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Sound Smart at a Party You may want to rethink bounce castles at your kid’s next birthday party. A new study says that

A Texas scientist says she sequenced the DNA of Sasquatch. Yes, Sasquatch AKA Bigfoot AKA guy

most people think is fake. Dr. Melba S. Ketchum says that she got the DNA from a blueberry bagel that was left outside a Michigan home known for its Sasquatch creature visits. Her team states that Bigfoot is a hybrid of a female Homo sapien and a male of “unknown hominin species.” Critics point out that her company, DNA Diagnostics, received an “F” from the Better Business Bureau and that the scientist hasn’t allowed peer review of her findings. So, do Sasquatch exist? Let’s leave out some blueberry bagels and find out… Swedish bus riders will see the light this winter.

Energy company Umea Energi announced that it will install ultra-violet lights at about 30 bus stops

Sound Smart update: Regular readers of this knowledgeable column might remember last issue’s story of Damaine Mitchell, the 19-year-old man who told a judge that he didn’t think he would be able to give up marijuana in order to avoid jail time. He even asked if he could smoke “one more joint” before he started his newfound sobriety. Well, readers, young Mitchell has decided to give up pot, which he had been smoking since he was 10 years old, and will get credit for time served from marijuana possession. We applaud his efforts to get clean, and figure it’s probably easy for him to do so now since he is still in jail on a trespassing charge…

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bounce houses, castles, moonwalks and other inflatable amusements injure a child every 46 minutes in the United States. Researchers looked at figures from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a database that shows emergency department visits for children under 18, and discovered that between 1990 and 2010, almost 65,000 injuries were tied to the bouncers. They also found that the annual injury rate from bouncy houses doubled between 2008 and 2010. While fractures and sprains made up the majority of the ailments, about one in five injuries occurred to the head and neck, which can lead to more serious problems…

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Dear Editor: No one can deny the destruction from Hurricane Sandy has been widespread and devastating. Living in Manhattan I saw the effects firsthand as the Lower East Side and downtown areas were transformed into what looked like a war zone. People were without power for days and many homes and businesses were destroyed. As resilient as our city has been, it’s scary to think that hurricanes and storms like this are going to become more common as climate change continues to change our weather patterns. We know that global warming pollution is driving the extreme weather we’ve been seeing lately—and as Gov. Cuomo said in his letter to the New York Daily News, “It’s time we get serious once and for all.” The governor can show how serious he is by strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which will help cut down on emissions. As the city recovers from Sandy, let this storm be a reminder that the time to change is now. Sincerely, Laura Purton, Environment New York

Dear Editor: If Gov. Andrew Cuomo actually follows through on his threat to hold the Long Island Power Authority accountable for their failure to follow through on their post-Irene promises to improve upon their history of woefully inadequate storm response, the first thing he will do is banish the utility’s resigning chief, Michael Hervey, forever from  Long Island and the rest of New York State. He should forcibly ship him off to the same villa (with all power shut off!)  where LILCO Chairman William Catacosinos continued his 1985 European vacation during Hurricane Gloria in 1985.  But I’m not too confident that Cuomo will take any meaningful action on the common people’s behalf, because  he was our governor before, during  and after last August’s Hurricane Irene. Richard Siegelman, Plainview

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THE ONION—BULL’S EYE The Onion declares North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in a satirical article, and China’s communist news organization, People’s Daily Online, falls for it and republishes the story, adding a 55-image gallery of Jong to illustrate it. And once again, truth is s audit stranger than fiction. n io n o the CASEY—OFF TARGET Law enforcement officials say they missed evidence that someone in Casey Anthony’s home Googled “fool-proof” suffocation methods the day her daughter was last seen alive, but angus attorney Jose Baez calls the searches “suicide-related.” Planning to commit suicide the same day your daughter disappears? Truth isn’t that strange.

ANGUS—PARTIAL SCORE Teen actor Angus Jones, who plays Jake on Two and a Half Men, apologizes for doing a series of interviews in which he called the show “filth” and asked the public to stop watching it. Hey, it’s not the filth that offends us. That’s the only thing that makes watching the show bearable. NCPD CONFETTI—OFF TARGET An off-duty Nassau County police officer is investigated after allegedly using shredded confidential police records—which included the details of Gov. Mitt Romney’s motorcade at Hofstra during the presidential debate—as confetti during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He probably should have just printed out their email. CHRIS BROWN—OFF TARGET After comedian Jenny Johnson, known for taking shots at Brown since he attacked Rihanna in 2009, responds to Chris Brown’s tweet, “I look old as f*ck. I’m only 23…” with “I know! Being a worthless piece of sh*t can really age a person,” Brown hurls graphic, sexual insults back at her. We can see why Rihanna keeps coming back… CHARITY AUDITS—BULL’S EYE After receiving a handful of public complaints, the New York State Attorney General’s Office asks dozens of those raising money for Superstorm Sandy recovery to provide details about how they are using their donations. We’d like to tell you more but Miss Zeyna Rose just emailed us from Haiti and we need to wire her $10.5 million before the bank closes…

The Quote

“A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today.”

