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What Is The Best Surf Shop on Long Island?

Summer on Long Island means surfing season is back in full swing, but as with any oceanfront area, there are a number of surf shops to choose from when in need of some new gear.

Long Islanders voted Bunger Surf Shop the Best Surf Shop on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition, continuing the shop’s years-long winning streak.

Bunger Surfboards is not only a hang out spot with interesting memorabilia, but also a quality shop with vintage and modern boards. Bunger Surfboards has been servicing Babylon and Long Island surfboards for more than 40 years. They now offer clothing, sandals, watches, surf gear, wetsuits, beach gear, and even skateboards.

They ship within the continental U.S. same day if the order is received by 3 p.m. EST, and internationally via the USPS using PayPal.

Surf’s up!

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 Oct. 1.

Bunger Surfboards is located at 50 E. Main St., Babylon. They can be reached at (800) 698-7873 or bungersurf.com

Horoscopes By PsychicDeb for July 2018

Aries – A creative opportunity is offered. You’ll do well in all fields involving sales, promotions and public contact. The key is original presentation of materials, use of color and drama. A warm-hearted associate pays a special compliment and entertains you.

Taurus – The period of watchful waiting finds you accenting security, money and joint resources. You’re tied sentimentally to conditions as they were in the past. Are you trying to recreate a situation from your family background? Don’t force issues.

Gemini – Your intellectual curiosity is spurred. You’ll delve into academic subjects such as history, world events and other topics that broaden your mind. A quest for the mysteries of life is also on the agenda. Keep your sense of humor; don’t overdo it. Another Gemini makes a good pal.

Cancer – You’ll get satisfaction from a job well done. Focus on publishing, advertising or spreading your message to many. Self-discipline helps you to create valid foundations for the future. Make lists, organize, sort out beliefs and values.

Leo – Travel plans are on the agenda. Someone you meet en route to a destination has the answers you need. There may also be romance involved here, especially if you freely express ideas and long-range plans. Gemini and Virgo will be interested.

Virgo – If you’re away from home this month, check details of routes, schedules and reservations. Your ability to read between the lines and to handle details efficiently is helpful. This is a good month for studying a subject that expands the world for you. Don’t give up!

Libra – This month’s accent is on recognition, prestige and contact with an authority figure. Communication is the key to getting ahead. You’ll be offered a variety of tasks; a valid decision will be needed. Extroverted tendencies are favored. Gemini is a big help in showing you the way.

Scorpio – You’ll be in the lime light because of your special talents. Focus on artistic, musical or diplomatic qualities. Your appreciation of beauty brings special rewards. Brighten up your working environment with soothing colors, harmonious music and love.

Sagittarius – Friends, groups and organizations are spotlighted this month. Don’t retreat from a situation that challenges your self-confidence. Your secret fears are groundless; you’ll discover that you really are liked and admired. A sensitive, compassionate Pisces type plays a key role.

Capricorn – Stop talking about what you want to do; get busy and do it – an older pal will lend solid support. Practical plans and long-range commitments have a special chance of working out well. A love relationship is satisfying now.

Aquarius – You’ll be fed up with petty matters. A close associate who continually dwells on limitations is likely to exasperate you. You deliver an ultimatum: “Shape up or ship out.” Your own mind envisions expanded horizons. An Aries shares your dream.

Pisces – A secret alliance is formed behind the scenes. Your creative, romantic plans are discussed. In spite of your current need for confidential handling of a matter, you know you’re about to create a sensation. Leo goes along with you.

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/The-Original-Long-Island-Psychic-Fair

19-acre Beachfront Cutchogue Estate Packed With Amenities Asks $8.5M

Built for entertaining and set on more than 19 coastal acres with 490 feet of private beach offering incredible views, this estate is listed for sale at 13451 Oregon Rd. in Cutchogue.

Built in 1994, this 6-bedroom, 15-bathroom North Fork home with 7,300-square-feet of living space is packed with amenities such as a Har-Tru tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor commercial-grade kitchens, an elevator, two wine cellars, sauna, gym and more.

The house also comes equipped with a formal dining room, fully finished basement, bar, lounge, media room, office, study, two fireplaces, central air conditioning and an attached seven-car garage.

The asking price is $8,500,000, not including the annual property taxes of $67,242.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Sheri Clarry with The Corcoran Group, who can be reached at 631-765-1300.

