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Refurbished Bellmore Colonial Asks $629,999

This custom built Center Hall Colonial replete with details such as stained glass windows and crown moldings is listed for sale at 416 Midwood Ave. in Bellmore.

Built in 1924, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom brick-faced home was refurbished with new windows, new appliances, new floors, and new bathrooms that include Jacuzzis.

The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, center hall fireplace, den, walk-in closets, central air conditioning, and a fully finished basement. A natural gas line has been installed to make the conversion from oil heat.

The property is within walking distance of downtown Bellmore, the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station, and numerous parks. It is located in the highly ranked Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District.

The asking price is $629,999, not including the annual property taxes of $11,156, which are $9,797 with a Star Exemption.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Susan Sorid of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 516-623-4500.

Long Island College Tour And Open House Guide

Farmingdale State College students have the latest technology available to them in their studies.

September will be here in the blink of an eye, so the time to start sending applications and touring campuses is now.


Adelphi University

A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning, Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four: Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success. Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students. Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and select weekends. The next Weekend Information Session is 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12 p.m. Feb. 2. A Graduate Open House is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 2, Instant Transfer Decision Day is 12-7 p.m. March 14 and 19, and the Spring Open House is 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. April 28. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 800-233-5744. adelphi.edu

Hofstra University

Dabble in the many programs and schools offered at Hofstra during their Summer Visit Days. Dates are tailored to students’ interested major or field throughout August and give an academic overview as well as degree information from department reps. Student-led tour will follow. Check the University website to register for specific dates for different programs, including Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and Communications. Go online to register for one of the many upcoming information sessions, transfer days, or specialized open houses. 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. 516-463-6600. hofstra.edu

LIU Post

Learn to achieve your aspirations at LIU Post, recently praised by Forbes as one of 10 “hot colleges” and named a “Best Northeastern” university by The Princeton Review. Recognized as a leader in experiential learning, highlighted by innovative student-run businesses and on-campus radio and TV stations, LIU Post was voted Best College or University on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. Explore nearly 150 degree program options and tour the 330-acre campus Newsday called “one of our area’s top destinations.” Register for Pioneer Saturdays throughout the year for general info and tours around the scenic campus. 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-2900. liu.edu/CWpost

Stony Brook University

Throughout the summer and fall, learn about the 200-plus majors and programs offered at this university by the bay. With its science and tech programs especially, U.S. News & World Report ranks this institution in the top 100 in the country. During the academic year, student-guided campus tours and information sessions are offered on most weekdays and on Saturdays. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-6000. stonybrook.edu


The university’s Long Island Graduate Center offers quality graduate programs for those enrolled in The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, The School of Education, and St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These programs are at the master, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels. The liberal arts school offers a School Psychology program at the master of science level. Call to set up a tour. 120 Commerce Dr., Hauppauge. 718-990-7786. stjohns.edu.


Farmingdale State College

Get to know the campus and faculty of Farmingdale with one of their tours or specialized information sessions. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m., you can check out the new Student Activities building, as well as academic buildings, residence halls, and talk to current students and faculty. Register for one of their weekly 3 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday tours. Open House 12 to 3 p.m. May 5. 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-420-2000. farmingdale.edu

Molloy College

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top-three best value colleges, Molloy is one of the most affordable schools on the Island. Students have access to multiple campus resources, including the top ranked nursing program, tutoring services, and Madison Theatre. Campus tours at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on dozens of dates Jan. 28 through April 12. 100 Hempstead., Rockville Centre. 516-323-3000. molloy.edu

St. Joseph’s College

During your visit, check out the impressive Business Technology Center and John A. Danzi Athletic Center, or inquire about the 50 different programs and majors offered at SJC. From mid-September to mid-May, tours are generally offered Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday tours are by appointment only. 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. 631-687-5100. scjny.edu/long-island.

