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Ten Years Gone

My first day at Long Island Press was March 23, 2002—so long ago that, back then, the paper wasn’t even called Long Island Press; it was called The New Island Ear. It wasn’t a weekly publication either; it was produced on a twice-monthly basis. Heck, at that point, it hadn’t been “produced” at all—the new paper was still in the planning and preparation stages. I was a vestige of the old publication, The Island Ear, a longstanding local music newspaper that had just been purchased by The Morey Organization, who planned to reboot the whole thing, make it wider-ranging, more expansive, smarter. I’d been working as managing editor of The Island Ear and was swept up in the purchase, along with a file cabinet full of slowly decaying promotional photographs and a few dozen mailing bins stacked with back issues. In those days, The Morey Organization had numerous media-related holdings—several radio stations, an events and catering hall, a graphic design firm— and The New Island Ear was just one more. So, on March 23, 2002, I showed up at TMO’s Garden City headquarters and was ushered by the paper’s then-Editor in Chief Robbie Woliver to my new “office”: a converted conference room crammed with three mismatched desks—one meant

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for me, one unoccupied, and one occupied by a young man unfamiliar to me, busy already on some data-gathering assignment, seated beneath a freshly hung Clash poster. Robbie introduced me to the young man, my new office mate—the paper’s just-appointed staff writer, an eager rookie named Chris Twarowksi—and installed me in the adjacent desk, where I would begin work as The New Island Ear’s arts and listings editor. That was 10 years ago, I was 27 years old, and I still remember most of the details pretty clearly: the slightly toxic odor of lacquer lifting off the newly assembled desks in our claustrophobic workspace; the Dr. Evil action figure standing at the base of Robbie’s desktop PC, which I fiddled with absentmindedly during meetings; the rush and buzz as disc jockeys scurried down the hallway, to and from the radio-station studios, past the glass-paneled walls of the room in which Chris and I were stationed, chained to our computers, fueled by caffeine, ambition and a list of assignments so long and unrealistic that certain items remain on our docket to this day. And along the way, I have witnessed, and occasionally contributed to, some of the most impressive journalism to come out of this region since Bob Greene was putting Pulitzers on the shelf in Melville— including breaking such stories as the Newsday circulation scandal, Long Island’s

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heroin epidemic and Nassau County’s troubled sewage treatment facilities (coverage of which continues in this very issue)—and worked with some editors and writers who have educated and inspired me in ways I cannot begin to quantify or even express. The newspaper has won nearly 200 awards over that time. I have been very, very lucky. In 2003, I met a girl who had contacted me, care of the Press, regarding “The Nelson Ravings,” a weekly column I was writing at the time; in 2011, she and I got married (Chris officiated the ceremony, and half the office was in attendance at the reception). In 2009, Robbie left the Press, and the paper’s reins were handed to me, to sustain the brand that he, Chris and I—along with a vast and ever-changing editorial team—had been building since March 23, 2002. After Robbie’s departure, I was named editor in chief of Long Island Press by its publisher, Jed Morey, whose trust, confidence and courage have done more to propel my career than I ever could have managed on my own. This is my last week at Long Island Press. Starting next Monday, I will be in a new office, serving as an editor at the excellent music blog Stereogum. After a decade here, I am saying farewell to a team that is also a family to me. And I am saying thank you to that team, whose work ethic, dedication and heart serve as an inspiration to me. I cannot begin to list here all the people who deserve to be recognized by name, but I must

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The Target Jeeves—PARTIAL SCORE The pope’s butler agrees to cooperate with investigators after he is arrested for allegedly having confidential documents in his house, which means there could be looming scandals and corruption at the highest levels of the Catholic Church about to leak! In other news, one plus one equals two.

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Hayes—BULL’S EYE MSNBC TV show host Chris Hayes issues a lengthy apology after he says that calling veterans and fallen soldiers “heroes” leads to “justifications for more war” on Memorial Day. Hayes, you know what else is true? If you don’t get rid of Cable and upgrade to DirecTV you’ll wake up in a roadside ditch! Health Care Ads—PARTIAL SCORE In an attempt to drive the votes of seniors, both Republicans and Democrats come up with wildly horrific political ads on health care, which not-so-subtly hint at how each opposing party plans to destroy Medicare—both sides showing your grandmother being pushed off a cliff. Way to level the playing field, guys! LiLo—OFF TARGET Long Island’s orange ambassador Lindsay Lohan allegedly owes $41,031.60 in unpaid tanning salon bills out west, which is not only a completely obscene amount even to New Jersey’s Tanning Mom, but a ringing endorsement for Lohan’s high-end line of self-tanning products.

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Erotica—PARTIAL SCORE Fifty Shades Of Grey is back on shelves after 19 copies of the racy trilogy were pulled from a Florida library due to the “semi-pornographic” nature of the book. Whips, chains and violent trysts are semi-pornographic? That’s just another night at the Vatican!

The Pink Slip Donald Trump The man with the strangest hair in America upstaged Mitt Romney this week—and he certainly didn’t do the Republican candidate any favors with his crackpot ideas. Why would Romney agree to appear at a fund-raiser with Donald Trump in Las Vegas? Was the Mormon Tabernacle booked? Romney was played like a chump for giving Trump the spotlight. The dean of conservative columnists, George Will, posed the question of the hour: “What voter is going to support him because he’s seen with Donald Trump?” But Will didn’t stop there. “The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your I.Q. can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics.” The last thing Romney needs to do is remind middle class voters that he hangs around with some of the richest jerks in the country—especially on a day when he won Texas and clinched the nomination. With Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Trump went totally off the deep end on the “birther” issue, trading barbs about who sounded more “ridiculous.” The Donald has stuck his combed-over cranium into our consciousness long enough. Hair today, be gone tomorrow. Donald Trump, you’re fired.

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“You now have a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you.” —Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to a graduating class, on the hooded academic robe civil rights leader Hubie Jones received at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth commencement Sunday. Frank later apologized for the comment, which referred to the Trayvon Martin case.

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1. GOOGLE “INSANO” WATER SLIDE: We’re guessing “insano” is Portuguese for “insane” because the 14-story high Insano water slide in Fortaleza, Brazil, is the tallest water slide in the world. Riders can reach speeds of up to 65 mph and complete the drop in a mere five seconds, where they conduct their finale with what the slide creators call a “relaxing dive into the swimming pool.” Looks relaxing to us!

2. WATCH MADONNA SING “BORN THIS WAY”: While rehearsing for her Tel Aviv concert, Madonna began singing a version of “Express Yourself” that suddenly morphed into a rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Last year, the Material Girl took a dig at Mother Monster, calling Gaga’s song, which is musically similar to Madonna’s, a “wonderful redo” of her ’80s hit.

3. READ “NO ONE NEEDS A FACEBOOK PHONE — ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK”: Technology mogul gizmodo.com’s feature story tackles the infamous Facebook phone. The long-anticipated cellular device is back in the news with a slew of rumors from a wide range of reputable sources. Gizmodo gives a rundown on the device, as well as all types of tech-speculation, official commentary and company background. Check it out. 4. DOWNLOAD 7 LITTLE WORDS: This highly addictive game is about, well, seven little words. The hard part? You have to figure out what those seven little words are after they’ve been cut into two- to four-letter fragments and mixed up in a jumbled mess—and your only clue is an unofficial definition given by the creators. The first 50 levels are free! 5. CLOWN AROUND IN THE SPIRIT OF JOE: Joe “Paddy the Clown” Dunn, of Massapequa, was a loving, selfless man who derived pure joy from spreading happiness to others. Besides visiting countless hospitals as “Paddy the Clown” and spreading just as many smiles, Dunn, who passed away in April, was also a longtime volunteer for the annual Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex and Nassau Community College, from May 31 to June 2. In his honor, Joe’s family has donated more than 1,000 red clown noses—so come put one on while rooting for the event’s equally amazing contestants.

7. TiVo American Ninja Warrior: G4’s heart-racing obstacle course competition series conducts a nationwide search every Monday at 9 p.m. on NBC to find the ultimate athlete. Schoolteachers, firemen, police officers and other everyday heroes turn themselves into acrobatic athletes on this arduous obstacle course in pursuit of a $500,000 grand prize. You’ve probably already caught a few episodes of the Japanese Ninja Warrior on G4. The only difference is now you can actually understand what everybody is saying. 8. Keep Your Eyes on the Sky: The next transit of Venus happens June 5—the last time until the year 2117. Just before sunset, in the western sky, the planet crosses over the sun. Here in New York, the sun will be very low on the horizon, so to get a view you’ll probably have to go up in a tall building. And remember, don’t look directly at the sun! 9. GET ON BOARD THE NEW 52: Last August/September, DC Comics rebooted their universe under the banner of The New 52. This re-launch left a bad taste in the mouths of fans, at least initially. With a good percentage of the titles in The New 52 of good to great content quality, many have welcomed the change. Though many may have felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of the launch, and subsequently missed out on almost a year of stories, DC has begun to release collections that contain the first story arc of each title. The line of graphic novels started this month and will continue through June. If you missed out, now is your time to catch up. 10. GO STRAWBERRY PICKING: Tis’ the season! Strawberries are at their peak on Long Island from late May to mid-June. Don’t miss out. Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago we sent out a request to our readers to not only try Tate’s cookies but to send us some, too. Well, Richard Siegelman of Plainview accepted this noble mission, and for that we offer our humble thanks and gratitude—as we fight over the last one. Columns