Who Serves The Best Sushi on Long Island?

Sushi. Even just the word is enough to inspire a hankering for a roll from a local Japanese restaurant. But which sushi bar is best?

Long Islanders voted Kotobuki Restaurant the Best Sushi on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest, continuing their years-long winning streak in the competition’s sushi category. 

For three decades, Kotobuki has been the go-to place for sushi lovers. With a long, impressive list of both traditional and modern Japanese dishes, three different locations on the Island—Hauppauge, Roslyn, and Babylon—and fresh ingredients presented beautifully on each plate, it’s safe to say that this restaurant has earned the top spot in this category for several good reasons.

Love Philadelphia rolls? No worries! Prefer specialty rolls with yellowtail, avocado, and scallion? They’ve got you covered! Stop by today and find out why Kotobuki continues to be named the Best Sushi 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 Oct. 1.

Kotobuki Restaurant
Multiple Locations. kotobukinewyork.com

Historic Oyster Bay Cove 43-acre Estate Asks $19.5M

Moorelands, a grand brick Italian Renaissance-style estate house situated on 43 acres of waterfront rolling hills, was recently listed for sale at 313 McCouns Ln. in the Village of Oyster Bay Cove.

Built in 1915, the stately 14-bedroom house with eight and a half bathrooms was designed by famed architect Charles Berg. The classic Gold Coast mansion with intricate moldings and eight stunning fireplaces offers prominent views of Oyster Bay.

The house comes equipped with three eat-in kitchens, a formal dining room, den, solarium, multiple verandas and a partially finished basement. Outside it has a resort-like in-ground pool with a cabana, tennis court, stable, porch, patio, deck, pond, a large staff house with four apartments and eight bedrooms, and a three-car detached garage.

The property is located about a mile from downtown Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road station and about five miles from the Long Island Expressway. It is located in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District.

The asking price is $19,500,000, not including the annual property taxes of $265,439.

The real estate agency listing the property is Laffey Real Estate, which can be reached at 516-625-6666.

What Is The Best Marina on Long Island?

From the Long Island Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, LI is a boater’s paradise, but finding the best boat store and marina in time for boating season can be tricky.

Long Islanders voted Star Island Yacht Club & Marina the Best Boat Store on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition and Treasure Cove Resort Marina won the title of Best Marina on Long Island in that contest.

Come to “The End” of Long Island for the beginning of your next fishing or boating trip at Montauk Point. Star Island Yacht Club attracts a wide variety of people year-round with a passion for cruising and fishing. They host many fishing tournaments (including a famous shark tournament held every year), cruising club rendezvous, and catered events, as well as Star Island’s own planned tournaments.

Star Island offers more facilities and services than any other in the Montauk area, including a large tackle shop, marine equipment and full repair service. Hungry? You can find some great dishes at Star Island Restaurant, naturally featuring locally caught seafood. With all it has to offer, Star Island Yacht Club is an inviting club and marina for everyone.

As for the best marina on LI, there’s no better place to explore the Twin Forks than at Treasure Cove Resort Marina. Located on the Peconic River, Treasure Cove is a 20-minute boat ride from Shinnecock Locks or the natural retreat of Robins Island. You can easily access most points on the fork within a short boat ride from Treasure Cove, which is also close to many hotels, shopping outlets and restaurants in Riverhead.

Special hotel deals are available for boaters who dock at Treasure Cove, and the marina offers a variety of special events all year long — including an annual barbecue, boating safety courses and July 4 fireworks.

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 Oct. 1.

Star Island Yacht Club & Marina is located at 59 Star Island Rd. in Montauk. They can be reached at 631-668-5052 or starislandyc.com

Treasure Cove Resort Marina is located at 469 East Main St. in Riverhead. They can be reached at 631-727-8386 or treasurecoveresortmarina.com

Canal Front Massapequa Farm Ranch Asks $819,000

This beautifully updated canal front Farm Ranch close to local shops and restaurants is listed for sale at 42 Ripplewater Ave. in the prime Nassau Shores section of Massapequa.

Built in 1953, this four-bedroom home with four and a half bathrooms features a backyard deck and an in-ground pool, four fireplaces and tons of curb appeal.

It comes equipped with a spacious eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, den, living room and sun room. Outside it has an attached three-car garage.