The Pink Slip Woody Johnson Say it ain’t so! After watching the Jets’ butt-ugly loss to the New England Patriots, Fireman Ed is hanging up his helmet because he’s tired of being hosed at the Meadowlands by angry fans who hate seeing his Mark Sanchez jersey. Without Ed Anzalone to lead the Gang Green in chants of “J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets,” who’s left? Will “the Flight Crew” be taking off next? So far, team owner Woody Johnson’s dumb decision to trade for Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos’ mediocre QB, hasn’t forced the cheerleaders to take sides in the quarterback controversy but it has given Sanchez something else to worry about besides throwing interceptions and getting sacked. “You can never have enough Tebow,” said Johnson, who signed the most celebrated benchwarmer in Jets history for $3.6 million and counting, to steal the back pages from the Giants. At least Tebow has a prayer of winning, but Johnson also raised—and presumably spent—millions for Gov. Mitt Romney’s divisive presidential campaign. Say what you want about Johnson’s politics, you have to wonder about his football judgment. “My job is to win games.” he boasts, but he’s had 12 years to get the job done, and the Jets just get worse. Sure, blowhard coach Rex Ryan, outgunned general manager Mike Tannenbaum, and truly offensive coordinator Tony Sparano should share the blame. But without a change in ownership who knows who this clueless clown will put in charge next? The fans deserve better, and the players know better: This flawed franchise won’t improve until he’s gone. Woody Johnson…you’re fired!

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On Cyber Monday, workers pull merchandise as it arrives at the Amazon.com 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center Nov. 26 in Phoenix. Once tallied, total sales are expected to hit $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year, according to research firm comScore. That would not only make it the biggest online shopping day of the year, but the biggest since comScore started tracking shoppers’ online buying habits in 2001. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

—rep. Peter King on Meet The Press Sunday, Nov. 25 regarding conservative activist Grover Norquist’s No-tax pledge

The Equation

Olympic Gold Medalist Barbara Walters’ Most NJ Gov. Chris Christie + + 50 Shades Author EL James + 6 more runners up x Gabby Douglas Fascinating Person of 2012

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2. MEET CHER LLOYD IN MASSAPEQUA: Following in the footsteps of ’80s pop icons Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, British pop sensation Cher Lloyd (“Want U Back”) will perform an exclusive concert for her loyal “brats” at the mall. The show begins at 6 p.m. in the food court at the Westfield Sunrise Mall on Nov. 29, followed by a CD signing immediately after at rue21. Fans need a wristband (while they last) from rue21 with the purchase of Lloyd’s newest CD. For everyone else, you may want to steer clear of the mall that day. 3. YOUTUBE “DOG FETCHING CAT”: What happens when you can’t find the cat? Just send the dog out to get her. For your adorable fix of the day, check out this viral video of a little dog going out to bring the cat home—on his back. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. 4. ADOPT A MILITARY FAMILY: Operation Homefront is looking for 75 to 100 sponsors to lend some holiday assistance to registered military families in our area. Sponsors provide $75 for a holiday meal for the family, as well as $50 per child for holiday gifts. The deadline for sponsor participation in the Adopt-a-Family Program is December 3. Visit OperationHomefront.net/TriState for details.

The Rundown

1. VISIT TEXAS’ GLASS RESTROOM: Imagine going to the bathroom while watching people walk in front of you and cabs whiz by. Terrified yet? The first all-glass bathroom, which is open in Sulphur Springs, Texas, provides just that experience. The good news: People on the outside can’t actually look in. They only see a mirrored reflection of themselves. But those inside the bathroom can see everything—especially the curiosity seekers gazing directly at them while trying to see through the one-way glass. If you’ve been wondering how to use up those last vacation days before the end of the year, well…you’re welcome.

5. BUY ANDY WARHOL SOUP CANS: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Warhol’s famed “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans,” Campbell’s released a limited-edition batch of 1.2 million cans of soup with labels inspired by Warhol’s art in September and now supplies are running low. The classic cans are already popping up on eBay. But you can probably find them on sale for 69 cents in the sale aisle at your local Target. So pick a few up while you can. They may be worth something someday, maybe even next week.

The cost of Super Storm Sandy in New York, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said this natural disaster caused the most damage in the state’s history. Basic recovery costs including roads, water systems, schools AND parks total $6.6 billion in Nassau County and $1.7 billion in Suffolk County, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

7. HAVE A (LOCAL) HOLIDAY LATTE: For those of you who find yourselves in the Hamptons this time of year, take a break from Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks and stop by the Hampton Coffee Company (Water Mill and Westhampton Beach) for a Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate— both topped with candy cane pieces—or an Eggnog Latte, made from real eggnog combined with espresso. Oh yeah.