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Charles Henry Miller, Painter of Long Island By Geoffrey K. Fleming & Ruth Ann Bramson During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Queens County was still a collection of farming and fishing villages, with the occasional sign of industry— usually in the form of a mill—thrown in. It was here that Long Island painter Charles Henry Miller called home, and where he did his best to record the quickly vanishing landscapes that to him best represented the spirit of his beloved Island. Miller’s greatest contributions to the art world were twofold—his endless promotion of LI to his fellow artists and his documentation of the changing nature of the Island for future generations. At a time when urbanization was creeping and then rushing eastward from New York City, Miller set about capturing the quiet ponds, farmhouses, haystacks, and moss-covered mills of a rural Long Island, before they disappeared forever. This 200-page book includes an exhaustive biography, dozens of color and black & white images, and an extensive bibliography. Of particular note is the inclusion of a number of sketchbook images that have never been published before in their own special section. —Daphne Livingston

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PRINCE “I’M ALSO A STREET MAGICIAN” NELSON June 7, 1958 Yep, the artist formerly known as Prince, David Blaine, or whatever he’s going by these days, really was born Prince. And it still wasn’t strange enough for this Gemini, so he decided to change his name to the unpronounceable symbol that later became known as Love Symbol No. 2. Prince’s father once said he chose that name for his son because he wanted him to do everything he wasn’t able to do—like become a pop star, play the Super Bowl half-time show, wear full-body purple spandex jump suits with rhinestone detailing, knock on random people’s doors as a Jehovah’s Witness, levitate at will and lock himself in a coffin of ice in the middle of New York City for 63 hours. Can’t fool us! Long Island Press

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To Arely Mendoza-Cantos, people are not born with good manners: they have to learn and apply them. Then they can help other people feel valued and respected while at the same time make a good first impression. Arely grew up in El Salvador, where she says proper etiquette was always a part of her life. In 1984, when the war in El Salvador made it too dangerous for her family to stay, Arely, then 17, moved to the United States with her parents and her brother

and settled in Brooklyn. “It was a cultural shock to come here, a big change,” Arely remembers. While attending college and earning her BA in psychology and a Masters in Public Affairs, Arley was employed at a modeling agency as an assistant director, where she learned how manners can play a very big role in how people interact with each other. A few years later, she started her own Latina modeling school that included etiquette workshops. Early on she noticed that “people started coming for the etiquette and not the modeling.” To fill that need, she founded Always Gracious, and began teaching classes at her house. When she got

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married and moved to her new home in Malverne, Arely met a chiropractor who gave her space to teach her classes but she says that many students did not want to appear ignorant of social norms in front of others. “A lot of people don’t want to admit that they don’t have good manners,” Arely says. Instead, she began making house calls to teach private lessons. Many of her students include families who want to polish their table manners and their social skills. Some may think that learning good manners and proper etiquette sounds out of date, but Arely keeps her lessons relevant to every age group. She believes that having social skills are essential for finding success in life. And it’s never too early to start. Her workshops are geared toward children as young as three years old. “For the little ones,” she says, “it’s mainly music, how to share and saying please and thank you. They are the magic words.” For “tweens,” she helps girls with their image and style, including teaching the proper way to sit and how to coordinate colors in their wardrobe. “I help them appreciate who they are,” Arely says. Sometimes, with tomboys, psychology can come into play—and Arely is fine with that. “Most of the time it’s just rebellious behavior,” Arely has found. “You don’t have to wear high heels or makeup,” she says. “Just be clean.” Most of her students are happy with her suggestions. “When they say, ‘Thank you,’ I know that I’ve had success.” Many religious and children’s groups across the Island, including the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, have attended Always Gracious workshops. For the boys, Arely says etiquette is based on chivalry. Besides basic manners, she tells them how to behave with girls. “Boys pay a lot of attention,” says Arley. She has received a lot of positive

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feedback about these workshops and even sees a correlation between good manners and academic performance. “Many times they have become excellent students.” Arely also teaches an etiquette workshop to special needs children. “They grasp the idea of respect fast,” she says. Workshops about bullying and how to be safe are also offered and teaches her students, “Be nice, but be careful.” Arely has taken good manners into the realm of healthcare and teaches a unique seminar that introduces healthcare professionals to the concept of cultural etiquette and protocol, and how to use those skills when working with Latino patients, many who suffer from mental illness. “Some people might think that etiquette refers only to being polite and thoughtful in general,” she says, “but the reality is that when wisely employed in therapeutic manners it can transform the response of the patient.” Based on this premise, Arely has been invited to present her curriculum at New York University as well as to individual physicians. She also serves on the Cultural Committee of the New York State Department of Health to help advance etiquette teaching into therapeutic settings. Good manners can serve as a bridge between cultures and lifestyles, and though the rules may differ there is one tenet that should be a mantra for all: Do unto others as you would them do unto you. “Manners are based on respect,” Arely says, “and that’s what everybody wants. Respect.”

She has received a lot of positive feedback about these workshops and even sees a correlation between good manners and academic performance.

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Summer Bicycles attached to happy cars traveling east on 27 ... Jimmy Buffet singing “Cheeseburger in Paradise” on your car radio. Jack Johnson singing about making “Banana Pancakes” … Incredibly fresh sweet corn from that little farm stand on Sag Main just south of Loaves & Fishes... Margaritas ... The jockeying to get a reservation at The East Hampton Grill, Nick & Toni’s, Almond, Bobby Van’s, The Southfork Kitchen and now that the late and lamented Della Femina Restaurant’s incredible chef Michael Rozzi is running the kitchen at The Palm, the food will be 100 percent better and The Palm will, once again, be the hottest ticket in the Hamptons … The feeling on Memorial Day that you have been invited to a two-monthlong party as your reward for living through another lousy winter ... Traffic jams around Exit 31 of the LIE that last for a weekend ... Orange traffic cones wherever you drive ... Margaritas ... Riding alone in a convertible at night on the stretch between Amagansett and Montauk with the radio up as loud as it goes and Eric Clapton singing, “Before you accuse me, take look at yourself ” ... Little kids coming out of the surf so teeth-chattering cold that you want to hug the warmth back into them ... Nasty hedge fund guys hopping off their own planes with a jaunty/ arrogant strut. They have so, so much—why don’t they look happy? ... The Bataan Death March walk between Main Beach and Georgica Beach late on a hot Sunday afternoon ... Ice-cold beer, beefsteak tomatoes, just-picked sweet corn whose amazing taste explodes in your mouth, clams, lobsters, steak marinating in soy, garlic and ginger, fresh-cut flowers ... Bike riders testing your driving skills and nerves on Further Lane ... LIPA wimping out on the first real hot summer night ... Stretching out on a big soft chair in your backyard and finally finishing a book you started last summer ...

Margaritas ... Adorable 6-year-old kids (with profit-making skills genetically bred into them) selling lemonade on Lily Pond Lane at outrageously high prices ... A late-night lightning storm that produces a magnificent light show; LIPA blows again ... Hurricanes that never materialize. Then one that comes too close ... Margaritas ... Bluefish, nutty as fruitcakes, following their prey right into shore, right to their doom. Overhead, gulls fly in lazy circles taking it all in ... Grown men hiding behind their sunglasses as they sneak lascivious looks at their children’s teenage nannies ... Starring in your own romantic movie as you hold hands and watch a full moon turn the ocean into a shimmering silver carpet ... The East Hampton bees (smarter than the average bee) that stalk your cookouts and terrorize your kids all summer long ... Basting your children with suntan lotion with the same care you give your Thanksgiving turkey ... Lost sunglasses, flippers, goggles, youth, bathing suits, nose clips, romance, boogie boards that you never seem to find again ... Spinning around town in the Kafka-like “land of no left turns,” searching for a parking space that doesn’t exist ... Falling into a 20-something hot new place, feeling age-challenged and realizing for the first time in your life you don’t belong ... The Artists and Writers Annual Softball Game, where for a few hours the players can live out their childhood dreams of being Mickey Mantle. Watching guys who 20 years ago used to huff now puff as they round the bases … The Sunday night Land Rover/ Mercedes/BMW parade on 27 ... Feeling disappointed and awed at the same time as you see the first beautiful Monarch butterfly of the year. They only seem to show up on the last week of August ... Biting into the last hamburger you can possibly eat on the Monday night of Labor Day weekend and realizing it’s all regretfully over ... Bicycles attached to sad cars traveling west on 27.

