Showing posts with label LONG ISLAND. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LONG ISLAND. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 27, 2018



NBC NEWS -- A historic estate on Long Island was destroyed in a fire Monday night, according to authorities.

The Ebo Hill mansion, on Edgewood Avenue in Smithtown, was gutted in the blaze about 8 p.m., officials said.

A cause for the blaze wasn't immediately available, but the fire comes just weeks after a prospective owner told Newsday that he was going to restore the 11,000-square-foot home to "look like it did the day it was new." It's not clear if the sale had been completed.

Monday, August 22, 2016


J. Cole


Timeflies and J. Cole perfomed live at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater yesterday in Wantagh, New York.

Friday, June 24, 2016


Cedar Grilled Lobster Stew

Chef John Ross, author of The Poetry of Cooking will be appearing at The East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation in Greenport, New York on Friday, July 1st at 7pm. The legendary North Fork Chef, restaurateur, manager, educator, columnist, writer and home cook will be firing up his ‘little green egg’ grill and cooking Cedar Grilled Lobster Stew with Scallops. There will be tasting samples of his signature dish (along with local wine) prepared from his newest release, The Poetry of Cooking. The book illustrates how easy it is for anyone to cook delicious, healthy meals from fresh, locally sourced ingredients any month of the year. This event will be a testament to that.

Set against the backdrop of the Greenport Harbor, the event will offer guests the experience of an authentic Long Island summer experience at a Museum steeped in the area’s marine history. Sampling a taste of the abundance the local waters have been offering for years gone by, guests will also enjoy the architecture, history lessons, and exhibitions on display inside and out.

$12.00 Museum Admission charge for the event.  All are welcome to enjoy the evening, which is bound to be a memorable event for anyone who attends.


Released in the Fall of 2015, The Poetry of Cooking, Ross’ third cookbook, is organized by seasonal availability rather than ingredients, adapting many of the recipes from The North Fork Chef column Ross has written for The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News Review since March 2008. Divided into the twelve months of the year, each section of the book begins with a food-related poem selected by Ross and is followed by what he describes as a prime meal indicative of the month. Other recipes follow along with photos taken by Ross and other local photographers.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Jean Shafiroff With Dennis Dunne And Elizabeth Barker

NEWSDAY -- Long Island needs volunteers. Stat.

According to charity and governmental agencies, the number of Long Islanders who volunteer for the myriad needs in the two counties has dwindled significantly since superstorm Sandy in 2012. Officials spoke at the local chapter of the American Red Cross in Mineola on Tuesday morning, urging residents to step up and volunteer.

“There is a need for 4,000 more volunteers in the region,” said Liz Barker, the acting CEO for American Red Cross of Long Island. The chapter covers Nassau, Suffolk, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. On Long Island, the American Red Cross has about 1,100 volunteers, she said.

The organization has positions from crisis team volunteers, to those who work behind the scenes to package, transport and help with paperwork.

Barker said volunteers have been on the scenes at plane crashes, house fires, blizzards and floods, “helping more than 1,000 Long Islanders get their lives back together.”

Legis. Dennis Dunne Sr. (R-Levittown) said the Red Cross was “at the table” during superstorm Sandy, and its volunteers are there whenever disaster hits.

“You don’t have to be an expert cook. You don’t have to be an expert speaker,” he said. “You can be a shy person . . . .There are so many jobs. Don’t be afraid to volunteer. We’ll find a place for you.”

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Both Barker and Dunne said other local organizations, including fire departments, ambulance companies and the Kiwanis, also are looking for volunteers.

A $4 million state grant from the federal government called Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response allowed Long Island fire departments to run an advertising campaign and offer incentives, such as tuition reimbursement at community colleges. This has kept levels at about 20,000 volunteers in Island fire departments, but the needs continue to rise, says Robert Leonard, spokesman for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

“With the advent of more automatic smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, the volume of calls continue to rise, but the number of firefighters stays the same,” he said.

Traditional volunteer groups such as the Kiwanis and Lions Club also are looking for new volunteers, Dunne said.

Jean Shafiroff, who grew up in Hicksville, and now lives in both New York City and Southampton, has recently published a book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give,” spoke about the importance of volunteering, and the rewards.

“Volunteerism is a vital hallmark of our community, and an extension of ourselves and of our family to one another.”

“I know Long Island and I know they will step to the plate,” she said.

To volunteer, call the Long Island chapter of Red Cross at 877-RED-CROSS, or Those interested in the fire departments, ambulance companies or other community groups should call them directly.

Saturday, March 28, 2015



Brooke Moriber

NEW YORK -- For native New Yorker Brooke Moriber, having a knack for stage performance came very early on. After garnering the role of Young Cosette in Broadway’s “Les Miserables” as her first audition at age 8, it was clear the young actress had an abundant amount of talent and a bright future in show biz. But “Les Mis” would be just the tip of the iceberg, as her flourishing talents would lead her to the stage yet again as a singer-songwriter at age 15. Flash forward some years later, with seven Broadway shows, roles opposite such stars as Lili Taylor and Kristen Johnston, and a burgeoning recording career--she’ll hit the stage with her band Wednesday, April 8th for a taping of Verizon Fios1’s “Rick’s Rising Stars” at Revolution Bar & Music Hall, located at 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701.

Growing up down the block from NY’s Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village--an area known for being an artists haven since the 1960s--its no wonder Moriber was drawn to the stage at such a young age. Celebrated for her “clarion voice” by the Associated Press and as “A ravishing star with a paint-peeling belt”, she’s had the opportunity to work with legendary Broadway director Harold Prince in Parade- a musical in which she originated the role of “lola Stover”.

Continuing the pattern, she soon went on to create original roles on Broadway as “Nadine” in The Wild Party and “Lily” in James Joyce’s The Dead, performed with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in The Threepenny Opera, played a young opera singer in Follies on Broadway, and even received praise off-Broadway for her murderous portrayal as “Mindy” in Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. Premiering Randy Newman's "Stupid Little Songs" would follow, where she would play Randy's first wife in The Education Of Randy Newman.

Friday, August 31, 2012



Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano

At a Nassau County Press Conference with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Bruce Yamali of Dover Caterers, they introduced healthy eating vending machines at Long Island Schools. This seems to be the new wave out in my old stomping grounds Nassau County.


A Tribute was held on the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroes Death at Maliblue in Lido Beach, Long Island. Marilyn Monroe spent lots of time and summers on Long Island. Butch Yamali, President of the Dover Catering Group attended this event.

 A candlelight vigil was held by fans and local residents on the famed beach. A special  screening of "Candle in the Wind" took place to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of the movie goddess.  Marilyn Monroe look-a-likes adorned the event. Marilyn had visited Long Island several times and spent many summers by the beach.

In 1949, a couple of years before her film career rose to meteoric heights, Monroe was photographed at New York's Jones Beach posing in and around the pool area.The Jones Beach shoot was one her most famous photos of all time.


Godfather movie star actor and Legend Gianni Russo celebrated  the anniversary of the famous movie. The event was hosted by the Long Island Television and Film Foundation. The movie has many scenes that were filmed on Long Island. The movie is regarded as one of the most popular movies of all time.

Photo Courtesy Of: Todd Shapiro Associates