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Spectacular Roslyn Harbor Colonial Asks $2.7M

This exceptional pristine brick Colonial that is sure to please with its fabulous flow, grace, and charm is listed for sale at 55 Dogwood Ave. in the Village of Roslyn Harbor.

Built in 2007 on a serene, private one-acre lot, this six-bedroom home has five and a half bathrooms, and a family room with a fireplace and French doors leading to the backyard patio.

The house features an eat-in chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, formal dining room, living room, and a maid’s room. The second-floor master suite has a sitting area and fireplace. There is also a playroom on the second floor. The fully finished basement with 10-foot ceilings includes a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and great room.

The house comes equipped with central air conditioning, full-house generator, and in-ground sprinklers. Outside it has a large koi pond with a rock streaming waterfall, and a heated three-car attached garage.

The property is within walking distance of the Greenvale Long Island Rail Road station. It’s nearby the William Cullen Bryant Preserve and a short drive from multiple nearby country clubs. It is zoned for highly ranked Roslyn School District.

The asking price is $2,795,000, not including the annual property taxes of $55,709.

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

Long Island Team Is Changing The Game With Top-Notch Service on Long Island And In Queens

Michael W. Stanco, Michael Misiti

Meet the team that is changing the game when it comes to servicing the Long Island and Queens real estate market, simultaneously. The Stanco-Misiti Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate is growing every day and was created with a clear vision in mind.

“We found a void in the industry to fill and we have done so quickly and effectively. The ability to supply a high level of service to sellers and buyers in both these regions, Long Island and Queens, has put us on a path that no other agent has really done before”, says team leader Michael Stanco.

Sellers place a lot of confidence in them to guide them and every decision made is in the client’s best interest. Buyers often seek out this team out to not only find the right house but to properly negotiate the best price and terms.

Michael Stanco has been a strong player in the real estate game for quite some time. He has been an integral part of some of the most prestigious property, land and homes sales in his 16 year career.

An alumni of the New York Stern School of Business and a graduate from the masters program at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Michael has gained the respect of his community and colleagues, and has always looked at real estate as more of a lifestyle versus a job, given that he grew up in the business and also helps run a successful development and construction company with his father, Les Stanco.

Before Michael Misiti started selling real estate, he owned and ran successful businesses in the sports industry, including a renowned tennis academy, trained world-class athletes and was the head coach at the university level. With multiple degrees from Fordham University, his acumen in running prosperous companies has catapulted him into the real estate business and is constantly working to brand the team and grow its market share. Having lived in both Queens and Long Island, he brings a unique perspective to servicing the client’s needs.

Ludmilla (Milla) Stanco, with her experience, integrity, dedication and knowledge has had a stellar real estate career on the North Shore of Long Island for over 25 years. She has set new sales records and standards making her one of the most sought after brokers and marketing experts for exclusive homes and developments. Her steady stream of repeat clients is a testament to her work ethic and a credit to successful deals she has put together.


Social media for a new generation of marketing and branding has given the team a new outlet in which to promote their properties and business. Instagram, Facebook and YouTube have brought in unique opportunities to reach an audience on another level. Property Spark recently recognized The Stanco-Misiti Team as having #30 Best Social Media in Real Estate.


They have a special background in new construction development deals. Investors have looked to this team to guide the process from start to finish. From initial selection of the site to actually working with the developer to create the type of residence that will attract buyers and sell for top dollar, this team is well equipped to handle all aspects of a New Build.

In 2016, the team set a 10-year price record for single family home sales in all of Queens County with a deal over $4,000,000 in Douglaston. The following year in 2017, the team accomplished one of the top 5 sales in all of Nassau County with a new construction sale over $5,100,000 in Upper Brookville. But they will be the first to tell you that they work in all price ranges, not just the high end. Their mind set is that each client and deal is important. Referrals are a big part of their business.