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Hell or High Water Despite NIFA’s Rejection, a Federal Criminal Case and Plants in Crisis, Mangano Forges Ahead with Sewer Privatization by CHRISTOPHER TWAROWSKI and SPENCER RUMSEY

Standing behind a podium in a second-floor conference room at the

Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano laid out his plan for the potential privatization of the county’s $1.3 billion sewer system to an intermingled crowd of about 60 residents and sewage workers. It was the same pitch he’d made one week before, to roughly 100 people packing a steamy meeting room inside the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh. The same spiel Mangano cast to reporters May 3 when he called a news conference to announce the selection of New Jerseybased United Water as the county’s pick to lease, operate and maintain its three wastewater treatment plants. The very same sell he made May 17 at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, the last stop on a three-public-information-session tour. Here’s Mangano’s talking points: The county’s New York State-mandated fiscal control board, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA), foretells of an impending sewer fund deficit in 2014. Such a public-private partnership, or “P3”—which the selection of United Water was merely the first part—is the most logical option to deal with that looming deficit to date. The second phase, the selection of an as-yet-unnamed financier, or “concessionaire,” would give the county a $750 million to $850 million upfront lump sum payment based on a 50-year arrangement and fund $300 million to $400 million in capital improvements throughout the next decade to bring the facilities up to snuff. United Water would ensure those repairs and upgrades were made and county sewage workers won’t lose their jobs. Sewer rates would be frozen through 2015 and capped at the Consumer Price Index going forward, which averages about 3 percent annually. The deal would pay down a large portion of the county’s $3 billion debt and thus create recurring revenues. The alternative to his “Debt Reduction and Sewer Stabilization Plan,” Mangano has warned at each 12

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TAKING IT TO THE PEOPLE: NASSAU COUNTY EXEC ED MANGANO PITCHES HIS SEWER PRIVATIZATION AT BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (TOP) MAY 16.

HIRED GUN: FORMER NASSAU PRESIDING OFFICER BRUCE BLAKEMAN HAS BEEN TAPPED TO HELP UNITED WATER MAKE ITS CASE TO THE PUBLIC.

of his sessions, would be a 22 percent rate hike in 2014 and 10 percent bump each year going forward. It was the third time Mangano made the same speech directly to the public. The difference with this venue was that it was Bay Park, a community that had been lied to and literally dumped on for decades by glad-handing politicians and county officials. The day of Mangano’s visit, the plant was in fact running on loud, tractor-trailersized diesel generators that had been hastily hooked through the plant’s walls as a Band-Aid to bypass what has been an unprecedented power failure; the neglected facility made regional news in 2010 when brown plumes oozing from its discharge pipe into popular fishing and recreational grounds made it onto

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YouTube. The county was fined $1.5 million by state regulators in relation to those illegal excretions. No, Bay Park residents wouldn’t be going along with Mangano’s plan without getting some answers first. Among those they sought: “How many health, safety and environmental violations or criminal charges has United Water received from state or federal regulation-enforcement in the last five years? What was the most serious?” Fielding it was Brent Fewell, the company’s vice president of environmental compliance. Sporting a red-and-white striped bowtie, he introduced himself as a former EPA regulator. He talked about the 230 violations Nassau’s plants had

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received. He said how surprised he was that the EPA hadn’t taken action sooner. He explained how dedicated his company was to compliance. “Answer the question,” grumbled a man from the crowd. Fewell continued, stressing the importance of training plant operators to know the environmental laws. “I don’t think you answered the question,” interrupted the man a few moments later, louder. “I’m sorry?” asked Fewell. “You’re not answering these questions,” he replied. ”We didn’t ask you about our plants.” “So one of the questions was: Who is United Water, what’s this criminal matter that we heard about, in Gary, Indiana?” responded Fewell. “This is a matter that’s of public record. Many of you have probably read about it. It is a very technical legal issue involving facts that occurred over 10 years at one of our plants, our operators in Gary, Indiana. We feel very strongly that the government is wrong. “I’m not going to go into it, again, that’s of public record, you can go online, you can read the pleadings in that case,” he said, following a woman’s declaration that she had a “list of questions” regarding United Water’s track record across the country. “There is no allegations of any environmental harm in that case, no allegations of violations. It is a very technical, legal question. We believe, and as a former regulator, I believe, the Department of Justice is wrong in this case. And we’re going to take it to trial.” What Fewell struggled to articulate was that his company, United Water—a subsidiary of Paris, France-based water giant Suez Environnement—was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Northern District of Indiana Environmental Crimes Task Force, Criminal Investigation Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the FBI and the Indiana State Police, regarding its former operations in Gary, Indiana. The company and two of its top employees from that operation are currently the subjects of a criminal case stemming from that probe,

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being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana and the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes Section, charged by a federal grand jury with 26 felony counts including conspiracy and violations of the Clean Water Act—the federal law regulating the discharge of pollutants into waterways and quality standards for surface waters. A report by the nonprofit Food & Water Watch, United Water: Suez Environnement’s Poor Record in the United States, documenting alleged misdeeds and mishaps at nearly a dozen other operations throughout the country, was circulating at each of Mangano’s public pitches. It paints a portrait of financial and environmental recklessness, to say the least. United Water officials confidently dispute the group’s claims. Mangano’s sewer privatization proposal, the subject of a Press investigation in November and the continuation of an award-winning investigative series into the state of Nassau County’s troubled sewage system that began in 2005, has been panned by economists, legal experts, environmentalists and community watchdogs and nonprofit think-tanks, including academics from several of the nation’s top universities. Earlier this month, NIFA, which seized control of the county’s finances last year and has final say over all county contracts totaling more than $25,000, unanimously rejected a contract with investment giant Morgan Stanley worth up to $5 million critical to making the plan a reality. As Bay Park residents’ curiosity exemplifies, there is still very much the public does not know regarding the details and mechanics of Mangano’s plan; from its choice for private operator, United Water, to its yet-to-be selected private investor, to exactly how much ratepayers will be paying to flush their toilets for the next 50 years, among others. Even Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos hasn’t seen any official proposal yet, his spokesman Jostyn Hernandez tells the Press. Several things are certain, however: It would be the largest such financial transaction in the county’s history, the state and one of the largest in the country. It would absolutely determine the fate of generations of Nassau County taxpayers’ dollars. It is also moving full-speed ahead, no matter what.

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“It’s been suggested to us that one of the problems that NIFA has with the project is that we don’t understand it...the problem we have with the project is that we do understand it.” —NIFA Director Christopher Wright

PITCHING THE PLAN: (TOP, L TO R) UNITED WATER VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GARY ALBERTSON AND NASSAU EXEC ED MANGANO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT CEDAR CREEK PLANT. UNITED WATER VP OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE BRENT FEWELL SPEAKS AT BAY PARK. (L) nifa directors george marlin and christopher wright blast mangano’s plan at a may 17 board meeting.

couldn’t have been worse—it came roughly two hours before Mangano and his team were to host their third and final public-information session touting the plan’s merits. Morgan Stanley had been hired by Mangano as an advisor to broker the complex financial transaction and would have received a $5 million finder’s fee if it successfully married the county with a private investor to fund it. The contract aside, the May 17 NIFA meeting quickly devolved into an evisceration of Mangano’s entire sewer plan, with board members seizing upon the opportunity to lambast the deal as nothing but a very costly shell game. NIFA Director George Marlin was the first to draw blood, initiating the motion to squash the Morgan Stanley arrangement, and likening the sewer scheme to “drawing down the credit line on one’s VISA card at 15 percent interest per year to pay down one’s home mortgage which has a 4-percent annual interest rate. “This is a form of back-door borrowing,” he blasted. “Potential

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financial investors who invest money to public-private partnerships expect annual returns of 10 percent to 15 percent. To suggest that a private operator will achieve enough efficiencies to cover most of that cost and that assessments or user fees will increase no more than the rate of inflation— well, anyone who believes that, I have a coliseum in Hempstead I would like to sell them,” Marlin added, taking a jab at Mangano’s failed public referendum last year to have taxpayers pay $400 million for a new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Marlin then attacked what had been one of Team Mangano’s key talking points justifying privatization—that Nassau County’s Sewer Fund Authority is facing “bankruptcy” in 2014, as warned by a 2009 NIFA report—calling it “nonsense,” a “dubious claim,” “false statement” and “red-herring.” “As for the county’s so-called ‘Debt Reduction Plan,’” he continued, “in my 35 years as an investment banker, I have never come across such an

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ill-conceived plan.  It is an example of bad public finance and if implemented will give private-public partnerships a bad name.” Marlin’s colleagues on the NIFA board were equally unsparing in their criticism. “It’s been suggested to us that one of the problems that NIFA has with the project is that we don’t understand it,” charged NIFA Director Christopher Wright. “I would suggest to you that the problem we have with the project is that we do understand it. It’s not a partnership. It’s not some innovative structure that’s going to get trophies handed out at dinners where people send congratulatory notes to each other afterwards. It’s not a wondrous vehicle from municipal finance that’s making its first appearance on the market’s stage. “It’s a very expensive loan,” he continued. “And it doesn’t deserve approval… I can’t see spending scarce county resources in pursuit of various configurations of a deal I have no intention of approving.” The board voted 5 to 0, with one abstention, to reject the contract, with other board members also saying that they would ultimately shoot such a sewer proposal down if it ever officially came before the body for a vote. Despite the thrashing, a defiant and determined Mangano vowed to forge ahead with the controversial sewer

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crippled: (clockwise from top) emergency generators have been powering bay park sewage plant due to an unprecedented power failure. temporary gravity belt thickeners, another emergency fix at the plant, have become MORE permanent.

