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Long Island’s 20 Top Tech Companies

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Aceto

Port Washington

Chemical distribution

Aceto manufactures rare ingredients for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutritional, and agricultural industries.

 

American Technical Ceramics

Huntington Station

Electronic components

American Technical Ceramics develops electronics parts for the microwave
and telecommunications industries. Its products focus on several areas,
including wireless communications infrastructure, fiber optic, and medical
electronics.

 

Andrea Electronics Corporation

Bohemia

Anti-noise devices

Andrea Electronics creates microphone devices that eliminate background noise for optimal communication. Its popular products include drive-thru mics and hands-free automotive mics, as well as other interactive technologies.

 

Bovie Medical

Melville

Medical manufacturing

Bovie specializes in electrosurgery products, including generators and accessories, as well as its electrosurgical smoke detectors and evacuators.

 

Comtech Telecommunications

Melville

Telecom equipment

Comtech services the commercial and government sectors with high-performing communications technology. Their products include satellites and location devices, public safety technology, and transmissions technology.

 

Diapulse Corp. of America

Great Neck

Healthcare equipment

Diapulse’s therapeutic technologies help treat chronic pain and injuries, especially after surgery. They also treat several types of ulcers.

 

Enzo Biochem

Farmingdale

Biotechnology

Enzo meets the needs of the ever-changing healthcare industry with its innovative diagnostic methods. With its portfolio of genetic and biological technologies, it runs three subsidiary companies: Enzo Therapeutics, Enzo Life Sciences, and Enzo Clinical Labs.

 

FalconStor Software

Melville

Computer software

FalconStor offers a comprehensive digital data management platform, as well as products that help individuals and companies store their data in an archive in protected network servers.

 

Fat Guy Media

Mineola

Website design, marketing, media, design

Fat Guy Media’s expertise runs the full gamut of media marketing. Its staff can build websites and online portfolios, as well as managing all digital marketing, including social media, emails, content, and search engine.

 

LBi Software

Melville

Custom application development

LBi Software can customize a software program to give companies or organizations the exact functions or data analytics they need. Some of LBi’s high-profile clients include Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and NYCB.

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Managed Technology

Smithtown

Remote desktop management and IT support

Managed Technology helps businesses store and backup their data and manage and organize their online servers, while providing customer service support and keeping up-to-date with the latest business management technologies.

 

Misonix

Farmingdale

Ultrasonic and filtration

Misonix’s ultrasonic technology is used in operating rooms in all 10 of U.S. World and News Report ’s Top 10 Hospitals. Specifically, its ultrasonics are used for neurosurgery, spine surgery, and wound care.

 

Napco Security Systems

Amityville

Security equipment

Napco is a leading security system manufacturer. Its building security devices are equipped with the latest technology, including hybrid WiFi and camera systems, network wireless locking, commercial intrusion detection, and more.

 

P&F Industries

Melville

Hand tools

This manufacturer sells its air-powered power tools and accessories through its subsidiaries in Melville, Continental Tool Group Inc. and Countrywide Hardware, Inc., under private labels of major retailers.

 

Pall Corporation

Port Washington

Filtration, purification

This manufacturer’s Pall Breathing System Filters have become more vital than ever in the Covid-19 pandemic to purify air quality. The company began ramping up production this year.

 

Zebra Technologies

Elmont

Barcode scanners

Formerly Symbol Technologies, Zebra is a leader in barcode scanning technology and industrial mobile computing, which reaches many different industries.

 

Systemax, Inc.

Port Washington

Computer hardware

Systemax provides small to large businesses and individuals, as well as financial, government, and education institutions, with industrial equipment.

 

TCI Technologies

Mineola

IT, managed services

This local, full-service tech company offers expert consulting services to customers across the tristate area, including cybersecurity solutions, IT project management, and cloud and managed services.

 

United-Guardian

Hauppauge

Drugs, cosmetics

United-Guardian handles research, development, and manufacturing of a range of products in the areas of pharmaceuticals, cosmetic ingredients, healthcare, and medical products.

 

Vicon Industries

Hauppauge

Security equipment

Vicon’s security and surveillance equipment protects businesses, schools, hospitals, and cities globally. The company sells several different products, including dome cameras, box cameras, and bullet cameras.

