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Brick Manor Estate on 2 Acres in Hewlett Harbor Asks $2.9M

This century-old, exquisitely restored brick manor estate on more than two acres of gated waterfront property was listed for sale at 207 Everit Ave. in the Village of Hewlett Harbor.

Built in 1918, this five-bedroom home with six ½ bathrooms features a huge backyard and 200 feet of bulkhead with a private dock on Macy Channel, which leads into Hewlett Bay.

The house comes equipped with four fireplaces, four-zone central air conditioning, an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, billiard room, office, gym, vaulted ceilings on the second floor, a loft and partly finished basement.

Outside it has a heated in-ground pool, an outdoor kitchen, three-car detached garage with two lifts, a patio and tennis courts.

This home is located right near the Seawane Golf & Country Club, Grant Park and the Bay Park Golf Course. It is also near the Gibson Long Island Rail Road train station.

It is zoned for Hewlett-Woodmere School District, which includes George W. Hewlett High School, which was ranked No. 134 in the country’s best high schools in 2016, according to Newsweek.

The asking price is $2,999,000, not including the annual property taxes of $45,314.
The real estate agent listed for the property is Donald Rodgers Signature Premier Properties. He can be reached at 631-673-3900.

Found MIA WWII Marine from LI Buried at Arlington

TARAWA, Kiribati - A 3rd Marine Regiment color guard takes its place, July 25, 2015, during a repatriation ceremony in Tarawa, Kiribati. The ceremony honored the remains of approximately 36 Marines who fought and died during the Battle of Tarawa during World War II, and were loaded onto a C-130J Hercules aircraft to be transported back home to the United States. Photo By: Cpl. Matthew Bragg

Seventy-two years after he died in a World War II battle and two years after his remains were found, a U.S. Marine from Long Island was buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. 

U.S. Marine Cpl. George Critchley

Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley attended Valley Stream High School in the 1930s after his family moved from his native New Rochelle and before they relocated to New Jersey, according to the New York Daily News. He was 24 when he was among 1,000 US soldiers and sailors killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943.

Critchley, who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, was among 35 solders’ whose remains were found in June 2015 by a non-government organization called History Flight at a battleground burial site on Betio Island, part of the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific, according to the Department of Defense.

The Pentagon identified his remains earlier this year. He was given full military honors upon his burial.

Despite the heavy casualties suffered by American forces, the battle was a victory for the US military because the Gilbert Islands provided the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet a platform from which to launch assaults on the Marshall and Caroline Islands to advance their campaign against Japan, the Pentagon said.

Of 400,000 US service members killed in WWII, nearly 73,000 are still missing and an estimated 26,000 are considered still recoverable.

Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Egg Sandwich

The question of where to get a proper egg sandwich sparks nearly as intense a debate as that of which pizzeria is best—especially since there are abundant options on Long Island.

Press readers helped narrow the field of options when they voted CJ’s Coffee Shop as the winner of Best Egg Sandwich on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. 

Scrambled, fried or perhaps even over-easy, C.J.’s Coffee Shop makes a mean egg sandwich that has been praised by Long Islanders throughout both counties and the region.

Want some bacon on there? Cheese? Salt, pepper and ketchup? Of course! No matter how you prefer this morning staple, C.J.’s ensures it’s absolutely perfect, each and every time!

Egg sandwiches make great breakfasts or lunches, especially for those on the go (and that’s pretty much every working person on Long Island). They’re simple yet delicious, and they can be made in a variety of different ways. The possibilities are (almost) endless.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

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

Nassau Marks Debut of New Fourth Precinct Station House

Officials marked the grand opening of the Nassau County Police Department’s newly rebuilt Fourth Precinct station house in Hewlett on Tuesday.

The 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located on Broadway includes a dedicated line-up room, multiple private interview areas, a community room and more.

Construction on the $13 million project began in February 2016. The old building that was replaced had been flooded during Superstorm Sandy five years ago.

The Fourth Precinct is responsible for patrolling the southwestern corner of Nassau known as the Five Towns, which includes the communities of Hewlett, Woodmere, Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Inwood.

It also covers Long Beach island from Point Lookout to Atlantic Beach, plus Oceanside, Island Park and East Rockaway to the north.

Posh 19-acre Cutchogue Estate Asks $8.5M

The views are abundant as the amenities and privacy at this North Fork beachfront mansion situated on a 19-acre estate that was recently listed for sale at 13451 Oregon Rd. in Cutchogue.

Built in 1994, this six-bedroom home with 7,300-square-feet of living space has 15 bathrooms, tennis courts, an in-ground pool, indoor hot tub, indoor and outdoor commercial-grade kitchens, a gym, two wine cellars, a sauna and nearly 500 feet of private sandy beach overlooking the Long Island Sound.

The house also has a lounge, media room, office, formal dining room, a fully finished basement, two fireplaces, an elevator and 8-zone central air conditioning. Outside, it has a seven-car garage, patio, deck and a separate lot that can be developed. It also features double-pane windows and solar panels to keep the electric bill down.

The property is about two miles from the Mattituck Long Island Rail Road station, four miles west of the popular downtown Greenport village and is in the heart of the North Fork wine trail. It is located in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District.

The asking price is $8,500,000, not including the annual property taxes of $78,476.

The real estate agent listed for this property is Sheri Clarry of The Corcoran Group. She can be reached at 631-765-1300. 

$52M Supportive Housing Development Opens in Middle Island

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $51.9-million Renaissance Village project, a 123-unit affordable and supportive housing development in Middle Island that has 50 units set aside for homeless individuals with disabilities.