wrist for any plant management, such as former Nassau Superintendent of Sewage Plants Richard Cotugno or any of his staff or county officials. [Cotugno still collects roughly $130,000 per year, compliments of Nassau taxpayers.] The current power failure at Bay Park is estimated to cost county taxpayers several hundred thousands dollars. Longtime sewage workers and internal records reviewed by the Press say the plant’s systemic dismantling took decades—beginning under former It should be no surprise by now Republican County Executive Tom to anyone in Nassau that the county’s Gulotta’s administration and exacersewage treatment plants are currently bating under former County Executive hell on Earth. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat. Mangano An ongoing Press expose has inherited it, immediately “triaging” the revealed, among many other devastat- situation, spending tens of millions, ing and potentially life-threatening he says, on improvements since taking aspects of the Cedar Creek and Bay office, and promising to new employees Park facilities: inoperative to staff the plants to methane gas valves that adequate levels. hadn’t been serviced in Yet he, too, has fallen years, despite the closest two short, say current and former buildings being elementary plant workers, along with schools; a complete lack of longtime watchdogs such preventive maintenance; as Phil Franco, co-chair of unreported chemical and the Cedar Creek Oversight —NIFA Director George Marlin wastewater spills devoid Committee and a district of warnings to the public, leader of the Nassau County including fishermen and swimmers; Coalition of Civic Associations. gross neglect and complete and utter The plants are still understaffed, mismanagement, either by ignorance they claim. New hires were brought or design. on more for who they know than what Workers who refused to go along they know. Preventive maintenance— with the misdeeds were retaliated the equivalent of changing the oil of against. Bay Park, it was revealed, had one’s vehicle so the entire engine doesn’t been exceeding the legal discharges of have to be replaced—is still not getting its state permit, in violation of EPA done. County expenses on outside conand state Department of Environ- tractors have ballooned to historically mental Conservation regulations, for high levels—more than $22 million, years, without so much as a slap on the according to recent county projections; “It is the one-shot of one-shots!” he tells the Press. “It is classic, oldfashioned back-door borrowing to get a one-shot revenue that the taxpayers and the ratepayers and the people who use water and sewers will be paying back for the next 30 years so they can plug in the holes in their budgets now.” A host of others share Marlin’s unhappiness with the proposal.

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some are heavy campaign donors. Perhaps most backwards, say critics, is that many of the most knowledgeable employees—and the ones who care the most about trying to turn the plant around—have been sent “out to pasture,” relieved from their old posts and conveniently and comfortably silenced. Franco, who’s calling for a federal and state audit and investigation into the plants, questions whether it’s all been done by design, to help further the drive to privatize. “They actually threw the money at it,” he says of Mangano. “But I think one of the reasons they were doing that was to throw everything into deficit. So if we overspent so much in these last few years, then that could be used as the projections for the future.” Regardless of sanctioned destruction or not, the sheer devastation of the plants have many scratching their heads as to why anyone would want to take them over—and how anyone could possibly turn a profit doing so. The answer, says Gary Albertson, United Water’s vice president of business development, who along with Fewell and several other company officials visited the Press offices recently to explain their role as Nassau’s pick for plant operator, is through efficiencies. “We can do it better, for less money than the county’s doing it,” he says. United Water has serviced New York for nearly 120 years and currently provides water and wastewater services to more than 600,000 people throughout the state. The company’s responsibility would not only be operating, but maintaining the facilities and overseeing

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privatization proposal, dismissing suggestions that the board’s overwhelming denial was a death sentence. Mangano stated his intentions during an interview with the Press in his office shortly after NIFA’s rejection and just moments before his administration held its final public-information session on the potential deal. “We’re going to continue to pursue all the options that I’m discussing in this public meetings and move forward with an RFP [Request for Proposals] to determine whether this option is a good option for the people of Nassau County,” said Mangano, calling NIFA’s comments “a fundamental misunderstanding of the public-private partnership.” The Republican county executive had hoped NIFA’s board members would have accepted his offer to meet for a briefing “before they entertained the contract,” he said. “Instead, they put the contract down and voted it down.” Besides, he says: “We didn’t even send them the contract. They obtained a contract and voted on it, on their own.” “My intention is to again offer to the NIFA board an opportunity to come on in and meet with Morgan Stanley, as well as United Water, so they could really understand the basis of this transaction,” continued Mangano. “It is not a borrowing,” he insisted. “It is not a loan.” Mangano’s senior policy advisor, Brian Nevin, told the Press NIFA was “clearly confused” about the sewer plan, adding that the administration has weathered tough words from the fiscal watchdog before. “They beat up the bus before the bus passed,” he said, referring to the county’s privatization of Long Island Bus last year with Veolia Transportation. “They beat up public-private partnership for inmate health care. That’s passed and has been successful,” he continued, citing the privatization of health care at Nassau County jail. “They’ve beat up the Mitchel Field leases. Those have been successful.” “We’re going to keep pushing,” he added. “We’re going to keep pushing because it’s in the best interest of the taxpayers.” Besides NIFA, Mangano’s sewer plan would also require approval from the GOP-controlled county legislature. Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa) is “open” to the concept. So is Nassau Republican Chairman Joe Mondello, who told the Press last November a sewer privatization would probably be a “good idea.” NIFA’s Marlin adamantly disagrees.

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Get it while it’s hot!

Summer comes and goes quickly on Long Island. Mountain climbers know that they only have a short three-month window when the weather is warm enough to scale the tallest mountain in the world. Like the thrill-seekers in Nepal, Long Island families looking for summer fun

are posed with a similar challenge: getting in as many adventures and activities as they can during the summer. Whether your family likes to race go karts or challenge each other in a good old-fashioned game of bowling, you can also learn about airplanes, or exotic animals, or share mint-chocolate chip ice cream cones while playing on one of our many mini-golf courses, the options for fun and excitement Here we Go! on Long Island are endless!

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A place that actually encourages kids to knock things over—it’s every child’s dream! At 300 Long Island, kids can bowl for free all summer as part of their Kids Club. Sign up at freebowling.3hundred.com. Valid for kids 12 and under, Sunday – Friday through 8.31.

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Adventureland has it all, from games to grub and awesome rides like Adventure Falls, a water ride and Hurricane Coaster! They also host an array of rides for younger kids like the Tour de Paris. In the mood to shop? Head to Bavarian Village for Adventureland memorabilia and yummy treats like homemade fudge. If you’re in the mood for more than a treat, Adventureland offers an air-conditioned, sit-down family style restaurant with a huge variety of foods and an arcade with games like Guitar Hero.

All American Hamburger 4286 Merrick Rd., Massapequa 516-798-9574 www.allamericanhamburger.us

The Animal Farm Petting Zoo is the perfect place to spend a long summer day. The entrance includes pony rides and turtle train rides, a musical puppet show and creature encounters. Visitors can feed baby pigs, cows, goats and lambs as well as ride the safari tour train. There’s also a nature shop and picnic area as well as a playground for kids to enjoy.

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The 430-acre racetrack has been a go-to attraction for years and for good reason—it hosts some of the most exciting racing events on the Island. This year Long Islanders have two big races to look forward to at Belmont, including the 56-day meeting that kicked off April 27 and will run through July 15, and the 37-day Fall Championship that kicks off in September. But June 9 may be the most exciting event at the racetrack all year, when the 144th Running of the Belmont Stakes kicks off.

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C&B Archery boasts a top-quality facility and experience for those channeling Katniss Everdeen. They offer archery enthusiasts a more than 9000-square-foot space for practicing the skills of the bow and arrow. Take the family to the range and learn from the professional National Field Archery Association’s accredited staff. Don’t forget to check out the C&B Archery retail store!

Cage 16 1250 St. Louis Ave., Bay Shore 631-647-7757 www.cage16.com

Cage 16 offers young players across Long Island a knowledgeable staff and state-of-theart indoor training facility so they can train like a professional player. The instruction staff has more than 75 years of playing and coaching experience and offers players the chance to take their game to the next level. Players will be able to train alongside some of the most successful high school and college coaches as well as current pro baseball players such as Long Island Ducks Ray Navarrete and Lew Ford.

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Looking for a day of fishing with the whole family? Well, you’re in luck. Captree Fishing in Bay Shore offers just that, bringing families aboard the 75-foot Captain Gillen II, one of the prime family fishing boats on Long Island. They also offer fishing daily from April to November!

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Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve 25 Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Neck 631-423-1770 http://nysparks.com/parks/23 Center for Science Teaching and Learning of Long Island 1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre 516-764-0045 www.cstl.org

Funky Monkey Toy Store 360 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale 516-484-0966 www.funkymonkeytoystore.com Gateway Playhouse 215 South Country Rd., Bellport 631-286-0555 www.gatewayplayhouse.com Gooseberry Grove Ice Cream 12 E. Main St., Oyster Bay 516-628-0385 www.gooseberrygrove.com

Children’s Museum of the East End 376 County Road 79, Bridgehampton 631-537-8250 www.cmee.org

Gurney’s Inn Resort Spa & Conference Center 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk 631-668-2345

Crow’s Nest Mini Golf & Shoppes at Crow’s Nest Cove Woodcleft Ave., Freeport 516-223-0497

The 18-hole golf course features life-sized pirates, a cave with a waterfall and a host of other buccaneer-themed holes sure to please kids of all ages. Birthday Parties & Fundraisers welcome!

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor 516-692-6768 www.cshfha.org

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The Montauk resort is the perfect place for a family summer retreat. The hotel has been providing pleasant getaways since 1926 on the tip of Long Island. At Gurney’s there are an array of choices, and with 109 suites, staterooms and studios, accommodation is easy for any size family. Gurney’s Inn has a beautiful golf course, a salt-water spa and dining. Yummy bites can be found at any of Gurney’s three eating establishments, the nautical natured Sea Grille Restaurant, Caffé Monte and La Pasticceria.

Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead www.hallockville.com

Country Fair Park 3351 Route 112, Medford 631-732-0579 www.countryfairpark.com

Heartland Golf Park 1200 Long Island Ave., Edgewood 631-667-7400 www.heartlandgolfpark.com

Dave & Buster’s Multiple Locations www.daveandbusters.com

Hecksher Park Summer Stage 100 Main St., Huntington 631-351-3000 www.town.huntington.ny.us

Discovery Wetlands Cruises Boatworks Marina, Shore Rd., Stony Brook 631-751-2244 www.wmho.org

Hildebrandt’s 84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park 516-741-0608 www.hildebrandts-wp.com

Dix Hills Center For The Performing Arts 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills 631-656-2148 www.dhpac.org

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents popular performances to Long Island audiences in its air-conditioned 500-seat theater. Shows include everything from Broadway musical theatre, drama, family and children’s theatre, to a new theatrical comedy as well as magic acts and stand-up shows put on by some of the most talented college performers, professional musicians, and national and international stars.

Fad 415 New York Ave., Huntington 631-385-2460 www.fad-treasures.com

Holtsville Park & Ecology Center Buckley Rd., Holtsville 631-758-9664 www.brookhaven.org Iceworks 175 Underhill Blvd., Syosset 516-496-2277 www.iceworksli.com IMAX Dome Cradle of Aviation Museum 1 Davis Ave., Garden City 516-572-4111 www.rosew.imaxtheater.com Island Rock Climbing Gym 60 Skyline Dr., Plainview 516-822-7625 www.islandrock.net

Fire Island Ferry 99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore 631-665-8885 www.fireislandwatertaxi.com Five Towns Mini Golf & Batting Range 570 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence 516-239-1743 www.5townsminigolfbatting.com Frozen Ropes Locations in Syosset and Garden City 516-364-ROPE www.frozenropes.com

The John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden Oyster Bay & Mill Neck Roads 516-676-4486 www.humesgarden.gardenconservancy. org Johnny Rocket’s Multiple Locations www.johnnyrockets.com John W. Engeman Theater at Northport 250 Main St., Northport 631-261-2900 www.engemantheater.com

Fun Station USA 40 Rocklyn Ave., Lynbrook 516-599-7757 www.funstationfun.com

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No need to schlep into New York City to see Broadway-quality shows. From Cinderella and A Tangled Fairytale to Seussical, families can take in a slew of hit performances this summer at the top Northport theater destination, Engeman Theater, long known as the place to see quality live theater on Long Island. Located in downtown Northport, this intimate, enchanting play house is a little slice of Broadway, and Renaissance charm, right on Main Street!

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Jungle Bob’s Reptile World 2536 Middle Country Rd., Centereach 631-737-6474 www.junglebobsreptileworld.com

Jungle Bob’s Reptile World is the go-to store for Long Island reptile-lovers. Jungle Bob educates children and adults on wildlife conservation and explains why reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates can make great pets. And with 39 trips to tropical rain forests, Jungle Bob knows what’s talking about. Young reptile enthusiasts can even have birthday parties with Jungle Bob!

Long Island Sports Complex 103 Mill Rd., Freeport 516-546-0900 www.longislandsportscomplex.com Madison’s Smoothie Cafe Multiple Locations www.madisonsmoothie.com

Karts Indoor Raceway and Laser Tag 701 Union Pkwy., Ronkonkoma 1-800-718-KART www.karts1.com

Mariner’s Cove Marine / Oscar’s Fishing Stations / Jet Ski Rentals 9 Canoe Place Rd., Hampton Bays 631-728-8060 www.yachtworld.com/marinerscove

Krisch’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor 11 Central Ave., Massapequa 516-797-3149 www.krischs.com

Marvel Dairy Whip 258 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach 516-889-4232 Maureen’s Kitchen 1 Larson Ave., Smithtown 631-360-9227

Landshark Restaurant 42 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport 516-868-3332 www.landsharkfreeport.com

Milleridge Inn and Restaurant 585 North Broadway, Jericho 516-931-2201 www.milleridge.com

Laser Kingdom Multiple Locations www.laserkingdoms.com

Laser Kingdom brings action-packed dreams to reality, offering visitors the chance to suit up, wield laser guns and take on their friends and family within the facility decked out with steel barricades, fog, colored flashing lights and a huge electronic scoreboard that keeps track of each team’s score.

Lazerland LI 54A Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack 631-543-8300 www.lazerlandofli.com Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center 431 E. Main St., Riverhead 631-208-9200 www.longislandaquarium.com

Monster Mini Golf Multiple Locations www.monsterminigolf.com Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center 1 Davis Avenue, Garden City 516-572-4177 www.ncfiremuseum.org Old Bethpage Village Restoration 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage 516-572-8401 www.restorationfarm.com Old Westbury Gardens 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury 516-333-0048 www.oldwestburygardens.org

The aquarium and exhibition center is the prime family fun destination on Long Island. It hosts a slew of exciting attractions including the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere and a 120,000-gallon shark tank to year-round sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks and more than 100 exhibits. The place also boasts exciting interactive experiences including a shark dive, pirate snorkel adventure and sea lion kiss. Visitors can also journey down to Butterflies & Birds and let the beautiful little creatures land on your shoulder; just don’t forget to snap a picture!

The family will enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining in the newly renovated dining room or on the waterfront deck with live music. Otto’s also boasts early-bird specials, a cool lounge, raw bar and rooms for private parties! After dining, visit the Shoppes at Crows’ Nest Cove for yearround shopping!

Long Island Children’s Museum 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 516-224-5800 www.licm.org

Paintball Arena 400 Patton Ave., West Babylon 631-694-2707 www.islandpaintball.net

Long Island Ducks 3 Courthouse Dr., Central Islip 631-940-3825 www.liducks.com

Peter Pan Diner 999 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore 631-665-1788 www.peterpandiner.com

Otto’s Sea Grill 271 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport 516-378-9480

Bay Shore’s Peter Pan Diner has been serving Long Island families for over 40 years and there’s a reason people keep coming back. The place is all about good times and good grub-Have you tried the chocolate chip pancakes? And they’re not the only item on the menu that keeps foodies coming back, the place provides a menu full of scrumptious signature dinner specials! It’s top notch customer service is another reason it’s a top choice for family meals. If you don’t believe us, believe the rest of Long Island, who voted it one of the best this past year!

Long Island Game Farm 638 Chapman Blvd., Manorville LIE Exit 70 631-878-6644 Longislandgamefarm.com Long Island Laser Bounce 2710 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown 516-342-1330 www.lilaserbounce.com Long Island Maritime Museum 88 West Ave., West Sayville www.limaritime.org 631-HIS-TORY or 631-854-4974

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay www.plantingfields.org

Long Island Science Center 11 West Main St., Riverhead

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Pump it Up 135 Dupont St., Plainview 516-575-2300 www.pumpitupparty.com

Pump it Up boasts private indoor arenas full of gigantic inflatable slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more. It hosts Pop-in

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Playtime, where kids can come to bounce around, slide and play while the parents can mingle with each other in a safe, clean and climate-controlled environment. This year, there are a few new things to look forward to at Pump It Up including Jump-N-Art camp, where arts come alive and hopping and kids can explore their creative side while bouncing too. Jump N Jam is another great event kicking off June 16, when Pump It Up turns the lights down and the music up allowing visitors to jump to the beat of the music, play games or just sit back and chill.

Red Mango Multiple Locations www.redmangousa.com

The Melting Pot 2377 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale 631-752-4242 www.meltingpot.com The Rinx 660 Terry Rd., Hauppauge 631-232-3222 www.therinx.com Tiki Action Park 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach 631-471-1267 www.tikiactionpark.com

Red Mango, which launched its first store in 2007 and has become a chain of more than 150 stores across the country, is the go-to yogurt destination. Red Mango offers more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt, made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits, probiotic iced teas, and more than 20 delicious varieties of smoothies.

When you play Tiki’s challenging mini-golf course amid gushing waterfalls, streams, caves and a fish-stocked pond, the tropical music, decor, palm trees and burning torches will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Their go-karts attract thrill-seekers who claim Tiki’s has the area’s fastest karts and the longest races. If you’re interested in a party, Tiki’s got so many extras, you’ll wonder how the pricing is so low.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation 467 East Main St., Riverhead 631-369-9840

Trainland 293 Sunrise Hwy., Lynbrook 516-599-7080 www.trainworld.com

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is New York’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. It’s a not-for-profit organization that operates the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Located within the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, The Riverhead Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of seals, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. They also give tours of the facility, as well as lectures, seal cruises, ecology walks, and beach cleanups to foster good stewardship of the environment.

