

The Long Island Software & Technology Network, known as LISTnet for short, held their 21st annual LI SummIT Award honoring local tech All Stars on Oct. 16 at The Garden City Hotel.

The winner of The Diamond Award, which honors women in technology, was Patricia Smith, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Cox Automotive.

This year’s honorees included Herman Berliner, Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University; John Bosco Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Northwell Health; Raymond Farrell, Senior Partner and Co-founder of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt; Kim Girards, President and CEO of The Ergonomic Group; Adrienne Giannone, President and CEO of Edge Electronics; Wynne Nowland, CEO of Bradley & Parker; Humera Qazi, Managing Director of KPMG; and Paul Scardino, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations/Engineering and Marketing at Globecomm.

Below are photos from the festive affair:

Dr. Herman Berline and Peter Goldsmith (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Phil Reagile and Manor Bhasen (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Yakov Shamesh, Jerry D’Anneo and Ray Mehta (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Linda Stewart and Rebecca O’Connell (Photo by Bob Giglione)
Justin Giannone, Tracey Altrui, Grace Basil, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Janeen Fink, Adrienne Giannone, Mitch Auerbach, Holly D’Amico and Rob Tomasino (Photo by Bob Giglione)

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Brick Manor Estate on 2 Acres in Hewlett Harbor Asks $2.9M

This century-old, exquisitely restored brick manor estate on more than two acres of gated waterfront property was listed for sale at 207 Everit Ave. in the Village of Hewlett Harbor.

Built in 1918, this five-bedroom home with six ½ bathrooms features a huge backyard and 200 feet of bulkhead with a private dock on Macy Channel, which leads into Hewlett Bay.

The house comes equipped with four fireplaces, four-zone central air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, billiard room, office, gym, vaulted ceilings on the second floor, a loft and partly finished basement.

Outside it has a heated in-ground pool, an outdoor kitchen, three-car detached garage with two lifts, a patio and tennis courts.

This home is located right near the Seawane Golf & Country Club, Grant Park and the Bay Park Golf Course. It is also near the Gibson 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 asking price is $2,999,000, not including the annual property taxes of $45,314.
The real estate agent listed for the property is Donald Rodgers Signature Premier Properties. He can be reached at 631-673-3900.

Found MIA WWII Marine from LI Buried at Arlington

TARAWA, Kiribati - A 3rd Marine Regiment color guard takes its place, July 25, 2015, during a repatriation ceremony in Tarawa, Kiribati. The ceremony honored the remains of approximately 36 Marines who fought and died during the Battle of Tarawa during World War II, and were loaded onto a C-130J Hercules aircraft to be transported back home to the United States. Photo By: Cpl. Matthew Bragg

Seventy-two years after he died in a World War II battle and two years after his remains were found, a U.S. Marine from Long Island was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. 

U.S. Marine Cpl. George Critchley

Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley attended Valley Stream High School in the 1930s after his family moved from his native New Rochelle and before they relocated to New Jersey, according to the New York Daily News. He was 24 when he was among 1,000 US soldiers and sailors killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943.

Critchley, who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, was among 35 solders’ whose remains were found in June 2015 by a non-government organization called History Flight at a battleground burial site on Betio Island, part of the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific, according to the Department of Defense.

The Pentagon identified his remains earlier this year. He was given full military honors upon his burial.

Despite the heavy casualties suffered by American forces, the battle was a victory for the US military because the Gilbert Islands provided the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet a platform from which to launch assaults on the Marshall and Caroline Islands to advance their campaign against Japan, the Pentagon said.

Of 400,000 US service members killed in WWII, nearly 73,000 are still missing and an estimated 26,000 are considered still recoverable.