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Remodeled Bayfront Brookhaven Home Asks $1.3M

This newly renovated home with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop deck offering stunning views of the Great South Bay and Fire Island is listed for sale at 17 Ocean Pl. in Brookhaven.

Built in 1953, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with an open concept layout was renovated to meet FEMA standards in 2014. It is located across the street from a sandy beach.

The house comes equipped with a kitchen, living room/dining room combo, sun room, and fireplace. Outside it has a porch, detached one-car garage and dock rights.

The property is nearby parks such as the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, the Model Airplane Park and the Bellport Country Club. It’s also nearby downtown Bellport and about two miles from the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station. It’s located in the South Country School District.

The asking price is $1,395,000, not including the annual property taxes of $7,768.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Christine Schaeffer of Eileen A. Green Realty Corp. She can be reached at 631-286-3366.

Who Makes The Best Wings on Long Island?

What’s Sunday Night Football without a plate of wings to eat while you watch the game? 

Long Islanders voted Vito’s Ristorante the Best Wings on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition.

Long Islanders love Buffalo wings, and nobody on the island does them better than Vito’s Ristorante & Pizza. We’re talking serious heat if you order them extra spicy. If you’re not brave enough, Vito’s wings also come in medium and mild; a perfect choice for parties, game day, or dinnertime – no matter your spice tolerance!

If you’re still hungry after wings, Vito’s has a pizza with your name on it, as well as Italian-American classics from pasta to chicken, veal, and seafood. The family-friendly restaurant reflects the old-world values of the Sicilian immigrants whose son took over the family business and opened Vito’s to share these traditional recipes with you.

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program beginning Oct. 1.

Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria is located at 91 Forest Ave., Glen Cove. They can be reached at 516-759-1366 or vitospizzany.com

Kings Point Estate With Manhattan Views, Indoor Pool Asks $20M

This spectacular private Gold Coast estate boasting breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline and glorious sunsets is listed for sale at 5 Horizon Way in the Village of Kings Point. 

Built in 1986, this Contemporary architectural masterpiece is the epitome of sophistication and luxury, offering year-round, grand-scale entertaining both indoors and outdoors. The magnificent five-bedroom home has six bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and is situated on a two-acre lushly landscaped lot complete with a private dock, indoor in-ground pool and spa. 

The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, den, office, a fully finished basement and two fireplaces. Outside it has a porch and an attached three-car garage.

The home is about three miles from the Little Neck Long Island Rail Road station, and about four miles minutes from the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway.

For adventures outside the house, it is conveniently located nearby Kings Point Park, Steppingstone Park and the American Merchant Marine Museum.

The house is zoned for Great Neck School District, which had its high school ranked No. 30 in New York State and 195 in the country in U.S. News and World Report‘s annual school report.

The asking price is $20,000,000, not including the annual property taxes of $169,462.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Ilene Parsont of S. Sharf Realty, Inc. She can be reached at 516-773-6677.

ToothDocs: The Dentists That Make Children Smile

Dr. Steven Kauftheil of Toothdocs and his wife Dr.Nazli Diba of Toothdocs Kids.

As summer turns to fall and kids return to school, the time is right for parents to renew efforts to teach their children proper dental hygiene habits while refocusing on their own.

For young children, it is critical that they start early to form lifelong habits of brushing, take care of their teeth and not fear visits to the dentist. And when parents are getting back into shape after the summer, it is an ideal time to teach their little ones to care for their teeth properly.

“Making some simple and easy choices is a great way to get your kids interested in an overall healthy lifestyle that will serve them well as they get older,” says Dr. Nazli Diba of Toothdocs. “Ensuring that they develop the right brushing and flossing habits and receive regular dental checkups from a young age will greatly reduce the occurrence of future cavities, gum disease, and other issues.”