Shelter Island Kayak Tours Route 114 at Duvall, Shelter Island 631-749-1900 www.kayaksi.com

Ultimate Gaga 575 Underhill Blvd., Syosset 516-921-4242 www.ultimategaga.com United Skates of America 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford 516-795-5474 www.unitedskates.com NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury 516-247-5200 www.livenation.com WaterFront Center 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay 516-922-7245 www.thewaterfrontcenter.org

Skudin Surf, Inc. 218 E Park Ave., Long Beach www.skudinsurf.com

Weigh To Go Self Serve Frozen Yogurt 4887 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park 516-308-4180 www.weightogoyogurt.com

South Levittown Lanes 56 Tanners Ln., Levittown 516-731-5700 www.levittownbowling.com

Westfield Sunrise Shopping Mall 1 Sunrise Mall, Massapequa 516-795-3550 www.westfield.com/sunrise

Splish Splash 2549 Middle County Rd., Riverhead 631-727-3600 www.splishsplashlongisland.com

Whaling Museum 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor 631-367-3418 www.cshwhalingmuseum.org

Sports Plex 1329 Newbridge Rd., North Bellmore 516-785-8855 www.sportsplexonline.com Tackapausha Museum and Preserve Washington Avenue north of Merrick Rd., Seaford 516-572-0200 www.nassaucountyny.gov Tanger Outlets at The Arches 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park 631-667-0600 www.tangeroutlet.com/deerpark

Tanger Outlets at The Arches was voted Best Shopping Mall on Long Island for the second year in a row this year and for good reason. The shopping and entertainment destination includes an ice-skating rink (during the winter), movie theater, upscale restaurants and a local farmers market in-season. Farmer’s Market at Tanger Outlets at the Arches take place on Saturdays & Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through December. They also put on a summer series “Sounds Of Summer” featuring top names in the music world. This summer visitors can expect to see Kris Allen of “American Idol” on July 14, Boys Like Girls on August 11 and Karmin In Concert September 1.

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White Post Farms 250 Old County Rd., Melville 631-351-9373 www.whitepostfarms.com Wickham’s Fruit Farm 28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue 631-734-6441 www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com Willis Hobbies 300 Willis Ave., Mineola 516-746-3944 www.willishobbies.com Wood Kingdom 111 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale 631-845-3804 www.woodkingdomwest.com

Farmingdale’s Wood Kingdom is the place to pick up summer essentials from swing-sets to sheds and gazebos. The family-owned and operated business, features indoor and outdoor showrooms, a knowledgeable staff and endless products including a large selection of outdoor and educational toys by Step 2, high-quality basketball systems from First Team and trampolines from Jump Sport, AlleyOop, and SpringFree. While you shop, let the kids relax during public open play sessions or private birthday parties.

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the expenditure of the $300 million to the deal for United Water, the company $400 million the county envisions from isn’t giving up. a private financier, and would make the “United Water is going to continue plants more efficient—through staffing on working with the county on putting assessments, restructuring, prioritization, forward the project as outlined by the automation, better management, better county executive,” says Blakeman. “We’re training, more accountability—explains continuing to move forward. Albertson. “From a financial viewpoint, this is Those changes, he says, could make an absolute no-brainer,” he continues. “It the plants as much as 30 to 40 percent will be fiscal malpractice not to do this more efficient than they are today. Since deal… You’re talking about the county the second part of the equation, the relieving themselves of some $450 million private financier, hasn’t been selected and in debt; that is huge!” thus no contract drawn up yet, it’s too It’s that retirement of debt that Nassau early to estimate how much that could Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), mean in dollars. A banker from Morgan perhaps Mangano’s most outspoken Stanley tells the Press critic, says is the real the private financier key to understanding would benefit from exactly why any private United Water’s efficiencompany would be intercies, along with future ested in the sewer deal. development projects Since Mangano has said utilizing the system. the operator pockets the And despite sewer district’s $117 milNIFA’s rejection of lion-plus annual revenue the Morgan Stanley stream, he explains, contract, says former once the $750 million Nassau County legisretires its $465 million in lator and failed U.S. debt, the millions spent Senatorial candidate on servicing that debt Bruce Blakeman, who’s sweetens the pot. been hired by former “So it’s really $140 ECONOMISTS, LEGAL EXPERTS, ACADEMICS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS Republican Assemblymillion worth of revenue AND CIVIC LEADERS PANNED THE man-turned lobbyist that they’re going to get,” SEWER PRIVATIZATION DEAL IN A Tom Alfano to use his says Denenberg. “We’re NOVEMBER 2011 PRESS COVER STORY Nassau ties to help seal talking about giving away

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for a budget one-shot Nassau County’s most expensive and important environmental infrastructure!” Denenberg says the deal is not merely wishful thinking for Team Mangano— rather that the administration is banking on its passage, since it’s already budgeted in the county’s multi-year financial plans. Elliott Sclar, economist and professor of urban planning and director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, also questions the logic of Mangano’s deal. Sclar is a nationally recognized expert on privatization and author of You Don’t Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization. He “very much doubt[s]” United Water’s claim of 30- to 40-percent efficiencies and questions the purported benefits of keeping sewer rates stable with CPI, which fluctuates and can increase, while most families’ paychecks haven’t. “You’re talking about a county where most of the people who live there, they haven’t gotten raises that have kept up with inflation,” he explains. “Their real income has been falling. You’ve got all of these blue-collar working-class people who live in Nassau County and they’re getting killed right now. Essentially, the real cost is going to go up for them.” “What I don’t understand is why Mangano is doing this, playing this particular game, rather than attempting to do some real reform,” he adds. “It all looks

like smoke and mirrors to say he never raised taxes while he was there.” Phineas Baxandall, an economist at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and a former academic who works on infrastructure issues, shares the interpretation. “Local governments are broke, and it’s often kind of a budget gimmick that allows them to keep their no-tax pledge and appear to be doing something innovative when in fact they’re just borrowing from the residents in the future by promising higher rates,” he says. “The devil’s in the details,” warns Donald Cohen, chairman of Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit In The Public Interest. “Is there anything in that deal that would not allow us to make good public policy decisions that are good for the environment?” If Mangano does move ahead with the deal and successfully finds a private investor willing to be a part of such a plan, NIFA members assure that they’ll have final say over the inevitable contract. For now, Marlin stresses what he says is the nonsensical math of the scheme, explaining that the whole thing not only stinks, but also has a long way to go before it could ever become reality. “I believe that NIFA sent a very strong message that our entire board is not thrilled with this particular deal,” he says. “Anyone who says that this is a ‘done deal’ is delusional.”

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Classic Rock Art Show @ Tanger Outlets at the Arches Deer Park Join Tanger Outlets and Q104.3 in welcoming famed Beatles animator Ron Campbell, best known as the animator of the Beatles film “Yellow Submarine.” The free exhibit features rare artwork created by rock stars such as, Paul McCartney, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Ron Wood, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Tony Bennett, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, U2, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mellencamp, Sting and many more—plus rock photographs from sessions including Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and others. The show will also feature handwritten song lyrics, album cover artwork, gold records, concert tour posters, lithographs and more. All works are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Friday, 6.1 - Sunday, 6.3.—Jaclyn Gallucci

Lana Del Rey plays Irving Plaza Thursday, 6.7 through Sunday, 6.10.

Jessica Sanchez @ Rockefeller Plaza The 16-year-old “American Idol” runner-up who wowed audiences with her cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” takes the stage solo for NBC’s Summer Concert Series. Idol winner Phillip Phillips was supposed to appear but is getting ready to undergo kidney surgery. His absence will probably cut down on the screaming 12-year-old girl contingent, but you’ll still probably want to get to the Plaza early if you want to get up front. Thursday, 5.31.—JG

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ongoing Volunteers Needed St. Catherine of Siena, Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center, a 240-bed nursing and rehabilitative care center located at 52 Route 25A, Smithtown, currently seeks individuals willing to volunteer their time as transporters, companions, recreational assistants & office assistants. Call 631-862-3959.

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like “Pretty In Pink” and “Into You Like a Train.” —DGdR A Hero’s Fate/ Jumpstart Tomorrow @ Vibe 1964: A Tribute to the Beatles @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury The Warden and F.A.M.E./Go For Launch @ Revolution

Brigade @ YMCA Boulton Center

Murphy’s Law/ Runny/The Last Stand/Agitator/ Tribal Force/No Dice @ St. Vitus Jessica Kirson @ Governor’s, Also 6.2 BangladeshiAmerican Night @ Eisenhower Park Sustainability Conference @ Carlyle on the Green Upright Citizens

Film: The Salt of Life @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center saturday6.2 Spring Fling Arts & Music Festival & Sidewalk Sale @ Babylon Village, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also 6.3, noon-5 p.m. Entertainment, art displays, dance performances, plenty

Upright Citizens Brigade @ YMCA Boulton Center Judy Collins/ Madeleine Peyroux @ Town Hall tUne-YaRDS @ Terminal 5 Brad Paisley/The Band Perry/Easton Corbin @ Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater Headliner Brad Paisley is that rare multi-faceted talent in the world of contemporary country music—a crack guitar-playing singer-songwriter not heavily reliant on Nashville publishing houses to provide him with a steady stream of material to record. Last year’s This is Country Music continued Paisley’s unconventional streak by mixing in guest spots with Carrie Underwood, Alabama, Don Henley, Blake Shelton and Clint Eastwood (!) with originals paying homage to distinctly non-country music icons Dick Dale and Ennio Morricone. — DGdR Menage a Twang/ Doll Parts/ Gentlemen Callers/ Woodpecker @ Bell House

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Walmart is teaming up with Long Island Cares, Inc. for 10 “Stuff-aTruck” events to collect food for Long Island’s regional food bank. The events will all take place at the Walmart of South Setauket located at 3990 Nesconset Highway from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, May 31 Friday, June 1 Friday, June 29 Monday, July 2 Tuesday, July 31 Wednesday, August 1 Wednesday, September 5 Monday, October 1 Thursday, November 1 Monday, December 3 Volunteers are also needed to collect

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A RESCUE STORY ABOUT A WOLF NAMED “TAKODA”