Touro College

With all of its unique programs, Touro hosts more than 19,000 students across 30 schools in 4 countries. The School of Health Sciences as well as the Graduate School of Education are both Money Magazine ranked “Best Value” programs. Visit their website to RSVP for an upcoming open house 1700 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-665-1600. touro.edu


Choose from over 90 career focused degrees like Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, or Digital Arts at NYIT at Old Westbury. Their new Master of Architecture Program offers a first professional degree in architecture. Campus tours are held on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Northern Blvd. and Valentines Lane, Old Westbury. 516-686-1000. nyit.edu

SUNY Old Westbury

The Career Center of SUNY Old Westbury is one of the highlights of this small college. The new InternShop program matches students with potential employers, and the Interview Stream prepares students for securing the jobs they want. More than 50 different degrees are available. Check out the college website for weekly tour and information session dates led by current students and faculty.  223 Store Hill Rd., Old Westbury. 516-876-3000. oldwestbury.edu


Nassau Community College

“Stay close, go far” is the motto of this college for students wanting to stay close to home. Their flexible class times makes it easy for student access to over 70 fields of study, including Legal Studies, Engineering, and Criminal Justice. Email admissions at admissions@ncc.edu to schedule a tour or meet with an advisor. 1 Education Dr., Garden City. 516-572-7501. ncc.edu

Suffolk County Community College

Programs for this local school include the school of nursing, honors, and athletes. More than 27,000 satisfied students attend each year, with varying needs and interests. Interested in Suffolk? Walk in anytime from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week for an instant decision. 533 College Rd., Seldon. 631-451-4110. sunysuffolk.edu


Located in Bayside and bordering Nassau County, Queensborough is home to a community of dedicated faculty and staff, professional mentors, and a diverse student body. Queensborough is renowned for its 40-plus outstanding academic programs including 10 Dual/Joint programs and its award-winning Queensborough Academies, which offer a wide choice of academic and career opportunities, from Liberal Arts, Business, Health-Related Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VAPA). Queensborough offers dozens of clubs and organizations and fields 14 women’s and men’s varsity teams, ten of which have recently won CUNYAC championships. Focus on you future by joining the ranks of our alumni who go on to enroll at prestigious 4-year institutions such as Baruch College, Columbia University, Queens College, and others. When you begin your career, you will be connected to a network of more than 72,000 successful alumni. Queensborough Community College is accepting applications for the spring 2019 semester through on-the-spot direct admissions. Just walk in and our friendly admissions staff will assist you—no appointment necessary. Queensborough Community College’s tuition rate is just a fraction of other public and private institutions, and, because of its affordability, nearly 90 percent of students graduate without student debt after receiving a quality education. In addition, Queensborough offers an array of scholarships and internship opportunities designed to not only help pay for college, but to motivate you on your path to the career of your choice. 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, 718-631-6262. qcc.cuny.edu


Who Makes The Best Smoothie on Long Island?

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily suggested servings of fruits and vegetables, but which of the many local smoothie shops on Long Island is the best?

Long Islanders voted Tropical Smoothie Cafe the Best Smoothie Shop on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island, a titled they’ve held for four years straight.

We all love a good smoothie, especially when you are looking for fruity refreshment. But without the most high-quality ingredients and a lil splash of TLC, a smoothie can fall flat. Lucky for Long Islanders, we have access to an entire establishment dedicated to making creamy, refreshing smoothies: Tropical Smoothie Café!

Are you a sucker for a strawberry-pineapple smoothie or are you more of a peanut-butter person? Either way, you’ll love Tropical Smoothie Café! With multiple locations on the island and a wide selection of creative and delightful smoothies, it’s safe to say we understand why they’ve been voted the Best Smoothie on Long Island on more than one occasion!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Winners in the 2019 Best of Long Island program will be announced in February. Nominations for the 2020 contest are being accepted through Aug. 31.

Tropical Smoothie Café has multiple locations. For more information, visit tropicalsmoothie.com

Charming East Northport Victorian Asks $499,000

Built in 1903, this move-in ready three-bedroom, one-bathroom home features a relaxing porch, original moldings, hot tub, and hardwood floors throughout. It offers the best of both worlds as it’s located on a quiet dead-end street but is close to the Long Island Rail Road station and downtown shops and restaurants. 
The house comes equipped with a large eat-in kitchen with a pantry, a formal dining room, formal living room, den, two large walk-in closets in the master bedroom, a third-floor attic, and an unfinished basement. Outside it has a front porch, rear patio, and large shed.
The property is located in the Northport-East Northport School District.
The asking price is $499,000, not including the annual property t $5,921.
The real estate agent listed for the property is Sandra Innocenzi of Innocenzi Property Group. She can be reached at 631-239-2020.