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8. PUT GIRL MEETS WORLD IN THE TIVO: It’s official, children of the ’90s: Corey and Topanga are back! Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage have signed on for Disney’s latest creation, Girl Meets World, an updated version of the longlived sitcom, “Boy Meets World,” which will focus on Corey and Topanga’s teen daughter, Riley. Mr. Feeny, look out. 9. GOOGLE “COST OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ITEMS”: If you’re in the market for a partridge in a pear tree, five golden rings, seven swans a-swimming or even 12 drummers drumming, PNC Wealth Management has all the math done for you. In 2012, 11 pipers piping will cost you roughly $2,562 per performance—which definitely has us considering our career options right now. A partridge will only cost you about $15, but don’t be fooled. That’s without the pear tree, and, at $189.99 each, those aren’t cheap. Check out the numbers for yourself. 10. DON’T REPOST FB NOTICE: A “privacy notice” that’s gone viral on Facebook and claims to protect personal information is a fake. The notice claims that when you repost it on your wall, you’ll be excluded from FB’s new privacy regulations. You won’t be. It’s just another scam. You can go back to posting pictures of what you had for breakfast now.

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The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: Christmas in Tinseltown By Frank DeCaro When it comes to holiday fun, the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age knew how to make merry—on stage, on screen, and especially on the dinner table. With Christmas in Tinseltown the follow-up to his international sensation The Dead Celebrity Cookbook—writer/performer and former Daily Show movie critic Frank DeCaro shows how to put the kitsch into your holiday kitchen as he salutes a quirky collection of celebrities who are gone but fondly remembered every year at Christmastime. Filled with pop culture ruminations and genuinely delicious recipes, Christmas in Tinseltown pays tribute to such movie classics as It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas, gives three cheers for such time-honored animated gems as Frosty the Snowman and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and puts such offbeat offerings as The Star Wars Holiday Special and The Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special in their rightful place: your dining room! In such chapters as “Miracle Whip on 34th Street,” “Eat Meat in St. Louis,” and “Munch of the Wooden Soldiers,” DeCaro dishes up a smorgasbord of culinary delights that will enliven any holiday gathering. —Daphne Livingston

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6. AUDITION FOR BAKING SHOW: CBS is holding open casting calls for its new competition baking reality series based on the UK’s The Great British Bake Off. Amateur bakers who think they have what it takes can audition in Manhattan on Dec. 15. Sign up by visiting CBS.com/BakingShow.

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SINEAD “It’s been 7 hours & 15 days...” O’CONNOR Dec. 8, 1966 Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O’Connor and her bald head, both Sagittarians, rose to fame in the ’80s with the hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Sagittarians are represented by the element fire and are known for being overly passionate. When it comes to activism in any form, O’Connor is well-known for her passion. But she’s not running around ripping up photos of the pope or dissing the national anthem much anymore. These days O’Connor is better known for her giant Jesus chest tattoo, begging for sex on the Internet and coming out as a lesbian, then taking it back.

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Drone Strikes and the Definition of War

Marines are trained to fire in unison at the enemy. It erases individual culpability by establishing a psychological barrier between the shooter and the target. Sharing the responsibility for a “kill” assuages personal guilt and allows soldiers to better compartmentalize traumatic events, or so the theory goes. This type of rationalization is made even more powerful (or palatable) by the remoteness that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as “drones,” provide. For most of the past decade UAVs have hammered away at al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents hiding in the mountainous terrain of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan. And though there was little, if any, talk of controversial drone strikes during the presidential election, the use of UAVs has reached a tipping point in global politics. The legality of an unmanned drone strike is subordinate to the morality of it. Further, it challenges our ability to define war; somehow the connection between direct human action

and murder codifies the nature of true conflict. The struggle to define this type of faceless modern warfare suggests that we are moving away from a discussion of immorality and toward amorality; exactly the point our democratic ideals of “purposeful” and defensive war devolves into outright nihilism. The anonymity and precision of drone strikes uses our military resources efficiently while wreaking havoc on our enemies abroad. They also enable the United States to carry out an offensive in a country like Pakistan when we are technically not at war with its government. In fact, we are operating with its tacit approval. For now. But if every strike was carried out directly by human hands, there would be little doubt we are indeed at war as it is conventionally defined. Now, in its second term, the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to declassify the drone program that everyone already knows about because it would put us firmly at odds with international law.