Dr. Diba should know, since she leads Toothdocs Kids, the pediatric dentistry division of the Roslyn-based practice, previously known as North Shore Family Dental Care. Her husband Dr. Steven Kauftheil leads the overall practice, making this a family affair — a fact that puts patients at ease. The practice also offers general treatment, family care, cosmetic dentistry and emergency treatment at offices on Long Island and in Manhattan, which is a great option for patients who live on LI but work in the city.

Toothdocs Kids focuses on a broad spectrum of dental needs for children, adolescents, and kids with special needs. The pediatric dental team is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health in children, from infancy through young adulthood.

For those not sure where to start with their kids’ dental care, Toothdocs Kids can help with that too, by giving new parents a roadmap. For example, the office staff can show parents that they should start wiping infants’ gums with a wet cloth after feedings, begin the habit of brushing as soon as baby’s first teeth come in, and make their first dentist appointment soon after that.

“Children shouldn’t be afraid of their pediatric dentist, but we know that the unknown can be scary, particularly for a toddler,” says Dr. Diba. “That is why it is essential to find a pediatric dentist who is both gentle and understanding, and who provides children with a simple and comforting explanation for every technique and treatment they use.”

Having healthy brushing and flossing habits is essential, but they certainly don’t replace the need to visit the dentist on a regular basis. It is recommended that children receive a dental cleaning and general checkup once every six months. Other conventional procedures might also include fluoride treatments to increase tooth strength as well as dental sealants, which are used to prevent decay on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.

From simple dental cleanings to complex root canals, the Toothdocs group also offers a wide range of dental treatments and services that provide patients not only with the procedures they need but the peace of mind they deserve. Toothdocs’ mission is to provide patient-centered care, professional, technologically current dental services, with a commitment to excellence.

Complete oral health is the long-term goal but ensuring patients’ comfort is the immediate priority. For patients who may be anxious about their dental treatment, Toothdocs offers different levels of sedation to ensure comfort.

The office does its best to make services affordable by tailoring treatment plans to meet patients’ budgets and work with them to offer custom and flexible payment plans. Toothdocs also works with more than a dozen insurance carriers, so call to make an appointment today!

Toothdocs is located at 1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 106, in Roslyn, and 630 Fifth Ave., Suite 1815, in Manhattan. They can be reached at 516-625-0088, Toothdocsdental.com and Toothdocskids.com

Horoscopes By PsychicDeb for September 2018

Aries – Ruling planet in 11th house – Your outgoing manner promotes special interest from someone you’ve been wanting to meet. This could be a co-worker who suddenly sees you in a new light. Explore mutual interest – you’ll find you have more in common than you thought. Witty people surround you.

Taurus – Ruling planet in 7th house – Go slow, don’t make waves. Extra duties that have been handed to you may seem stifling, but you’re ready to take on more than your share of burdens. Don’t spoil a family member by going overboard with help. Keep a sensible balance.

Gemini – Ruling planet in 4th house – Realizing that no one is perfect helps you get through the month. Your expectations were probably too high to start with. Withdraw from noisy crowds or stressful situations and listen to soothing music. Learn to love and be nice to yourself if others seem distant.

Cancer – Handle a partnership or the public with better practical good sense. You’ll be dealing with executives and get along better with someone at the top more than associating with an underling. In your personal life, you envision a long-term alliance rather than a flirtation.

Leo – Ruling planet in 2nd house – Universal values are accented. You’ll look beyond everyday matters to discover answers to the mysteries of life. Astrology, numerology, reincarnation, or the meaning of dreams absorbs you. A deep, transforming experience brings inspiration. Scorpio is important this month.

Virgo – Ruling planet in 1st house – A romantic, physical attraction stirs your heart and feelings. Be ready for a new way to relate – or a new person in your life. It’s time to be a bit more selfish in your desires to express yourself more fully. Your need for attention is accented.

Libra – Ruling planet in 2nd house – The emphasis is on security, joint assets, and saving for a rainy day. Your recent bold moves are eclipsed by the demands of family and remembrance of past events. The protection of loved ones seems especially important. A kindly, older woman steps forward with valid advice.