 

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Historic, Castle-Like North Fork Home Asks $2.2M

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The “Rosemary,” a historic, bayfront home with a castle-like appearance, is listed for sale at 3345 Bay Shore Rd. in Greenport. 

The North Fork home is defined by its two rounded, pointed towers connected on either side of the house. This symmetrical design has been preserved from when the home was built in 1878. In the early 1900s, the house was moved by barge from its original location on Maple Lane to its current spot on the bay.

Views of the water, Pipes Cove, and Shelter Island are sweeping from indoors through panels of windows in the back of the house. A separate — but matching — two-car garage sits to the side of the green .37 acres and has an outdoor shower. There’s also access to a small beach and boat dock in the backyard.

“Rosemary” is 1,900 square feet of potential and ready for someone to come in and design it as their own. There are period wood floors throughout and a gas fireplace in the living room. The eat-in kitchen is small but quaint, and there’s a full basement with Bilco doors and a crawl space.

This home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is part of the Wickham Park development and situated in the Greenport school district.

The asking price is $2,200,000, not including the annual property tax of $12,703.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Beth Pike, of Islands End Real Estate, who can be reached at 631-734-8762, and Cheri Wirth, of Sound Bay Real Estate.

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Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine Dean to Retire This Year

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Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky. (Photo courtesy Stony Brook University)

Dr. Ken Kaushansky, Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences (SVPHS) at Stony Brook University, will retire this year, College President Maurie McInnis announced Monday.

Kaushansky will step down as dean on Jan. 31 and remain SVPHS through the end of the school semester, until June 30, McInnis wrote in a letter to Stony Brook staff and faculty.

“Ken’s impact on this institution and on healthcare on Long Island will be felt for years to come,” McInnis said. “There will be ample opportunity over the coming months to recognize his professional contributions to Stony Brook. In the meantime, please join me in thanking and wishing Ken the very best as he wraps up a significant Stony Brook career.”

Kaushansky was appointed to his leadership positions at Stony Brook in July 2010. Over the past decade, he oversaw a restructuring of the School of Medicine, Clinical Practice Plan, and University Hospital, “fostering cooperation, coordination, and growth,” McInnis said.

That growth included expanding the University Hospital with the addition of beds, the Children’s Hospital, the new site of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, and the Medicine and Research Translation building.

“Ken and his team have created a true healthcare system, growing from the single hospital and 800 faculty physicians, practicing almost exclusively within 3 miles of campus, to four hospitals, over 1000 faculty physicians and over 150 affiliated physicians, practicing in approximately 200 sites all through Suffolk County,” McInnis said.

She added that Kaushansky helped enhance the curriculum for Stony Brook’s medical students, as well as growing the college’s research programs, which have studied the SARS-CoV2 virus and Covid-19.

“Ken’s plans allow us to conduct an orderly transition to new leadership,” McInnis concluded. “I will soon solicit nominations for an Interim Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine, and outline plans for a national search for our next Senior Vice President of Stony Brook Medicine. I appreciate the support of SBM leaders and colleagues in making this a smooth and successful transition.”

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Who Makes The Best Pancakes on Long Island?

Stacked high or low, we think that Long Islanders can agree that the pancake is one of the best foods to enjoy for breakfast. But which local eatery makes the best pancakes?

Long Islanders voted CJ’s Coffee Shop Best Pancakes on Long Island in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth in the morning — or any pretty much any time of the day— more than pancakes, and for Long Island residents, CJ’s Coffee Shop has perfected the craft of creating a fluffy meal dedicated to make your stomach happy.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic buttermilk stack, looking to splurge on chocolate chip or mix it up with a with a hint of peanut butter on top, every order comes with a savory side of turkey sausage, bacon, ham and coffee or tea so that you can start your day on the right foot!

CJ’s Coffee Shop is located at 225 N. Long Beach Rd. in Rockville Centre. It can be reached at 516-766-9107 or cjscoffeeshop.com

To find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.