The property is within walking distance of the Peninsula Golf Club, nearby several parks and close to the mall. It’s also about a mile from Sunrise Highway and the Massapequa Park Long Island Rail Road station. It’s located in the Massapequa School District.

The asking price is $819,000, not including the annual property taxes of $30,190

The real estate agent listed for the property is Michael Carroll of RE/MAX Best. He can be reached at 631-321-0100.

Bellport Home With Bay Views Asks $5.7M

This spectacular waterfront home with panoramic views of the Great South situated on a 1.8-acre lot is listed for sale at Bay 9 Point Rd. in the Village of Bellport.

Built in 1989, this eight-bedroom home with eight and a half bathrooms boasts a 180-foot bulkhead with dock, multiple living rooms, three fireplaces, a gym sauna/steam room, cinema, game room, and pool house to accompany the heated in-ground pool.

It comes equipped with a formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, butler’s pantry, sunroom and central air conditioning. Outside it has a nine-car garage, magnificent gardens with a koi pond/fountain, porch, patio and deck.

It’s within walking distance of downtown Bellport and the Bellport Country Club. It’s about two miles from the Patchogue Long Island Rail Road station. And it’s located in the South Country School District.

The asking price is $5,700,000, not including the annual property taxes of $64,896.

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

Who Serves The Best Lobster Roll on Long Island?

The return of summer means not only beach season, but it’s also time to sink your teeth into a delicious lobster roll made at one of Long Island’s many fabulous seafood restaurants.

But which one is best? Long Islanders voted Jordan’s Lobster Farm the Best Lobster Roll on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Contest. 

Some big food chains have introduced lobster rolls to their menus, but there’s nothing quite like one from a local restaurant. Lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a steamed hotdog bun makes the perfect lunch or dinner on the way home from the beach over the summer. And with so many delicious lobster rolls on the island to choose from, we can imagine this was a tough one for the public to vote on.

Family owned and operated for more than half a century, Jordan Lobster Farm carries on a tradition began so long ago by Bill Jordan and continued to this day by his sons. Jordan’s Maine Lobster Roll is a work of sheer beauty—thick, succulent crustacean with all the fixings snuggled comfortably between the halves of a soft, warm roll, accompanied by French fries and a pickle.

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 Oct. 1.

Jordan’s Lobster Farm is located at 1 Pettit Pl., in Island Park. They can be reached at 516-889-3314 or jordanlobsterfarms.com

Long Island Press Wins 6 Press Club of LI Awards

The Long Island Press won a half a dozen awards Thursday from the Press Club of Long Island for news and entertainment coverage during the group’s annual gala at Woodbury Country Club.

The Press took home two first-place honors, three second-place prizes and a third-place award at the ceremony, which was dedicated to former Press Publisher John Kominicki and ex-Newsday columnist Les Payne, both of whom died in recent months.

“We thank the Press Club for honoring our former publisher’s impact on the region as well as our current writers for their hard work telling the stories of the Island we all love,” said Timothy Bolger, the Press‘ editor in chief, who also serves as a PCLI board member.

PCLI, the local chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), had another SPJ chapter judge the awards.

Winning first place in the health category was writer Michelle Gabrielle Centamore for her story, “Early To Rise: Creating a Brighter You,” a story about the benefits of waking up earlier. In the food and beverage category, writer Eric Voorhis earned first with “For Bridgehampton’s Ludlow Family, Cheese is a Whey of Life,” which profiled a local dairy farming family.

Also in the food and beverage category, beer columnist Bernie Kilkelly won second place for “Local Ales Keep The Home Fires Burning,” about local microbrewery’s winter beers. Press veteran Brendan Manley came in second in the travel category with, “After a Decade of Reinvention, Patchogue Once Again a Seaside Gem,” an ode to the revitalized South Shore village. And Bolger won second in the government/politics with “Scandal-Plagued Election Cycle Brings Historic Turnover on Long Island,” detailing the unprecedented number of executive-level county positions with no incumbents running for re-election last fall on LI.

Lastly, Bolger and his predecessor, Christopher Twarowski, won third place in the crime and justice category with “Who Is The Girl With The Peach Tattoo?” That story marked the 20th anniversary of the discovery of an unidentified woman’s remains, parts of which were more recently linked to the Long Island Serial Killer’s dumping grounds on Ocean Parkway.