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Unmanned drones were conceived indeed open to interpretation; future and perfected by the George W. Bush presidents are not bound to Obama’s administration but they were used far statement, but the law itself. more sparingly compared to the Obama Understanding the psychology of administration. Terrorism, or the threat the Obama administration or establishof it, continues to be the raison d’état ing a clear policy regarding drone strikes that justifies our aggression and the use ultimately does nothing to more clearly of drones. In this, the administrations delineate the nature of modern, humanare aligned. A terrorist killed with little less aggression. Carl von Clausewitz, collateral damage and zero American who contributed as much to the underbloodshed is enticing but illusory standing of our relationship with war because the technology is portable and as any writer on the subject, suggests in easily replicable. It will undoubtedly his defining work, On War, published be developed and deployed by other in 1832, that: “The act of War can only nations free to define targets by their be of two kinds; either the conquest of own standards. some small or moderate portion of the The tacit approval of drones by the enemy’s country, or the defence (sic) of Pakistani government does not erase the our own until better times.” fact that we are threatening our national This was a practical analysis security in the long run; we are estab- befitting the times that endured to the lishing an international precedent that end of the last millennium. It defined we will someday be forced to confront. conflict between nations but not necTo begin, many of the militants essarily between enemies as they are we target abroad have sought refuge presently constituted. Post-9/11 warfare in other nations such as Yemen and has pitted America, which relies on Somalia. And our drones have followed. borders and nationalism, against roving Yet if the government of Yemen, were mercenaries whose only allegiance is to it capable and so inclined, bombed a a higher authority we cannot overcome. US-based manufacturing plant that Clausewitz allows for wiggle room in produced parts for UAVs, they would his conventional theory, however. technically be justified in doing so by “The third case, which is probably our own standards. If China decided the most common, is when neither to send drones into Tibet, or if Russia party has anything definite to look targeted Georgia, the same logic would for from the future when therefore it hold true. furnishes no motive for decision. In this The New York Times reporter Scott case the offensive War is plainly imperaShane revealed in an article Sunday tive upon him who is politically the concerns within the Obama administra- aggressor.” tion over what they call an “amorphous” President Obama appears to be policy; this worry increased prior to the hedging his bet by placing a chip on election for fear of leaving an open- each of the cases above. Furthermore, ended policy to an incoming Romney his reliance upon UAVs is loosely administration. According to Shane, justified by its purported success thus victory has allowed the White House to far. But it also presents a persistent and take its foot off of the accelerator for the impossible conundrum that assails our moment, but it remains an important conventional understanding of war. part of the president’s agenda. Somehow in this mess, this fog But this kind of sudden realiza- of invisible war, we must extricate tion that current policy might become ourselves from establishing precedent permanent and out-of-control has before it hardens into accepted global become a troubling hallmark of the policy. If not, this dangerous game Obama presidency. Clear evidence of of cat and mouse will haunt us as it this is found in Obama’s refusal to fight disperses our enemies while strengthenthe “indefinite detention” provision in ing their resolve. Only by bolstering ties the 2012 National Defense Authoriza- and intelligence in this region through tion Act. Critics fear that the language financial support and diplomatic incenof this provision was so tives will we assemble murky that it theoretia righteous strategy for cally gives the governthe future. Moreover, a ment license to detain facebook.com/jedmorey retreat from this policy American citizens preserves our right to without due process. Instead of elimi- punish our enemies authoritatively with nating this verbiage and the conflict the support of our allies, while regaining that surrounds it, Obama attached a the moral high ground. signing statement to the bill that directly To walk softly and carry a big stick addresses the detention provision and implies restraint, and restraint implies essentially says that while he is aware strength and confidence. These are charof the fear it engenders, he would never acteristics closer to what the president use it to detain a US citizen. The very exudes, which begs the question as to existence of the signing statement, why he has tethered himself to policies however, is an admission that it is that are so cowardly.

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Jerry’s Ink BY JERRY DELLA FEMINA, Publisher, the Independent

Pay Your “Fair Share” Or Else I’m writing this for my brother Joe and for my hundreds of well-meaning Republican/Conservative friends who are sending me hundreds of emails saying the 2012 presidential election was rigged. Yes, 99 percent of a district in Philadelphia came out and voted for Obama. Yes, Obama won 116 percent of another district in Ohio. It doesn’t matter. Romney was never even coming close in Pennsylvania or Ohio. Get it through your thick heads: We lost…we lost…we lost. Live with it. It’s not unlike what happened to Gen. Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer was educated at West Point. His 700 men were well-armed, well-fed and well-trained. They came upon more than 3,000 Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The Indians were not trained and were poorly armed. But there were many, many, many more Indians than there were soldiers in Custer’s army. Custer lost because he was outnumbered. So did we. My good Republican friends, we must face reality—there are more of them than there are of us. I only have one question. Who did the unemployed (8.9 percent of the country) vote for? It seems like an easy thing for Gallup or any of the other polling companies to find out. Why is it important? I believe that if I’m right, and if a majority of the unemployed voted for Obama, it means there has been a significant change in this country. No president has ever been re-elected with unemployment this high, with the exception of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was coming out of a depression where almost half the country was unemployed. It means that the United States is now in the hands of the new majority which, besides the rank-and-file Democrats/Liberals, consists of the young who have voted for Obama because they were promised free education, the old who voted for him because they were promised free medication, and those who feel put upon by the world who voted for him because he promised them free vindication. If it ended in “ion,” he cleverly promised it to them and they voted for him. What does this mean for your future? Here’s a number that will make you flinch: 46.4 percent of U.S. households