To read more Best of Long Island Spotlights, visit longislandpress.com/category/boli-spotlight

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Spacious & Cozy Manhasset Tudor Asks $2.2M

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A spacious and cozy, early 20th-century Tudor home in Manhasset is listed for sale at 539 Manhasset Woods Rd.

Built in 1928, the stucco house’s exterior gives it an old-world aesthetic — as does the arched doorway. Stone and brick accent the front in a particular pattern to fit the distinct design.

Inside, a grand entrance foyer greets all who arrive. Further in, the formal living room has high, cathedral ceilings with wood beams and plenty of space all around, plus, one of the home’s two fireplaces. There’s also a formal dining room next to the living room. 

The eat-in kitchen has a large island in the middle with three high seats and its own informal dining area. It also has its own pantry and granite countertops. Then, there is a sunken living room — more informal, as well, with a large screen to project films on.

This five-bedroom house, which is about 5,300 square feet, features five and a half bathrooms, a private office, home gym, a powder room, storage space, walk-in closets, and a finished basement with full, walk-out access. Also, the home includes a legal accessory apartment. 

Outside, there is a three-car garage and circular driveway. The house sits upon a slight hill and is a short drive from the Long Island Rail Road, major highways, shopping, and country clubs. It is located in the Port Washington school district.

The asking price is $2,295,000, not including the annual property tax of $56,93.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Nicholas Liappas and Kristen Vlahopoulos, both of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who can be reached at 516-627-2800.

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Long Island Press Launches Home Pros, A Tool For Hiring Home Services Professionals

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Finding a local reliable contractor to make repairs to your home can be a daunting task — but now, LI Home Pros is here to help. 

New Yorkers can quickly access a roster of professionals and arm themselves with valuable information to help with hiring. 

Now, the LI Home Pros directories can be found on all of Schneps’ Long Island channels, including Dan’s Papers, Long Island Press, Behind the Hedges, and Noticias

Chock full of contractors, architects, electricians, landscapers, agents, lenders and other home specialists, LI Home Pros provides project galleries, bio information, testimonials, and contact information so you can reach out to them directly.

Or you can let the LI Home Pros Concierge, a live online chat, do the work for you — for free. 

Here’s how it works: Provide your location and budget, and a real person — not a bot — will match you with local pros. If you’d prefer Concierge over the phone, just tell us what you’re looking for and our knowledgeable concierge will help you — even check in periodically to see how your search is going. Check out LI Home Pros here

The LI Home Pros program is an extension of NYC Home Pros, a trusted home services section that has been successfully connecting businesses with thousands of Brooklyn and NYC homeowners, buyers, and sellers for over a decade. The NYC Home Pros directories can be found on Brownstoner, amNewYork, QNS, Brooklyn Paper, and Bronx Times. 

Are you a home services professional on Long Island looking for exposure to an engaged audience of more than 4 million monthly visitors? Sign up for LI Home Pros here. Schneps takes no fee from any job you book through the service. 

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OpEd: Where is Vaccine For Assisted Living Staff And Residents?

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By Lisa Newcomb, Executive Director, Empire State Association of Assisted Living

From the earliest days of planning for the development and distribution of an efficacious COVID-19 vaccination, those working in our nation’s congregate care settings for seniors, including assisted living communities, were prioritized as first in line to be vaccinated, and rightfully so: the population they serve has been universally identified as among the most vulnerable.

In the first months of the pandemic, a common criticism was that there was not enough attention or resources given to long term care settings, including assisted living, and there was outsized attention paid to hospitals. Whether it be PPE, staffing or financial assistance, the hospitals were always first in line. Perhaps, to some extent, that was appropriate, but not to the detriment of other vulnerable sectors. That should have been a valuable lesson learned as adult care facilities/assisted living residences continue to suffer from a lack of resources and a potentially high incidence of COVID among the frailest of our seniors.

That’s why we are baffled that now, weeks into the vaccination process, not one assisted living staff person or resident has received the vaccine. Yes, we understand that there is limited supply, and the decision has been made to vaccinate other populations first. But how is it that funeral directors, hospital discharge planners, firefighters and other frontline and congregate care setting staff have begun receiving the vaccine and assisted living workers serving very frail elderly residents have not? More shocking are recent reports that hospitals are hoarding the vaccine for all their staff and rejecting pleas to offer it to other critical health care workers in the community.