The team is a full service one-stop shop for all things real estate. They cover every aspect and is designated as being in the top 4% of the entire company at D ouglas Elliman Real Estate, which is the largest residential real estate brokerage in New York and boasts over 7,000 agents in over 118 offices nationwide. Besides Long Island and Queens, they do a lot of business in Manhattan too.

7 Best Places To Relax on Long Island


Old Westbury Gardens.

Old Westbury Gardens
The former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps, and their four children  is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours, programs, museum exhibits, concerts, and more. 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. 516-333-0048, oldwestburygardens.org

Since 1995, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian has been a refuge for individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, the military, and all vulnerable populations. Offering therapeutic horseback riding lessons, Pal-O-Mine’s mission is to provide specialized equine programs using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Programs include adaptive horseback riding for individuals with disabilities such as autism, anxiety, ADHD, neurological disorders, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and others. Pal-O-Mine offers individual, family and group therapy sessions focusing on grief, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction. 829 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia, 631-348-1389, pal-o-mine.org

BEST WINE BARThe Wine Cellar on Main
The price is right and so is the mood at this casual, lively village venue in the heart of downtown Northport, especially on weekends, when live music fills the air. You don’t need to be an oenophile to enjoy what the sommelier has uncorked. You can get a table, sit at the bar, or stand in the back and chat with your friends. On the menu are small, tapas-style plates of tasty food, or you can order an entree from a nearby restaurant that delivers. We’ll drink to that! 70 Main Street, Northport, 631-651-5555, thewinecellaronmain.com

Dr. Kelly Mattone 
When you want to look your best in just a day, head over to Dr. Kelly Mattone at Medical Aesthetic Studio. Their services are custom designed to provide men and women with non-surgical cosmetic alternatives that may erase years from the face and sculpt inches off the body. Dr. O’Malley-Mattone offers private complimentary consultations and performs a thorough hands-on examination based on your personal concerns and individual needs. 8 Bond Street, Suite 200, Great Neck, 516-482-2424, aesthetic-associates.com

BEST MASSAGEGlowinskin Esthetics
Let all your tension go at Glowinskin Esthetics, Long Island’s go-to place for a massage. Your muscles not only go through the daily wear and tear of everyday life, but they become tense just from the stress you encounter. The expert masseuses at Glowinskin are there to help ease that tension with their touch. One visit to Glowinskin, and you’ll feel like a new person! 267 Sea Cliff Ave., Suite #1, Sea Cliff, 516-801-4668, glowinskinesthetics.com


The Garden City Hotel

Garden City Hotel
There’s nothing like the Garden City Hotel, Long Island’s landmark of gracious hospitality and first-class service. This elegant and historic hotel welcomes guests into spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites, and delights with an array of new dining experiences, including David Burke’s Red Salt Room. Explore all that this iconic address has to offer in the heart of picturesque Garden City. The lush, manicured grounds and recently restored event spaces of the hotel create an unmatched setting for your next meeting or social event. 45 7th St., Garden City, 516-747-3000, gardencityhotel.com


Jones Beach State Park is the biggest draw, but not only thing to see on Jones Beach Island. (WikiMedia)

Jones Beach State Park
The most famous state park on Long Island is in a class all its own. Popular in the summer months for its seemingly endless beach, the park is in many ways the crown jewel of our dear Island. The park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, many of whom make the annual pilgrimage to the Bethpage Air Show—always a high-flying extravaganza. When things cool down a bit during the summer evenings, Long Islanders move from the beach to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, which hosts live performances by some of the top names in music! 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-785-1600, jonesbeach.com


Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Step 1: Visit bestoflongisland.com

Step 2: Click “Nominate Now”

Step 3: Select a category and enter the information about the person or business you with to nominate

Step 4: Click “Submit”

Step 5: Repeat for all of your favorite people and businesses

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com

Serene Amityville Victorian Asks $699,888

This gorgeous Victorian with a wrap-around porch and stunning interior that combines Old World charm with modern amenities is listed for sale at 45 Coles Ave. in the Village of Amityville.