in 2011 didn’t pay Federal taxes. Did you? If you’re middle-class, if you and your spouse earn $150,000 a year, or if you’re single and earn $90,000 a year, or even $60,000 a year, what makes you think that the majority of the people who are unemployed or living on welfare or food stamps don’t resent you? You have what they want and you are living in a country where politicians will give them what you have in exchange for their votes. Take a look at the Black Friday pictures of the out-of-control crazies who were rioting to rip 70-inch television sets out of each other’s hands. Did you see those fat ladies who went berserk over see-through bras and nightgowns at Victoria’s Secret? Do you wonder, as I do, if all those 300-pound women pushing and shoving each other on Black Friday have jobs? If they all pay taxes? If those grossly overweight people got that hideously fat as a result of a food stamp program that sadly grew dramatically even as we were being told by the Obama team that the economy was getting better? Did you ever wonder if the economy is getting better, why did so many more people have to go on food stamps? What makes you think that you will never be asked to pay your “fair share,” no matter how little you earn? Is unemployment a political chip? Think of the bakers’ unions, who put 18,500 of their members out of work as Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ring Dings and Yodels, among others, disappeared off the shelves. Hostess Brands could not afford to meet the union demands and went out of business. Is it time for another Obama “Chrysler-style” bailout? In this, the Twinkie bailout, Obama will declare the Hostess company to be vital to the country. The government will then buy Hostess and hand it over to the unions. The result? All of the stoners and sugar-addicted diabetic fat people will live happily ever after and sign petitions to flaunt the law so that Obama can run again in 2016. Did I depress you? Here’s a joke: The Real Bin Laden Story: Osama Bin Laden was living with three wives in one compound and never left the house for five years. It is now believed he called the Navy Seals himself.

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Sandynomics Feature Story

After Superstorm: Some LI Biz Busted, Others Boom gutted: fiore bros. fish market on the nautical mile in freeport was among the commercial casualties of superstorm sandy’s wrath last month after 66 years in business. (Photo by Kevin Kane)

By Rashed Mian & Timothy Bolger rmian@longislandpress.com

Ivan Sayles, owner of the popular waterfront restaurant Rachel’s Waterside Grill on Freeport’s Nautical Mile, waded through knee-deep water the day after Superstorm Sandy, the stench of gasoline burning his nose as his eyes focused on dozens of fishing boats collapsed like dominos at a nearby boatyard. The 46-year-old business owner from Seaford Harbor trekked on, consumed with anticipation, wondering what—if anything—of his business on Woodcleft Avenue was spared by the record storm surge. But the 16-year-old restaurant, on track for windfall sales this year, was destroyed. Chairs and tables were submerged in three feet of saltwater. Beer kegs covered the outside ramp. The deep fryer was upside-down. A refrigerator under the bar had popped like a cork, crookedly lifting up the bar top. Nearby, a blaze gutted a new club, Tropix, along with a neighboring fish shop. “There wasn’t one business that wasn’t affected,” Sayles says, adding that only one eatery was open on the Mile a month after Sandy ravaged the stretch of bars, restaurants, seafood markets, marinas and gift shops. The Nautical Mile has become a virtual ghost town, the usually bustling streets deserted as surrounding residents and shopkeepers continue to dig out of the wreckage. It’s a scene that’s playing out all across Long Island’s waterfront commercial districts—but Sandy didn’t impact all businesses the same. Many summer-oriented establishments, like Rachel’s, aim to be back by spring. Some retailers have sprung back to life just in time for the holiday shopping season. Others, already struggling to recover from the recession, may be gone forever. Meanwhile the trades and hotels are reportedly working overtime—there’s much to rebuild and out-of-towners aplenty here to help. The Oct. 29 superstorm is estimated to rank second costliest to Katrina, with $63 billion in damage and economic loss across nearly half the nation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is requesting $33 billion in repair reimbursements, including $8 billion for LI, plus $9 billion more for preventative storm hardening—all while President Obama and Congress are facing a fiscal cliff. “The storm occurred at the worst possible time,” says Pearl Kamer, chief economist for the Long Island Association, noting the full local impact won’t be known until next year. “We are just beginning to emerge from a particularly bad recession.” But if history is any guide, recovery efforts during the last storm of the century to hit the region—the 1938 Long Island Express— helped LI shake off the Great Depression before World War II galvanized the economy. History may be repeating itself. Several business owners told the Press they’ve become closer with neighboring shopkeepers and competitors after the storm. Loyal patrons are also showing support for local businesses. “I think it’s going to be okay,” says Lawrence Kushnick, vice chairman of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. “If anything, I think people are bonding and uniting and shopping a little more than before Sandy.” 12

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Closing time Instead of seeing a Black Friday spike in sales, storeowners in the badly battered City of Long Beach got a visit from New York State officials touring Park Avenue shops to offer low-interest business loans for Sandy survivors. The loans—up to $25,000—are through the recently created state Small Business Emergency Loan Fund, which come in addition to federal Small Business Administration lending being offered. “We want this thing to work quickly for people,” says Empire State Development CEO and President Kenneth Adams after visiting the struggling shops in the City by the Sea. The loans have to be paid back, unlike the $282 million in disaster aid approved for individuals on LI as of Nov. 27 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The SBA approved another $39 million in disaster loans and the state said 50 businesses have applied for loans so far. Some businesses can’t add to the debt they’re already in and had to take a pass. But that doesn’t always mean they’re down and out. “We put so much money into this space that we can’t afford to abandon it,” says Evan Klein, co-founder of Barrier Brewing in Oceanside, which lost most of its inventory and equipment to 4-foot floodwaters. “A lot of people were kinda surprised and shocked that we were rebuilding.”