1st Wolf fund RaiseR foR l.i.’s ambassadoR Wolf “takoda” “Running With The Wolves Rescue,Inc.” is L.I. based 501(c) 3 Non-For-Profit Organization hosting it’s 1st Wolf Fund Raiser for L.I.’s Ambassador Wolf “Takoda” on Sunday June 10th from 2-6PM. Also SAVE- THE- DATE for L.I.’s 9th Wolf Expo and Wildlife Exhibit this Fall Sunday Oct. 14th 2012 held at the Sheraton Hotel in Hauppauge, NY. See Live Wolves and their handlers! All donations are tax deductible, you may make a donation via our website with our pay pal account or you may mail a donation to: Running With The Wolves Rescue Inc, P.O. Box 1394 Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. August 2011 “Running With The Wolves Rescue Inc.” and the S.T.A.R. Foundation were asked to aid in a rescue of a young Wolf Pup that had been purchased out of state by a private citizen who could no longer keep him. Wolves are illegal in most of the lower 48 states...RWTW and the S.T.A.R. Foundation are a Non-For-Profit Organization based on Long Island, NY. Together we were able to rescue the Wolf pup at 3 months old to a safe haven for him until we were able to place him at a Wolf Sanctuary. The S.T.A.R. foundation is Federal and State licensed for Wild and Exotic Animals, so they were able to house the little Wolf Pup for as long as it took to find him a Wolf Sanctuary that had placement for a Wolf to join their “PACK”. The vet who contacted us about the Wolf Pup was kind enough to provide vaccinations and neuter surgery he needed in order to be taken to the new place. He was transported to the S.T.A.R. Foundation to recover and for on going treatment for parasites. The vet contacted us by a very responsible dog trainer who was called to train the Wolf Pup. The Trainer, upon meeting the Wolf pup knew he could not be trained like a dog and that it was illegal for him to keep. He was urged to surrender him before any dangerous situation could occur. We thank him for his knowledge and for contacting us. We have reached out to many organizations,

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SaturdayCont. of food and fun all over the village. Yard Sale @ Hallockville Museum Farm Justin Guarini @ Joe’s Pub

Colbie Caillat @ Rumsey Playfield With Andy Grammer. Horna/ Kommandant/ Abazagorath/Woe @ St. Vitus  Anders Osborne @ Bowery Ballroom With The Revivalists.

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Jonathon Coulton @ Gramercy Theatre The Things They Carried/Rosedale @ Vibe Lounge With Nuclear Funeral, Dead Within, The Last Sineater, The Shipman Inquiry & Verbatim. Jerry “The Iceman” Butler @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Chely Wright @ City

Where it’s At Do This Venue Information Nassau County

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BOCES School Grounds — Newbridge Road & Jerusa- PlattdeutscheParkBiergarten — 1132 Hempstead lem Avenue, Bellmore Tpke., Franklin Square. Brokerage Comedy Club 516-354-3131. www. — 2797 Merrick Rd, parkrestaurant.com Bellmore. 516-785-8655. Revolution — 140 Merrick www.brokeragecomedy. Rd., Amityville. 516-208com 6590. www.revolutionli. Carlyle on the Green — 99 com Quaker Meeting House Serata of Long Beach — Rd., Farmingdale 777 West Beach St., Long Eisenhower Park — Beach Hempstead Turnpike, East Tun Tavern — 605 Stewart Meadow Ave., Garden City Governor’s Comedy Vibe Lounge — 60 N. Park Club — 90 Division Ave., Levittown. 516-731-3358. Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-208-6590. www. www.govs.com vibeloungeli.com Greek Orthodox Cathedral Zicana — 58 Sylvester St., of St. Paul — 110 CatheWestbury dral Ave., Hempstead Jones Beach Theater — Ocean Parkway, Wantagh Kennedy Plaza — Park Avenue, Long Beach Landmark on Main Street — 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-7676444. www.landmarkonmainstreet.org Mulcahy’s — 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500. www. muls.com

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Bay Street Theatre — The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. 631-725-9500. www. baystreet.org Bethel Hobbs Community Farm — 178 Oxhead Rd., Centereach Blue Point Brewery — 161 River Ave., Patchogue. Book Revue — 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442. www. bookrevue.com

NYCB Theatre at Westbury Brookhaven Lab — William — 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. Floyd Parkway, Upton www.thetheatreatwestCinema Arts Centre — 423 bury.com Park Ave., Huntington Old Bethpage Village Res- 631-423-FILM. www.cinemaartscentre.org toration — 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage. 516-572-8401. www.nas- Cornell Gardeners — 3059 Sound Ave., Riverhead saucountyny.gov Old Westbury Gardens — Dix Hills Performing Arts Center — 305 N. Service 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. 516-333-0048. Rd., Dix Hills. 631-6562148. www.dhpac.org

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Winery A Taste of Summer @ Old Bethpage Village Gavin DeGraw/ Colbie Caillat @ Central Park SummerStage North Fork Pig Roast @ Pindar Vineyards Ribbons of Hope Continued on page 38

Bowery Ballroom — 6 Delancey St. 212-5332111. www.boweryballroom.com Central Park SummerStage — Central Park, Manhattan

City Winery — 155 Varick St. 212-608-0555. www. Harbor Country Day citywinery.com School — 17 Three Sisters Gramercy Theatre — 127 Rd., St. James E. 23rd St. 212-777-6800. Heckscher Park — 164 www.thegramercytheatre. W. Main St., Huntington com Village Irving Plaza — 17 Irving Martha Clara Vineyards Pl. 212-777-6800. www. — 6025 Sound Ave., irvingplaza.com Riverhead Joe’s Pub — 425 Lafayette McGuire’s Comedy Club St. 212-539-8778. www. — 1627 Smithtown Ave., joespub.com Bohemia. 631-467-5413. Mercury Lounge — 217 www.mcguirescomE. Houston St. 212-260edyshows.com 4700. www.mercuryloungPeconic Riverwalk — Main enyc.com Street, Riverhead Rumsey Playfield — CenPindar — 117 Main St., tral Park, Manhattan Port Jefferson Terminal 5 — 610 W. 56th SunkenMeadowStatePark St. 212-582-6600. www. — North end of Sunken terminal5nyc.com Meadow Parkway, Kings Town Hall — 123 West Park 43rd St. 212-840-2824. Sweetbriar Nature Center www.the-townhall-nyc.org — 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Webster Hall — 125 E Smithtown 11th St. 212-353-1600. T.C. Diamond Arts — www.websterhall.com 354 Sunrise Hwy., West Brooklyn Babylon Bell House — 149 Seventh Westhampton Beach Per- St. 718-643-6510. www. forming Arts Center — 76 thebellhouseny.com Main St., Westhampton Brooklyn Bowl — 61 Beach. 631-288-1500. Wythe Ave. 718-963www.whbpac.org 3369. www.brooklynbowl. YMCA Boulton Center — com 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. St. Vitus — 1120 Manhat631-969-1101. www. tan Ave. www.saintvitusboultoncenter.org bar.com

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B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill — 237 West 42nd St. 212-997-4144. www. bbkingblues.com Barnes & Noble Union Square — 33 E. 17th St., Union Square

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saturdayCont. Benefit Concert @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

sunday6.3 Smithtown Festival Day @ Smithtown

Antiques on the Riverfront @ Peconic Riverwalk

Gottscheer Volksfest @ Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant

General Hospital’s Laura Wright Fan Event @ Brokerage Comedy Club

Port Washington HarborFest Dock Day & Craft Fest @ Port Washington

The Things They Carried/Rosedale @ Vibe, Long Island quartet The Things They Carried—or 3TC—bring their brand of alternative metal to Amityville, along with Canada’s alternative outfit, Rosedale. Both bands share the philosophy of fully immersing themselves into their crafts, and the result is an honest and genuine form of hard-hitting rock. Supporting bands include Nucleear Funeral, Dead Within, The Last Sineater, The Shipman Inquiry and Verbatim.

Clam Bake @ Blue Point Brewery

Belmont Festival @ Elmont Strawberry Festival @ Harbor Country Day School Long Island Art & Wine Festival @ Eisenhower Park, Also 6.3. Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair @ Heckscher Park. Artists and arts and crafts vendors throughout the park. Also 6.3. Opening Rally @ Serata of Long Beach, Serata of Long Beach is celebrating its opening with Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island and Fuoco Group, with a special charity luncheon. Attendees will enjoy delicious lunch, wine and beverages, music, and raffles will be provided to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Attendees can expect to see top notch cars (car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their vehicles to Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island prior to the event (located at 65 South Service Road) at 10:30 a.m. sharp where together they will ride to Serata in a parade of the world’s most exotic cars). —Licia Avelar Nature & Wildlife Festival @ Sweetbriar Nature Center

New Talent Show @ Governor’s Patent Pending @ Revolution, With This Good Robot, Bellwether, Life Between Sleep & The Age. Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea @ City Winery Michael Amante w/ Ric Mango @ NYCB Theatre @ Westbury With Memorial Day still fresh in everyone’s mind, Floral Park’s Michael Amante will be paying tribute to veterans with this hometown show with a portion of the show’s proceeds going to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and DAV Chapter 76 National Amputation Foundation, Inc. Along with Amante appearing alongside his duet partner Marissa Famiglietti and good buddy Ric Mango, Garden City-based Music and Theatre Legacy Foundation (MTLF) will be awarding its inaugural scholarship for performance studies to New Hyde Park Memorial High School student Nicole Kemmet.—DGdR Gottscheer Volksfest @ Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant Blessing of the Fleet @ Patchogue River Beethoven in the Barn @ Martha Clara Vineyards Antique & Collectible Auto Show @ Old Westbury Gardens

SUMMER IN SAG HARBOR Each year, to satisfy the jetsetters’ taste for new places to party and swipe their plastic, new businesses pop up as old ones undergo renovations. This year, there’s so much to look forward to on the South Fork.