Built in 1885 on a one-acre lot, this oasis of a three-bedroom home has two and a half bathrooms, high ceilings, and hardwood floors throughout. The backyard boasts an in-ground saltwater pool.

It features a new eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel Energy Star appliances, a formal dining room, formal living room, center hall, and den on the first floor. The second-floor master bedroom has a full bathroom and balcony overlooking the backyard. The washer and dryer are also on the second flood.

The basement has a wine cellar and root cellar. Outside it has a patio and a carriage house.

The property is nearby several local parks, downtown Amityville and less than a mile from the Amityville Long Island Rail Road station. It’s located in the Amityville School District.

The asking price is $699,888, not including the annual property taxes of $12,136.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Matthew Arnold and Janet Maffucci of Netter Real Estate Inc. They can be reached at 631-661-5100.

Long Island International Film Expo Returns to Bellmore

The Loyalist will be screening at the film festival.

With the 22nd annual Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) returning July 12 to 18, this year’s schedule includes some of the best short and feature-length independent films from around the world, which will be shown at the historic Bellmore Movies.

LIIFE is the premiere filmmaker community on Long Island. The expo offers networking opportunities in a 350-seat theater, press and media opportunities, a convenient filmmakers lounge, and several discussion panels with topics ranging from distribution, to scriptwriting, to legal music, and a filmmaker panel/breakfast.

Some of this year’s films include LI premieres such as Daniel Schechter’s, Safe Spaces starring Justin Long (New Girl), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor), Kate Berlant (Ghosted) and Becky Ann Baker (The Blacklist), Eddie McGee’s (formerly of Commack) pilot, Eddie’s, starring Eddie McGee and George Wendt (Cheers), Sal Del Giudice’s To Make a Long Story Short, Andrew Henriques’ The $500 Dress, Kenneth R. Frank’s Family Obligations, Justin Portaros’ Kid, The Moon, William LiPera’s The Rest of My Life,Tom Cassese’s Zoul, James’ Hardy’s Be There Soon, Christian Plingo’s Sometimes, We Never Really Change, and Max Hechtman’s Stories of Strength and Hope: Preventing Youth Suicide.

New York premieres include Eli Hershko’s Fairytale, Jacki Xerri’s Teen Night and Ruckzuck, David Chai’s Pass the Buck and Jimmy Bie’s The Badge.

World premieres include Shirley’s Fred Carpenter’s Interview with the Hitman starring Kevin Brown, Robert M. Sansivero’s The Loyalist, Gregg A. Dacosta’s The Last Sound, and Rob Graydon’s Father.

Other LIIFE films include such notables as James Dreyfus (Notting Hill), Ben Wilbond (Ghosts), Tim DeKay (American Crime), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Bianca Marroquin (Fosse/Verdon), Evan Alex (Us), Navid Negahban (Legion), Fred Willard (Modern Family), Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Ms. Maisel), Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Carol Channing (The Love Boat), Mitzi Gaynor (South Pacific), Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil), Betsy Baker (Sharp Objects), Norman Lear (One Day at a Time), Tom Smothers (The Informant!) and Kay Ballard (The Mothers-in-Law).

Most of the panels at this year’s Long Island International Film Expo (except for the Breakfast panel) are free and include: “From Script to Screen – How to create, finance, and distribute independent content in the digital age,” “How to Market Yourself in the Acting Biz,” “How to get an agent,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Independent Filmmaking- Breakfast Panel,” “The Write Stuff’ Panel on Scriptwriting,” and our widely popular, “Directors’ Audition Panel.” For more information and to get your reservation tickets, visit longislandfilm.com/panels-events

Opening the Long Island International Film Expo on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. this year will be the Young Filmmakers Showcase. LIIFE is proudly showcasing films from students of the Long Island High School of the Arts, Barry Tech, and Long Beach High School, as well as various young independent filmmakers, the youngest being 15 years old. This is the third consecutive year LIIFE has held the YFS and it is now one of the many highlights of the film expo.