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The Long Beach resident said he was glad for the FEMA aid with his home, but when it comes to getting his artisanal brewery back in business next month, he got by with a little help from his friends. The dozen-plus other local microbreweries on LI held a fundraiser for Barrier over Thanksgiving weekend. Brewers island-wide are also collaborating on a special beer with all the proceeds going toward Barrier’s comeback. Not all are as lucky to have such supportive competitors. “We have to assume that some small businesses will simply go out of business,” says the LIA’s Kamer.

RIPPLE EFFECT Even if a local business doesn’t go belly-up, being shuttered for months can have an impact on the economy by increasing joblessness and decreasing sales tax income cash-strapped counties rely on, for example. Small businesses with fewer than 20 employees make up 90 percent of LI’s economy, Kamer says. Although there are no definitive statistics for how many LI businesses remain closed as a result of the storm, anecdotal evidence suggests the closures—many of them restaurants— impact other businesses. “Do not underestimate the value of a restaurant and their impact on the economy,” says Mario Saccente of the New York State Restaurant Association’s LI chapter, calling for more government assistance for his members. “The ripple effect of it is tremendous.” He says each of his 500 member restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk counties—family eateries, not chain restaurants—do business with about 30 vendors each. But during the cleanup, replacing storage equipment takes

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priority over ordering supplies from that are literally three, four, five weeks wholesalers. from going out of business anyway,” That could force more layoffs in says Kushnick of the Huntington related businesses, Saccente says. In the chamber. “People don’t have a tremenbroader economy, some Long Islanders dous amount of reserve, and they’re in other sectors found themselves out just hanging in there as we come out of work after Sandy, as well. of the recession. And then they’re hit “I lost my job because my boss with this. It obviously wasn’t the best couldn’t understand why I couldn’t timing.” make it in to work,” says a New York City special education teacher from COMEBACK KIDS Oceanside who was displaced along For all the destruction, it’s not all with her newborn baby due to the doom and gloom. Some businesses were blackouts and flooding. buoyed by Sandy’s unwelcome arrival. There was a 244,000-person spike Car rental companies saw so in those receiving unemployment aid much demand that the state had nationwide—5.2 million—in the to step in to get more rentals to the week ended Nov. 3. Unemployment benefit applications hit an 18-month high for October. That likely reflects more folks filing after Sandy. In New York, unemployment decreased slightly for October, partially due to seasonal hiring and power outages that prevented applicants from filing. About 90 percent of homes and businesses served by Long Island Power Authority were blacked out —ivan sayles, owner of Rachel’s Waterside Grill on Freeport’s Nautical after the storm. More than Mile on Freeport’s Nautical Mile 1,100 on LI still needed repairs before power could be restored as of Nov. 28, including 406 region for those who lost vehicles in the floods. Gas stations—the ones that in Long Beach. Nassau County Comptroller were open, anyway—became instant George Maragos said Sandy caused goldmines during the gas crisis. The $1 billion in economic loss to Nassau, restaurants that remained open during but he was optimistic that Black Friday the blackout saw similar crowds. And sales would help cushion the negative hotels on LI are at 90 percent capacity $30 million sales tax impact projected on average during a time of year when they’re normally at 58 percent, for the two weeks after the storm. Suffolk County officials said according to Moke McGowan, estimates on their economic losses are president of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. still being calculated. The off-season boost to the hosFor many local businesses, Black Friday was a cruel joke so soon after pitality biz is thanks to the thousands a devastating natural disaster during of out-of-state utility workers helping a struggling economic recovery. The the Long Island Power Authority, money is out there to be spent, experts insurance adjusters flown in to inspect say, but some businesses are too damage, FEMA staffers, displaced damaged to reopen yet or they simply Long Islanders and others filling hotel don’t have the inventory to meet rooms. McGowan says the tourism demand. Instead of stocking shelves for season should be fine next summer the holidays, impacted businesses despite erosion to LI’s award-winning are spending much of their time South Shore ocean beaches and serious waiting for insurance agents, filling damage to famed boardwalks at Jones out paperwork for aid and walking a Beach, Long Beach and still-closed tightrope toward reopening. Robert Moses State Park. “There are many small businesses “I think were going to be in fairly

“Your heart and soul you put into it, and it gets taken away, and it’s just devastating.”