Scorpio – Ruling planet in 3rd house – You’ll diversify, grow restless, and consider taking a trip this month. The focus is on law, religion, publishing, or higher education. A belief that the grass is greener beyond the next hill leads to avid socializing, questing, and searching. Don’t scatter your forces.

Sagittarius – Ruling planet in 12th house – Learn the rules before you break them. A sense of restriction holds you back from taking the great leap you had envisioned. You learn boundaries and can profitably work with them. A step-by-step foundation is needed for a grand project. Leo plays a key role.

Capricorn – Ruling planet in 1st house – Your ability to deliver a fascinating message gains you publicity and attention from many. You’ll communicate, travel, and seek adventure and romance. People at the top of the ladder want your company. Included will be a fascinating Gemini type.

Aquarius – Ruling planet in 4th house – The influence of your family will be felt in a step upward. A parent or parent figure is likely to be generous, affectionate, and ready to grant a request. Your artistic or musical skills should be used, not hidden. Self-expression gains recognition. Libra plays a role.

Pisces – Ruling planet in 1st house – You’ll be more sensitive to the opinions of superiors. Don’t rush off into an escapist activity. Face the music; examine your motives and ideals. You’ll realize a problem exists mainly in your own mind. A kindly Pisces type listens to your side of the story.

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 Facebook.com/The-Original-Long-Island-Psychic-Fair

What Long Island High School Has The Most School Spirit?

Whether it’s in the form of wearing school colors on a regular basis, decking out a car in stickers bearing the school’s name, or attending every single sports game, school spirit is important for any educational institution to have. 

But which school has the most spirit? Long Islanders voted Farmingdale High School as having the Best High School Spirit on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition.

Farmingdale High School students have plenty to cheer about. The Dalers have one of the most successful football programs on LI. But football isn’t the only source of school spirit in Farmingdale—a robust academic program, a communal spirit that runs through the hallways, and its commitment to producing high levels of student achievement as indicated by high scores on state assessments and Regents exams show that the district is cheering on their students, too.

Go Dalers!

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program beginning Oct. 1.

Farmingdale High School is located at 150 Lincoln St., in Farmingdale. They can be reached at 516-752-6600 or farmingdaleschools.org

Cuomo, Nixon Face Off In Lone Debate At Hofstra

From left to right: Gubanatorial Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary opponent, actress Cynthia Nixon, sparred for an hour Wednesday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead during the lone televised debate in the campaign.

While accusing each other of corruption, both candidates tried to position themselves as the most progressive before the Sept. 13 New York Democratic primary by attacking President Donald Trump’s policies and one another.  

“The experience does not mean much if you’re not good at governing,” Nixon said of Cuomo, who is running for his third term.

Nixon also called Cuomo “corrupt” repeatedly, accused him of lack of transparency, and said that unlike the governor, her campaign is not financed by large corporations. Cuomo replied by attacking Nixon’s professional career, declaring that “this is real life.”

“My opponent lives in a world of fiction, I live in the real world,” said Cuomo, referring to Nixon’s acting career, most notably for starring in Sex and the City.

The personal attacks didn’t end there.

“Will  you stop interrupting?” Cuomo told Nixon at one point. She shot back, “Can you stop lying?” He replied, “As soon as you do.”

As for policy issues, the candidates debated their stances on labor law, access to housing and health care.

He highlighted the mass transportation system, the subject of constant complaints by New Yorkers for the delays and daily interruptions. Cuomo admitted that the New York transit system is “falling apart,” but argued that some renovations should be a shared investment that both the state and New York City fund. 

“We have train cars that are 40 years old,” he said. “It is a huge investment and needs funding from both sides.”

Nixon rejected this argument, underlining that trains are currently “slower than in 1950,” and noted that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is controlled by the state government.