Monc XIII: This store sells everything from vintage furniture and books to exclusive new items such as Cire Trudon and Frédéric Malle candles. The store itself is as unique as the items it holds within its salvaged oak barn ceilings, exposed wood beams, antique glass windows, and custom-designed spiral staircase and displays to show shoppers how these products can fit in their home. Pepalajefa: European-esc foods inspired by owner Livia Hegner’s travels that also inspired the décor of the store, which happens to be covered with global newspapers. On the menu are hot and cold sandwiches, crespelle or crepes stuffed with tomato and ricotta, Moroccan chicken legs, belle helene of poached pears with chocolate sauce; and handmade caramel chocolate candies. The Bell & Anchor: This hot spot sits in front of the Mill Creek Marina and was inspired by the maritime history of Sag Harbor. It’s clad in sea-green-blue and white with plank flooring and wooden tables and boasts a scrumptious menu offering folks lobster and shellfish platters along with fishes of the day. It also has steaks for those not so fish-friendly. Muse in the Harbor: Located on Main Street, this restaurant offers great food and great décor including a giant fish tank with resident tropical fish. Menu options take on funny names, ranging from Tuna “Menage A Trois” to “Not Ya Mama’s Meatballs.” No hints here, you’ll have to experience both for yourself! Dessert turns into quite the affair with “Happy Ending” and “Are You Ready For Smore!” Wash it down with a Caribbean Cosmo or Bahama blueberry mojito. —Licia Avelar Revolution, With Crown the Empire, Set It Off, Palisades, Lions Lions, I Aspire & They All Float.

Celebration of Long Beach @ Kennedy Plaza, A day of celebrations dedicated to Long Island’s “City by the Sea.”

Evening Tower Tour @ Fire Island Lighthouse

monday6.4 Legends of Rock Vol. 4 @ Bay Street Theatre, With rare footage of The Beatles, Rollign Stones, The Doors, Santana & more.

90th Anniversary

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Harborfest Dock Day & Craft Festival @ Town Dock, Port Washington

Shawn Colvin @ City Winery All Fall Down CD release party. Merzbow/Wold @ St. Vitus Lindsey Buckingham @ B.B. King Blues Continued on page 40

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The Walkmen @ Bowery Ballroom

MondayCont.

Winthrop-University Hospital Clinical Trials Center is seeking patients who have been diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma, a tumor in the pancreas which cannot be removed by surgery, for a research study of an investigational medication.

Club, Also 6.5.

LP @ Joe’s Pub

Dance DJ Tony Arzadon @ Mulcahy’s

The Cribs @ Irving Plaza, With Alex Winston & Devin.

tuesday6.5 Joan Rivers @ Barnes & Noble Union Square

The purpose of the study is to find out if an investigational product is safe and effective when given with the standard treatment.

Strawberry Festival @ Plattduetsche Park Restaurant

Rodney Crowell & Mary Karr @ Joe’s Pub Tim Rogers (You Am I) @ Mercury Lounge, With Daniel Wayne.

To be eligible for the study, you must be: � 18 years of age or older � diagnosed with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys @ Bowery Ballroom For his most recent album, Big Station, Escovedo reunites with legendary glamrock producer Tony Visconti for a dozen uptempo rock songs co-written by Bay Area buddy Chuck Prophet about everything from his own decline to the Mexican drug wars. and the joy, heartbreak and sensuality that comes with being in love. As an added bonus, fellow former punkturned-Americana singer-songwriter Jesse Malin will be on the bill. —DGdR

Eligible participants will receive study-related medical care and treatment therapy. For more information, call 516-663-9582 or e-mail clinicaltrials@winthrop.org Visit us online at: www.winthrop.org/departments/clinical/ctn Conveniently located 1/2 block from the LIRR in Mineola

The Temper Trap @ Terminal 5, With School of Seven Bells. The Dandy Warhols @ Irving Plaza, Also 6.6 @ Bell House. wednesday6.6 Seafood Festival @ Sunken Meadow State Park, Every Wednesday evening stop by the boardwalk for seafood by Lessings and live music. An Evening w/ Steve Guttenberg @ Cinema Arts Centre

Thursday6.7 James McCartney @ Gramercy Theatre With Oria Aspen & Lisa Bouchelle. NYS Troopers/ Marine Corps Assoc. Inaugural Fundraiser @ Tun Tavern, Advanced reservations and payment required. $30 per person cash bar, lite buffet and entertainment with One Sound Label & DJ Zeus. Go to http://usmetroopers. eventbrite.com to purchase tickets. All Star Comedy Show @ Governor’s Grand Opening @ Zicana Zicana is a luxury line composed of precious stones that are made into art, jewelry and furniture. Colorful gemstones, semiprecious stones and more, all from Mother Earth, are crafted into exclusive pieces of art, jewelry and furniture under one powerhouse. This launch party, at 7 p.m., will include a gallery of large, breathtaking rooms showcasing the innovative artwork for the first time ever.   Spring Festival @ Cornell Gardeners, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Surfing w/ Wavelets @ Brookhaven National Lab

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Crossword TIMBER LINE ACROSS 1 ‘84 Daryl Hannah film 7 Belfry sound 11 Poetic monogram 14 Little rascal 19 Bunch of ballplayers 20 Fairy-tale fiend 21 Spring mo. 22 Forbidden 23 Start of a remark by 114 Across 25 Teddy-bear president 27 Tut’s relative 28 Ganesh or Hanuman 29 That’s the spirit 30 Building wings 31 Level 33 Actress Welch 36 With 51 Across, “Wuthering Heights” author 38 Face lift? 41 Anchored 42 Hot spot? 43 Part 2 of remark 47 Aries animal 50 Important numero 51 See 36 Across 52 “- look at me!” 53 Distinctive period 54 Irving character 56 Hotels 57 Prepare the Parmesan 60 Toil 62 Dwelling 64 Trim a photo 65 Rotund

66 Vittle statistics? 68 He’s got plans for you 72 Skilled 73 Pick-me-up 74 Sheet of stamps 75 Big name in kids’ music 77 TV’s “Starsky and -” 78 Get on 80 Cougar 81 Viscount’s superior 85 Put into service 86 Partially open 88 “Summer -” (‘72 hit) 90 Mauna 91 Augsburg article 92 End of remark 97 Wise guy? 98 Bother 99 Like Hawaiian shirts 100 Wails 102 Vicar’s assistant 103 Bend 105 Saucy 106 It gets squirreled away 108 Beastly place? 109 Jacket info 112 Gardener’s friend 114 Speaker of remark 119 “- Gay” 120 Khan opener? 121 Kind of roast 122 He’s left holding the bag 123 Enticed

124 Pewter base 125 Cunning 126 Layers DOWN 1 Blind part 2 Bodybuilder’s pride 3 Need 4 Give it - (try) 5 Big -, CA 6 Reduce a risk 7 Little lake 8 “ The - and I” (‘47 film) 9 Word with folk or fine 10 Tenor Slezak 11 Durham denizen 12 Bobbin 13 Cupid, in Corinth 14 Sault - Marie, MI 15 Collapse 16 Ring - (seem familiar) 17 Aquarium fish 18 Saucepans 24 Charged atom 26 Witty Wright 29 Spiritual guide 31 Lilly of pharmaceuticals 32 Do or die? 33 Takes a break 34 Exercise aftermath 35 Status 37 Diner fare 38 Self-important 39 Blabby bird 40 Borodin’s “Prince -” 41 One of us? 42 Woodwind in-

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89 Finish the lawn 93 “The Avengers” actress 94 Knitter’s need 95 Monk’s title 96 Wicked stuff? 97 Pay up 100 Reeves of “The Matrix” 101 Mistake 102 It’s walked at Windsor 103 Watch pocket 104 Crochet units 105 Rind 107 Winter wear 108 Off-the-wall 109 - carotene 110 “Players” actor 111 Gumbo veggie 113 Possessed 114 North Pole worker 115 Milne creature 116 Cowboy Tom 117 Bon - (witticism) 118 “I’m freezing!”

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Join Rob Basso, author of for a book signing at Book Revue Huntington

You’re Invited!

Date: June 6, 2012 Time: 7-9pm Where: Book Revue 313 New York Avenue Huntington, NY Learn valuable lessons about driving business growth

Register early at tinyurl.com/bookrevue for a free copy of "The Everyday Entrepreneur Business Building DVD!"

Hear impactful stories to hone your entrepreneurial success Learn how to have success on your own terms “Soak in the wisdom that Rob has gathered to share with you. I can’t think of a better guy to write this book.” – Jeff Hoffman, co-founder Priceline.com

Rob is a regular guest/contributor to: Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC, Entrepreneur.com, NYER, Amex OPEN Forum, Newsday & News 12 LI.

Questions? Contact Christine Cesarino at 516-931-0540 or email ccesarino@TheEverydayEntrepreneurBook.com

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