Important numbers for businesses:

FEMA: 1-800-621-3362 Small Business Administration: 1-800-659-2955 Empire State Development: 1-855-NYS-SANDY Nassau County’s Business Recovery Center: 516- 571-1745 Nassau County Industrial Development Agency: 516-571-1945 Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency: 631-853-4802 14

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decent shape come summertime,” he says, noting that Gold Coast mansions, East End farms, museums and other destinations escaped serious damage. “Most of the damage really struck our residential communities more than it struck the tourism infrastructure.” An estimated 100,000 homes were damaged in the storm. That’s made a lot of home improvement contractors busy making temporary repairs through a FEMA program aimed at patching LI houses instead of putting the displaced in trailers or other temporary housing. The future permanent repairs and larger infrastructure projects such as rebuilding five miles of destroyed Ocean Parkway and the failed Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant will also keep contractors busy for months and years to come. “I think it’s on a roll where things are getting done quickly and efficiently,” says James Castellane, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk. “It’s going to take a long time and a lot of people to come together and work and get it done.” He says four-member teams of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and laborers have been dispatched to the hardest-hit communities to help expedite the rebuilding process as winter’s arrival nears. That’s helped turnaround unemployment in the trades.

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The day before Sandy struck, Gerianne Reilly, owner of Under the Bridge Home and Garden Décor in the idyllic North Shore village of Bayville, advertised candles and lanterns on her store’s Facebook page anticipating the blackout. Instead, Sandy forced her to close up shop for three weeks after the storm flooded her entire store, destroying $7,000 worth of inventory despite preparations. Reilly, who runs the store herself with no employees, says the first week of cleanup was “heart-wrenching.” “I was just throwing things into black bags,” she says. Things haven’t gotten much easier since she reopened Nov. 17. Sandy’s storm surge broke through the sea wall protecting West Shore Road, leaving it impassable and cutting off Bayville Bridge, the quicker of two routes to its namesake village. Reilly is concerned that the projected nine-month-long road closure during its reconstruction will discourage out-of-town shoppers from driving the long way to the village through Bayville Road next summer. “My worry is that people are going to say, ‘I’m not doing that, it’s too far now, it’s not convenient for

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me,’” she says. Seasonal business or not, it was difficult getting in the holiday spirit on the South Shore, too. “[December] could be the best month of the year, depending on the economy,” says Dave Juan, co-owner of unsOund surf in Long Beach. “We lost a big, big month.” The popular surf shop typically fills up during the holiday season with parents shopping for surfboards and wetsuits to place under the Christmas tree but it will likely be closed until March, he says. The entire store had to be gutted after an unwelcome wave crashed into it the night of the hurricane. Between running his two surf shops—he also owns a Quiksilver shop in Oceanside—and dealing with the damage to his Long Beach home, the past month has been extremely frustrating for him. “It’s just been so confusing,” Juan says. “To the landowners, to the insurance brokers and agents and adjusters, I think it’s just been way too overwhelming for everybody.” Still, some shopkeepers who considered closing up for good post-Sandy have had a change of heart. Andrea Sculman was about to give up her dream store, Pinup Clothing Boutique in Long Beach, after the flood ruined her inventory. “The ocean took over my store,” Sculman says. Her landlord was no help. Her insurance didn’t cover flood damage. She was ready to give up. “I had one very good loyal customer that made me come back,” she says. Now, Sculman is operating from her home and communicating to her customers through Facebook. Her living room has become her storefront and she hopes to find a new location by spring. It may be bad timing for those looking to recoup their losses over this holiday, but seasonal businesses have a silver lining in that they have the winter to rebuild. “It’s better that this happened Oct 29 rather than June 29,” says Saccente of the restaurant association, who was cautious not to downplay the catastrophe. There is an emotional toll in addition to the economic losses. “You own your own business [and] pretty much that’s it, that’s your life, that’s your retirement, that’s everything you put into it,” says Sayles of Rachel’s in Freeport. “Your heart and soul you put into it, and it gets taken away...it’s just devastating.” With additional reporting by Laura Cerrone Gi f t G u i d e

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Five days before Sandy stormed ashore, a different kind of wind blew in from Brooklyn with the news that sent legions of Long Island hockey fans howling: After four decades, the Islanders would be leaving the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for good, come 2015. Their new home for the next 25 years, as team owner Charles Wang told the media throng on Oct. 24, would be “the state-of-the-art building called the Barclays Center.” Far from a villain, Wang should be seen as “the real hero today,” said Bruce Ratner, the developer and majority owner of the Barclays Center, at the press conference. “He has kept this team in New York State!” But Nassau County has lost its last professional sports team at the Coliseum, the pancake-shaped monstrosity built in 1972 that was almost obsolete from the beginning. For years, the arena has defied the best minds of generations of planners and developers who’ve pondered how to renovate it at practically no cost to the taxpayer while transforming the asphalt sea that surrounds it—the 77-acre centerpiece of the area known as the Nassau Hub—into a powerful center of prosperity. Last week in Mineola, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced that the county would try again. “Today will bring Nassau one step closer to ensuring that the Coliseum becomes an attractive destination for Long Island, and an economic generator that creates and retains new jobs and opportunities throughout the Hub,” said Mangano in a statement explaining that he’s picked a master developer for the site, Renaissance Downtowns’ Don Monti of Plainview, and that Ratner will give them free advice on what to do with the Islanders’ soon-to-be former home. As countless concertgoers can attest, the venue has not lacked for excitement over the years, but its glory days as the home of “The Dynasty,” which LI hockey fans called the team that won the Stanley Cup four years in a row from 1980 to 1984—an accomplishment achieved by only eight other National Hockey League franchises since the NHL began in 1917—are long gone. Surprisingly, more hockey fans could fit into the Coliseum than in the new Barclays Center—16,200 16

