Crosby Lecture On Historic Palaces

palacesOn Wednesday, Sept. 17, local historian Victoria Crosby will speak to a Roslyn Landmark Society audience on the subject of “Historic Royal Palaces.”

The lecture will take place on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at The Atria on Roslyn Harbor. Refreshments and a raffle will also be part of the evening’s festivities.

British-born Crosby’s involvement in the preservation of Long Island history and culture is extensive. [Read more...]

Travels With Bonnie Kassel

spareArtist and author Bonnie Kassel is a Roslyn native who now makes Manhattan her home. But the education Kassel received in Roslyn, not to mention the many lifelong friendships she developed, is never far from her mind as she continues to pursue her two careers.

Kassel is an artist who works in metals, creating objects for hotel lobbies, cruise ships and restaurants, among other venues. After a commission, Kassel likes to time off and travel. This has been a habit for years and in the process, she developed another passion: Photographing and writing about her overseas destinations. [Read more...]

New Album From Roslyn Songwriter

mattRoslyn resident Matt Stamm continues to solidify his reputation as one of the rising young stars of the New York indie music scene.

Last month, he released his sixth studio album, Lines and Waves, featuring both original tunes from Stamm and cover versions of such familiar songs as “Always Something There To Remind Me,” which is available now in video. [Read more...]

Stalking, Robbery Arrest In Roslyn

crimeThree people were arrested for petit larceny, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of drugs which occurred in Roslyn Heights beginning Monday, August 11 at 8 p.m., police say.

According to detectives, Jay Capodiferro, 29, of Roslyn Heights, along with Janine Devlin, 29, of Albertson, took assorted pieces of jewelry from a female victim, while in the victim’s home in Roslyn Heights.  [Read more...]

Roslyn Kids Work With Peers

CCFRY 2014  gradOn August 1, in the Hector Gayle Community Center’s auditorium, a dedicated group was honored with EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (LIDRC) Peer Mediation Award Ceremony. While other youth were engaged in recreational activities this summer, these dedicated young adults participated in sixteen hours of peer mediation training that taught them a process of communication and problem solving, which will enable them to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation and violence. [Read more...]

Roslyn’s Resident Artist

rolyThe Roslyn area is home to many successful and soon-to-be successful artists. One of them, Roslyn Harbor resident Donata Stern, has been a presence in the art world for decades. 

A native of Vienna, a former resident of Forest Hills and a graduate of Adelphi University, Stern began her career as an apparel buyer. At Adelphi, Stern majored in art and minored in business, two disciplines that would serve her well her entire career. In the 1970s, after her two children had grown up and left the house, Stern decided to combine her experience in fashion, business and art. [Read more...]

Characters Unite Award

rosRoslyn Heights native Richard Boeshore, founder of Pine Crest Farm Camp, was recognized at a USA Network awards ceremony held on Thursday, Aug. 21 during the Annual Pine Crest Farm Camp Golf Tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. 

Boeshore was one of the 10 honorees that received the 2014 Characters Unite Awards. The award winners were selected from hundreds of nominees for their efforts to combat hate and discrimination and promote greater tolerance, respect and acceptance in their communities. [Read more...]

New Restaurant For Greenvale

A new restaurant has come to Greenvale.

Grace’s Marketplace, a family-owned and operated specialty food retailer and caterer for nearly 30 years, opened Grace’s Trattoria East at 81 Glen Cove Rd. [Read more...]

Islamic Center Garden Thrives

Center_082214CHabeeb Ahmed of Albertson loves digging in the soil. Drive past the Islamic Center of Long Island on Brush Hollow Road in Westbury on a Friday or Sunday morning, you’re very likely to find him planting flowers around the mosque and supervising a crew of volunteers who care for the gardens. “Many people stop by when there is an event and tell us what a nice garden,” he says.

I know what he means—I live down the road from the mosque, which is located on Brush Hollow Road, and always look forward to seeing what’s in bloom each season. In early spring there are crocus, followed by hundreds of tulips and daffodils of different colors and sizes. Then comes pink Kwanzan cherry and magnolia trees and lots of hosta, peonies, lilies and sunflowers throughout the summer; there are chrysanthemums in autumn. Interspersed are thousands of annuals: vinca, marigolds, begonias, dahlias, hollyhocks, petunias and coleus. [Read more...]

Making Beauty Look Natural

Ambiance_082214CNowadays, the look most youth want to achieve is natural not made up. So when it comes to getting your hair done, Ambiance is the place to go. Owners Joey and Nicky make you feel special the minute you walk through the door.

The salon located at 397 Glen Cove Rd. in East Hills caters to all ages. The salon gives you a fresh captivating look that’s so desired by runway models.

More Pictures From Ambiance In East Hills [Read more...]