Honorees for this year include Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods with a Creative Achievement Award and Director John A. Gallagher with a LIIFETime Career Achievement Award. Kevin Brown from 30 Rock will be the host, and actor Christopher Roach from Kevin Can Wait will be one of the presenters. Celebrities always appear schedule permitting, and more will likely sign on before the closing party on Thursday, July 18. To buy tickets for the closing night party, go to longislandfilm.com/awards-ceremony

Bellmore Movies is located at 222 Pettit Avenue in Bellmore.

Movers & Shakers: New Hires and Promotions

Edward Lieberman

Edward Lieberman
The Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) elected Edward Lieberman, mayor of the Village of Sea Cliff, the group’s new president. The NCVOA represents 64 incorporated villages with more than 450,000 residents.

Laura M. Dilimetin

Laura M. Dilimetin

Dilimetin has joined Rosenberg Fortuna & Laitman, LLP in its Garden City office. The seasoned litigator who has managed the litigation departments of several top-rated firms is a partner in the litigation group.

Paul Hagan

Paul Hagan

Hagan was named as First Central Savings Bank’s new president and chief operating officer. He replaces Ed Petrosky. Hagan brings more than 30 years of industry leadership experience to First Central.

Nina McCann

Nina McCann

McCann joined the accounting firm Citrin Cooperman in Melville as Marketing Manager supporting the New York City and Long Island offices. Citrin Cooperman is a national accounting, tax, and business advisory services firm.

Paul Vecker

Paul Vecker

Vecker has been named the next president and CEO of Macrolease Corporation, an equipment finance company dedicated to the fitness industry. He is succeeding Daniel West, who founded Macrolease in 1969. Vecker has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Marie Saint-Cyr

Marie Saint-Cyr

Saint-Cyr is the new program associate for Westbury Arts, a community-based organization that creates and promotes art in the Village of Westbury. She is an artist, art teacher and project manager who worked as a teacher for Westbury Arts Summer Arts Camp.

Lorenzo San Martin

Lorenzo San Martin

San Martin has joined Vanderbilt Financial Group as the company’s new IT Manager. He was previously employed at Northwest Securities as a Network Administrator.

Danielle Montalto-Bly

Danielle Montalto-Bly

Montalto-Bly joined the Valley Streambased law firm of Cohen Montalto P.C. Montalto-Bly will lead the firm’s new office in Manhattan, where she will head up the firm’s practice handling complex, high-net-worth divorces.

What is The Best Day Spa on Long Island?

A little rest and relaxation never hurt anyone and pampering oneself is always a good thing, but where’s the best place to go for a back massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure?

Long Islanders voted Dr. Kelly Mattone the Best Day Spa on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.

When you want to look your best in just a day, head over to Dr. Kelly Mattone at Medical Aesthetic Studio. Their services are custom designed to provide men and women with non-surgical cosmetic alternatives to erase years from the face and sculpt inches off the body. Dr. O’Malley Mattone offers private complimentary consultations and performs a thorough hands on examination based on your personal concerns and individual needs.

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Dr. Kelly Mattone is located at 8 Bond Street, Suite 200, Great Neck. She can be treached at 516-482-2424 or aesthetic-associates.com

Waterfront Island Park Ranch Asks $849,876

Offering serene views of Reynolds Channel is this beachy waterfront ranch listed for sale at 192 Seaview Ave. in the Village of Island Park.

Built in 1987 in the Barnum Island section of the village, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has 2,500 square feet of living space with an open floor plan. The breathtaking backyard on the open bay has a multi-level deck, brand new vinyl bulkhead, and a floating dock with a ramp.

The house features an eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. It also has a formal dining room, den, living room, and a huge attic on the second floor.

It comes equipped with a gas fireplace, porcelain floor tiles with radiant heat, and a recently replaced roof. Outside it has an attached garage, a patio, and 75 feet of water frontage.