Retrial Begins For Ex-Nassau Exec Ed Mangano

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, left, speaks to reporters outside Central Islip federal court with his attorney, Kevein Keating, right (Long Island Press photo)

Ex-Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, began their retrial Tuesday on corruption charges at Central Islip federal court.

Their first case ended in a mistrial last year following nine days of jury deliberations and a three-month-long trial in which their codefendant, former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, a fellow Republican, was acquitted of charges he improperly backed a private company’s loans with taxpayer money. Although cleared in federal court, Venditto is still facing corruption charges in Nassau County court.

Prosecutors had alleged that Mangano awarded government contracts to Mangano’s former restaurateur friend, Harendra Singh in exchange for giving Magano’s wife a no-show job and other favors. 

Singh is not expected to play as central of a role in the retrial.

After being indicted, Mangano declined to seek a third term and was replaced by Democrat Laura Curran, a former county legislator. Republican Joe Saladino, a former New York State Assemblyman, replaced Venditto.

Long Island Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Long Island Restaurant Week
Long Island Restaurant Week

Calling all adventurous eaters: Long Island Restaurant Week is back!

The winter edition of the eight-day tri-annual promotion offers $29.95 prix-fixe, three-course meals at hundreds of restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk counties from Sunday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 3. The deal is available all day, every day, except Saturdays after 7 p.m.

Restaurant week has two goals: 1) Helping small businesses draw additional customers during a historically slow time of year, and 2) Enticing the public a chance to try new eateries that they normally wouldn’t.

Participating restaurants are required to offer at least three choices of appetizers, main courses and deserts on their prix-fixe menus. Restaurant cuisine styles to choose from include Italian, Latin, French, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ, sushi bars, seafood eateries and steak houses.

Reservations are recommended at those eateries that take them. The deal doesn’t include a tip. Organizers encourage participants to tip their servers at least 20 percent.

Additional LI restaurant weeks are held in April and November.

For participating restaurants and more information, check out longislandrestaurantweek.com!

Snow Spares Long Island, But Ice, Gusts Forecast


A winter storm largely spared Long Island from forecasted snow this weekend, but strong winds, freezing temperatures, and icy roads may still be hazards, experts say.

The National Weather Service issued advisories for Nassau and Suffolk counties warning of a flash freeze and wind gusts up to 50 mph Monday. But the three to six inches of snow that was expected Saturday night on parts of LI amounted to only a half inch. Still, the accumulation and freezing temps Sunday night are likely to make for an icy Monday morning commute.

“Temperatures will plummet through tonight well below freezing,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in a special weather statement. “As these temperatures fall, plenty of residual moisture and leftover standing water on area roads will freeze, or remain frozen. ThiS will lead to areas of black ice. Anyone out driving or walking should be prepared for slippery roads and walkways, and use etra caution.” 

In a hazardous weather outlook, NWS added that a flash freeze is possible late this afternoon into early evening.

Dangerous wind chills 10 to around 15 below zero are possible tonight into Monday morning, the outlook said.

And in a wind advisory, NWS warned that Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are on tap through Monday evening.

“Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines,” the advisory said. “Scattered power outages are expected.”

Picturesque Mill Neck Estate Asks $10.2M

This well-appointed and recently remodeled French Normandy Style Manor Home boasting exquisite craftsmanship and custom details is listed for sale at 214 Cleft Rd. in the Village of Mill Neck.

Built in 1959 on an picturesque 11.79-acre hilltop lot, this six-bedroom home has five bathrooms, two half bathrooms and 7,683 square feet of living space featuring intricate marble and hardwood parquet flooring throughout. Amenities include an elevator, three-bedroom guest house, a winding private driveway, a water views.

The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, sun room, library, family room, en-suite bathrooms, central air conditioning, and three fireplaces. The fully finished basement has a media room, office, and bathroom. Outside, the house has a detached five-car garage with caretaker’s quarters above, porch, covered patio, and an in-ground heated gunite pool. 

The property is located near downtown Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road station and is located in the Locust Valley School District.