This is unconscionable and illogical considering the vulnerable resident population served.  Assisted living residents and staff deserve better. Vaccines should be made available to staff immediately and residents as soon thereafter as the supply grows.  Otherwise, the state unnecessarily risks a repeat of the large number of nursing home resident deaths that occurred in the beginning months of the pandemic.

Lisa Newcomb is Executive Director of the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), comprised of over 300 Adult Care Facilities throughout New York State, serving more than 30,000 residents. Contact Lisa at ESAAL 518-371-2573 ext. 203.

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The Weekender: What to do on Long Island Jan. 1-3

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CRESLI SEAL WALKS 
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island will be hosting informational walks and talks about seals at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton, where participants can also view and photograph seals. Proceeds will go to coastal research efforts. 975 Dune Rd., Westhampton Beach. cresli.org $3-$5 suggested donation. Now-May 2.

NEW YEAR’S HIKE
Experience the winter solitude of Montauk’s 3,000-acre Hither Woods in this day-after-New-Year’s 8-mile hike. The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will hike past such famous features as Split Rock, the Devil’s Cradle and Ram Level before reaching Rod’s Valley on the shore of Fort Pond Bay. Meet at the Hither Hills Overlook parking lot, north side of Route 27. Bring food, liquids and a face mask. Call Rick Whalen at 631-267-6608 or email richardwhalen@optonline.net to register. Hither Woods Preserve, Montauk. ehtps.org 10 a.m. Jan. 2.

SUPERHEROES OF THE SKY
Meet Sweetbriar Nature Center’s birds of prey on this educational walking tour. Proceeds go to food and medicine for the nature center’s animals. 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. sweetbriarnc.org $5-$10. 11 a.m. Jan. 2.

SIGNIFICANCE OF KWANZAA 
Ama Karikari-Yawson, founder of Milestales, will introduce the principles, practice and history of the traditions of Kwanzaa in this enlightening Zoom session. riverheadlibrary.org 2 p.m. Jan. 2.

Related Story: New Year’s Day Events on Long Island 2021

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Long Island Press Seeking Interns for 2021

The Long Island Press is seeking interns to work in the editorial department of the region’s premier news and lifestyle publication covering Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The Press, which has a history dating back two centuries, has earned hundreds of honors from local, New York State, and national journalism organizations for its editorial excellence. 

The Press is owned by Bayside-based Schneps Media, one of the largest local news chains in New York State with more than 70 newspapers and websites across LI, New York City, Westchester, and Philadelphia. Sister publications include the Queens Courier, The Brooklyn Paper, The Bronx Times, and many more.

Interns at the Press will get hands-on newsroom experience working with seasoned professionals. They will research, report, and write news and feature stories to be published in the monthly print edition as well as on the daily website. Prior Press interns have gone on to write for The New York Daily News, Newsday, and The New York Times.

Spring internships are available from late January through April, summer internships run from May to August, and fall internships are open September to December. Applicants should be college students majoring in English, journalism, or communications. Experience writing for a school newspaper is encouraged, but not required.

Applicants can email their resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Editor-In-Chief Timothy Bolger at tbolger@longislandpress.com

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2022 Best of Long Island Contest Nominations Now Being Accepted

Those looking to nominate their favorite local businesses and people in the coveted 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest need to submit nominees by August 31.

The competition is fierce, as evident by the tens of thousands of nominations made in last year’s contest. Nominations are made by visiting bestof.longislandpress.com, clicking the “Nominate Now” button and entering the name and contact information for the local business or person you want to enter into the contest.

Once the nomination period closes, the top nominees will be advanced to the official ballot. The voting period runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. Each of the dozens of categories will have one local winner and, where applicable, one national winner. The winners of the 2021 contest will be announced early next year.

Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the 18th annual Bethpage Best of Long Island competition has grown into the largest business awards program in the history of LI.

The contest offers participants a chance to nominate and vote on businesses in dozens of subcategories within each category, ranging from restaurants to automotive and everything in between.

Good luck!

To find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com 

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