“To say anything else is completely false,” said Nixon, who accused Cuomo of having “stolen millions of dollars from the MTA” to invest in other projects and having used the agency as an ATM

The legalization of marijuana was another central issue in the debate, in which both candidates favored.

While the governor recalled his administration is already working on it, Nixon went further and stated that once its use is legalized, distribution should be prioritized to the social groups most affected by the war on drugs.

The actress noted that more than 80 percent of people arrested for marijuana use in recent years were black or Hispanic, and therefore should be those who benefit most from its legalization.

“Marijuana in the state of New York has been legal in practice for whites for years, and it’s time for it to spread to others,” she said.

The debate was hosted by CBS.

-With Noticia

Where Is The Best Butcher on Long Island?

It’s been said that good butchers hide the worst chefs, therefore transforming a typical meal, or a summer BBQ, into a spectacular feast, but not just any butcher will do.

Long Islanders voted Chub’s Meats the Best Butcher on Long Island in the 2018 Bethbage Best of Long Island competition. In addition, Uncle Giuseppe’s won Best Gourmet Food Store on Long Island in that category of the contest.

Choosing the right place to get fresh-cut, quality meats can be difficult, but Chub’s Meats, offers an array of premier beef, veal, chicken, lamb, and cold cuts, which are 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 with a bakery, butcher, grocery, seafood, sushi, and other departments, Uncle Giuseppe’s is a one-stop shop for anything food-related. Instead of going to and from a number of different places—one specifically for baked goods and another for fresh produce—you can simply visit Uncle Giuseppe’s and pick up everything you need. And with various locations on the Island, from Massapequa to Port Jeff Station, you won’t have to venture very far to get there. It’s no wonder why Long Islanders vote them the Best Gourmet Food Store on Long Island!

To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Chub’s Meats is located at 2598 Rte. 112, Medford They can be reached at 631-475-9191 or facebook.com/Chubs-Meats

Uncle Giuseppe’s has multiple locations that can be found at uncleg.com

Newly Built Massapequa Park Colonial Asks $879,000

This meticulously crafted, newly built and undeniably unique Colonial with dramatic Cathedral ceilings is listed for sale at 404 Roosevelt Ave. in the Village of Massapequa Park.

Built in 2018, the five-bedroom home has three and a half bathrooms, has more than 3,000 square feet of living space, a wood-burning fireplace and two gorgeous, well-appointed master bedrooms.

The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and fully finished basement. Outside it has a one-car garage.

The property is located near community parks, downtown Massapequa Park and the Massapequa Park Long Island Rail Road station. It’s in the Farmingdale School District.

The asking price is $879,000, not including the annual property taxes of $10,392.

The real estate listed for the property is Juan Lozano of Cavestone Realty Inc. He can be reached at 917-722-8222.

Spacious St. James Colonial Asks $1.1M

Located on a quiet street, this one-of-a-kind, completely updated Colonial that’s the perfect blend of modern and traditional is listed for sale at 5 Oldwood Rd. in the sought-after Mills Pond Estates section of St. James.

Built in 1990, this four-bedroom home with two and a half bathrooms boasts a bright white eat-in kitchen that flows right into the sun-drenched den with an over-sized, oil-fueled fireplace, one of two in the home.

The house also comes equipped with a formal dining room, two staircases, hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, a fully finished basement, ample closet space, central air conditioning, a den, office and a third-floor walk-in attic that could be converted into a fifth bedroom, with permits.

Situated on a one-acre lot, outside it has a country club-like yard with an in-ground pool, two-car garage, front porch, patio and backyard deck.

The property is nearby Long Island Sound beaches, local parks and preserves and about three miles from downtown Port Jefferson. It is less than a mile from the St. James Long Island Rail Road station. It is located in the Smithtown School District.

The asking price is $1,100,000, not including the annual property taxes of $23,024, which are reduced to $21,947 with the Star Exemption.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Robin Rosenberg and Rowena Nedvin of Signature Premier Properties. They can be reached at 631-360-2800.