Developed by Concern for Independent Living, dwellings in the 10 new residential buildings range in size from studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. There are also support services on site such as medication management training, symptom management, financial assistance, vocational training and rehabilitative counseling. The development opened in July.

“Supportive housing helps ensure some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers have access to the services they need, while also greatly reducing the associated costs of care,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “This development will help residents live on their own with easy access to the care they require, and support our efforts to build a stronger, healthier New York for all.”

Helping fund construction were $25 million in tax exempt bonds, a $1 million subsidy loan and $18 million in tax credits. The state Office of Mental Health awarded the development $10.6 million in capital funds, a $420,000 grant to cover furnishings and about $775,000 in ongoing annual operating costs.

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program contributed $7.5 million, Bank of America provided a $2.2 million subsidy loan and Suffolk County contributed $1.5 million.

Besides the 50 units for the homeless, the remaining apartments are affordable housing for low-income individuals and families, officials said. The project also includes a community center with exercise room, computer room and community space, in addition to on-site laundry facilities.

Elegant Home in Babylon’s Paradise Point Asks $1.8M

With its casual, beachfront style and traditional features perfect for elegant entertainment, this Colonial is listed for sale at 128 Lucinda Dr. in the Paradise Point section of the Village of Babylon.

Built in 2002 on a half an acre, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home—one of the most beautiful in Babylon—with 6,000-square-feet of living space has been continually upgraded over the past decade so that it offers a lengthy list of energy efficient features.

That includes a tankless water heater, double pane insulated windows and Energy Star appliances—including the furnace and four-zone central air conditioning unit.

The Cedar-built house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, two master suites, a full gym and three gas-fueled fireplaces. Outside it has a two-car attached garage, porch, covered brick patio, a deck, pear-shaped in-ground pool and 100 feet of water frontage, plus dock rights.

The house is minutes from the Babylon Long Island Rail Road station and the Southern State Parkway. It is nearby the Long Island Yacht Club, Bergen Point Golf Course and Sampawams Creek, a popular boating spot. Not to mention downtown Babylon, a popular area full of shops and restaurants.

This Colonial is zoned for the Babylon School District, which had Babylon Junior/Senior High School named one of the top 100 high schools in New York State as part of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools.

The asking price is $1,895,000, not including the annual property taxes of $55,649.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Joanne Schloen of Coach Real Estate Associates, Inc. She can be reached at 631-587-1700. 

Construction Begins on $75M New Cold Spring Harbor Lab Facility

Cold Spring Harbor Lab
October 12, 2017-Cold Spring Harbor, NY- Governor Andrew Cuomo breaks ground on $75 Million Cold Spring Harbor Lab Center for therapeuatics research.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory broke ground Thursday on a $75-million project to build a new Center for Therapeutics Research that will apply the lab’s biomedical expertise to advance treatment of genetic diseases.

The new center will support the renowned lab’s continuing advancements in fundamental biology research in the areas of breast cancer, leukemia, autism, obesity/diabetes and lung cancer therapeutics, officials said.

“The faster you get these inventions, these discoveries to market, the more you help people,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, noting that New York State is investing $25 million in the project. “You can literally save lives. And Cold Spring harbor has done that.”

Since being founded in 1890, the lab has won eight Nobel Prizes for its breakthroughs in molecular biology and genetics, most notably for James Watson’s and Francis Crick’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

The new 26,000-square-foot research facility will be one of the nation’s most innovative centers, where dozens of scientists will be integrating biology and human genomics with chemistry and protein data, officials said. It will be located in the newly renovated Demerec Lab.

Chemists will take targets produced from biologists and refine them for next-generation therapies that will form the basis of new partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry—the goal being to develop the most advanced drug compounds targeted to the underlying biological pathway, officials said.

The center is expected to be completed at the end of next year. The remaining $50 million is expected to come from grants, donations and academic partnerships.

Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Haunted Houses

Long Island has some of the spookiest, scariest, most creative haunted houses designed to scare the pants off of you come Halloween time, but there’s not enough time to hit them all.

Press readers narrowed down the list of must-see haunted houses. In a rare tie, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Spooky Walk and Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror shared the title of Best Haunted House on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. 

The Spooky Walk has earned the adulation of Long Islanders for not only its ability to scare the bejesus out of its guests, but for its kind-hearted support of children and adults with special needs. The Spooky Walk is a fundraiser held each October to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a special needs camp.

For nearly three decades, the Spooky Walk has become a staple in the community, challenging even the bravest adults to maintain their wits. Not only do 100-percent of the proceeds go toward supporting the special needs camp, but members of the community are invited to volunteer by helping build and run exhibits.

And for the third year in a row, Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror has claimed the prized crown of Best Haunted House on Long Island. Sure, this especially creepy haunted house is sharing the prize this year, but that does not change the fact that Allocco’s has established itself as the go-to place for a devilishly frightful time with friends and family, year after year.

Creativity abounds at this haunted house, featuring chainsaw-wielding menaces, flesh-eating zombies, and all sorts of unpleasant maniacs. You’re in for a fright, that’s for sure!

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote now through Dec. 15 for your favorite businesses and people in the 2018 Best of Long Island program.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Spooky Walk is located at 2 Chet Swezey Rd. in Center Moriches. They can be reached at 631-878-1070 or spookywalk.com

Joe Allocco’s Franklin Square Horror is located at 1148 Norbay St. in Franklin Square. They can be reached at 516-424-9555 or joea65.wix.com/franklin-square-horror

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