The asking price is $10,250,000, not including the annual property taxes of $57,941.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Robert Olita and Lynda Olita of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-978-0180 or 516-759-0400.

Long Island Press Seeking Interns for 2019

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 nearly 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, and Westchester. 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

Where Is The Best Place To Get Fit On Long Island?

Picture of people doing cardio training on treadmill in gym

Intelligent Fitness
Offering a wide range of classes, life coaching, and personal training options to help you change your body and achieve your desired results, Intelligent Fitness and its trainers have one single all-encompassing goal: to help clients improve the overall quality of their life. Intelligent Fitness’ unique and copyrighted business model of personal training allows individuals to pursue personal goals and objectives on an individualized level. Classes range from Barre, Pilates, SuperSycle, Sycle-Fit, TRX, and Body Blast, including many others. Their business is improving Lives, “one body at a time!” 3012A Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, 631-858-2900, intelligentfitness.net

Xpress Body Boot Camp
Boasting a stellar reputation and fervent devotion to physical fitness, Xpress Body Boot Camp has set the bar high for others trying to dip their toes into this category. Xpress Body Boot Camp has found success by focusing on a 35-minute core workout that’s combined with a nutritional program. While many people may put off going to the gym because it could be too time consuming, Xpress Body Boot Camp has found that busy workers prefer its high-intensity workouts! If you give their trainers 35 minutes, it goes without saying that they’ll show you results! 121 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, 516-882-5308, xpressbodybootcamp.com

Rachel Ezelius – Eat Smart at Fitness Incentive
A person can get exhausted—and plenty hungry—just by researching trendy diets, nutrition advice and new workout regimens to help with weight loss. It seems the Internet is inundated with “expert” advice. When it comes to their health, Long Islanders trust Rachel Ezelius, and have voted her the Best Nutritionist/Dietician on Long Island, year after year! The founder of Eat Smart, she’s also a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and certified by New York State. Eat Smart provides individualized nutritional services with a core focus: sensible eating. This extraordinary program is available to both adults and children. Ezelius’ Eat Smart also offers counseling sessions for a range of diet-related issues. 157 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, 631-587-5766, fitnessincentive.com

Phil Sottile & Stacey Lerman
Husband-and-wife team Phil Sottile and Stacey Lerman are the backbone of Intelligent Fitness and Long Island’s preeminent personal training team. Through a clinical approach of discovery and assessment, they work around the clock to help members attain their fitness goals and objectives. Intelligent Fitness has operated from their “One body at a time” perspective since 1997. Through education, experience, and constant evolution, Sottile and Lerman ensure they make a positive difference in your life. Phil Sottile and Stacey Lerman – Intelligent Fitness, 631-858-2900. Intelligentfitness.net

Studio G Pilates
Sometimes a good workout is all you need to get over a stressful day. Studio G Pilates is a fully equipped studio offering private, semiprivate, and group classes at affordable rates for clients of all fitness levels, including those with injuries. All instructors are classically trained and have completed more than 600 hours of training. Each session at Studio G Pilates is specifically tailored to your body and designed to help you reach your individual goals. 40 Vernon Valley Rd., East Northport. 631-525-6785. studiogpilates.com

The Weight Loss Intervention Center of Long Island
More than two decades into their work yet Butch and Rich Purslow at The Weight Loss Intervention Center of Long Island continue to surprise Long Islanders with their hard work, dedication, and most importantly, weight loss expertise. The center has adopted a strategy that has proven incredibly effective for years—one that focuses on maintaining goal weight as clients seek to live healthier and more energetic lives. 4277 Hempstead Tpke., Ste. 209, Bethpage, 516-731-3583, wliclongisland.com

Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio
Dance fitness is all the rage these days. But the workout doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have the right instructor pushing you to achieve your goals. At Laura’s Dance & Fitness Studio you’ll take part in passion-filled Zumba classes and you’ll never want to take a class anywhere else again. The studio is founded by Laura Marciano, an Adelphi graduate and prolific dancer who’s been recognized by the New York State Theater Education Association for choreography in musical theater. Let’s Zumba! 586 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-824-6259, laurasdanceandfitnessstudio.com

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Winners in the 2019 Best of Long Island program will be announced in February. Nominations for the 2020 contest are being accepted through Aug. 31.