The property is located five blocks from the Island Park Long Island Rail Road station, downtown Island Park and less than two miles from the Long Beach oceanfront. It is in the Island Park School District.

The asking price is $849,876, not including the annual property taxes of $10,739, which comes to $8,880 after Star Exemption.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Thomas Tripodi of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. He can be reached at 516-432-3400.

Frontier Airlines Marks One Millionth Passenger at Long Island MacArthur Airport

Frontier Airlines recently celebrated its one millionth passenger at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Frontier Airlines recently celebrated its one millionth passenger to board a flight on one of its planes at Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) in Ronkonkoma.

Airline workers, customers, community members, and Town of Islip officials that operate LIMA gathered for the celebration on June 26 along with the one millionth passenger. The passenger, who was on an Atlanta-bound flight, won a travel voucher for a future Frontier Airlines flight.

“We’re very excited to celebrate one million passengers in Islip,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier Airlines senior vice president of commercial. “We are incredibly appreciative of the remarkable support from the community and our outstanding airport partner. We look forward to continuing to grow our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ service in Islip.”

Since beginning service at LIMA in 2017, Frontier has grown its presence steadily and now offers eight non-stop routes from there. Frontier Airlines serves the following destinations, seasonally and year-round, nonstop from LIMA: Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers. Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Its newest nonstop city from LIMA is Raleigh-Durham, which launched April 30.

“Frontier offers a variety of choices for passengers traveling from our area, and also boosts local tourism as we welcome visitors to discover all Long Island has to offer,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Denver, Frontier boasts the youngest fleet in the industry, comprising more than 85 Airbus A320 aircraft. It serves more than 100 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Dominican Republic, and Mexico, bringing many new options to Long Island.

Besides Frontier, 1.6 million LIMA customers annually also enjoy flights on American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The three carriers currently provide service to 10 cities nonstop, and connect to hundreds of destinations worldwide from the airport. 

“Frontier Airlines values the convenience we offer customers at MacArthur Airport,” said Aviation Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. “They understand Long Island residents do not want to fight traffic, stand in long lines, and deal with crowded New York City airport terminals. In turn, Frontier provides low fares and many nonstop options that make traveling easy and inexpensive. Frontier understands the attractiveness of smaller metro airports, reflecting industry trends and traveler preference.” 

Long Island Hospitality Ball Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research

The Hospitality Ball was held June 24 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Photo by Ed Shin

The Baldwin brothers were on the scene for the Long Island Hospitality Ball, which raised money for the nonprofit Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on June 25.

Honorees were David C. Drucker, executive vice president of sales for Empire Merchants,
John Murray Jr., owner of Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, and Richard J. Scholem, restaurant consultant and critic, who won the Ed Lowe Media Award.

Photos by Ed Shin.

2019 Ms. Long Island Michelle Pierrot & 2018 Ms. Long Island Briana Siaca. Photo by Ed Shin
Richard Bruno. Photo by Ed Shin
Keith Hart and Heather Hart with Gail King. Photo by Ed Shin
Asia Lee. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to r.: Chrissy Bogue, (Suzanne Chimera, Dean Riskin from Hair We Share) Connie Henriquez. Photo by Ed Shin
Daniel and Stephen Baldwin. Photo by Ed Shin
The 70’s Band. Photo by Ed Shin
Priscilla Arena – Founder of SASI. Photo by Ed Shin
Jacqueline Horvath. Photo by Ed Shin
L to R – James Christian Sardelli, Michael Herman, Paula Herman. Asaf German (Leukemia and Lymphoma man of the year). Photo by Ed Shin
Wesley Walker with Date night with Connie and Chrissy. Photo by Ed Shin
Richard Bruno and Carolyn Cipriano. Photo by Ed Shin
John Murray Jr., owner of Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall. Photo by Ed Shin
David C. Drucker, executive vice president of sales for Empire Merchants. Photo by Ed Shin
Richard J. Scholem, restaurant consultant. Photo by Ed Shin