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seats in Nassau compared to 14,500 or 15,150 in Brooklyn—which “we don’t think makes a material difference,” said Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner, at the press conference. “The intimacy of this building is going to make watching hockey here a terrific experience,” he added. Basketball fans already appreciate what the Barclays Center offers. Some 17,732 of them saw the Brooklyn Nets nip the Knicks Nov. 26 in their

Iced: an artist’s rendering of islanders owner charles wang’s failed lighthouse project. Nassau County Executive Ed mangano recently announced the creation of a master plan to revive the dormant nassau hub.

first meeting as crosstown rivals—a game that radiated with playoff fever. Thanks to Ratner’s deal making, the Nets and Isles, which both used to call the Coliseum home in 1972 when the b-ballers were then known as the New York Nets, will again be reunited under one roof. Wang bought the Islanders in 2000 with his Computer Associates partner Sanjay Kumar, who’s currently serving a 12-year sentence for obstruction of justice and securities fraud. The team cost them $180 million. In 2011, when Wang was shilling for Nassau’s soon-to-be-defeated referendum to float $400 million in bonds to rebuild the Coliseum, he told WFAN sportscaster Mike Francesa that he’d lost about $240 million on the team. In the past, Wang blamed the decrepit arena for turning off top players who might otherwise have signed with him. |

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He’s also complained over the years that he was hampered by the county’s onerous contract with SMG, the Pennsylvania-based company running the Coliseum since 1991, because it cut into his revenue. The contract, which expires in 2015, hasn’t been much of a boon for Nassau, either, which has gotten about $2.6 million annually from the firm, according to Nassau Comptroller George Maragos. But it has certainly benefitted SMG. SMG has had a “triple net lease,” says Desmond Ryan, executive director of the Association for a Better Long Island, a developers’ lobbying group. “They pay for nothing: They don’t pay for parking improvements, they don’t pay for improvements to the building, they don’t pay for snow removal!” The county has always had to pay its police to handle security and traffic at the Coliseum, no matter whether it’s hosting “Disney on Ice” or the Swedish House Mafia. SMG did not return calls for comment. Bringing a private firm aboard to manage the public facility in 1979 was the result of a report commissioned by an advisory committee to the old Board of Supervisors that produced this headline in the March 25, 1977 edition of the Long Island Press: “Study Says Coliseum Wastes a Million.” The story in the Press, which ceased daily publication that very day until its present resurrection 10 years ago as this weekly, said, “The report may prove to be the most devastating news to hit the Coliseum since it opened its doors five years ago next month.” As time has shown, the arena has never stopped making that kind of news. Fast-forward to the 21st Century and a quick glance at the architectural renderings of proposals that have come and gone is revealing. The most ambitious scheme, by all accounts, was Wang and Scott Rechler’s Lighthouse Project, “where Long Island’s future begins,” boasted their promotional brochure. Its signature piece was two towers joined by a crosswalk, presumably shining in the night, but in one drawing looking more like the Eye of Sauron in Lord of the Rings gazing menacingly upon Middle Earth. The project never got off the ground. For one thing, the Town of Hempstead put its foot down. The project was too big for an area f e at u r e s

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already snarled in traffic and with infrastructure not up to the task. In 2011, after much back and forth with Wang and others, Hempstead’s zoning board issued a new mixed-use plan for the Hub that, according to the town, “permits a refurbished, renovated Coliseum” plus “solid requirements” for transportation, traffic, and infrastructure, as well as a “level of density” that will appeal to developers. “Any proposal that will bring about reasonable and progressive growth is something that I welcome,” said Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray in a statement, “and the town board will work closely with developers to facilitate that.” They’ll get their chance now that Mangano has picked a master developer for the Hub. In a press conference on Nov. 20 that some observers described as “surreal,” the county executive was joined by Monti, Wang and Ratner, who will advise the team, which also includes Rechler, Jones Lang LaSalle and the Spector Group, on what to do with the Coliseum after the Islanders leave. “How does Mangano hold a press conference with the guy who just shit in his punch bowl standing next to him?” says one incredulous critic with ties to the development community who asked not to be named. Others were more willing to cut Ratner’s involvement some slack. “On first blush it looks like a clear conflict of interest,” says Dave Pennetta, president of the Long Island chapter of the Commercial Industrial Brokers

Society. “But when you look into it, there’s not many people who have the experience, especially recent experience, in building a coliseum and I think, with that, there’s merits to having him take a look at it.” Monti is “ecstatic” about working with Ratner, says Brandon Palanker, vice president of marketing and public affairs for Renaissance Downtowns, who said this team “finally came together fairly quickly.” He’s very optimistic that they’ll come up big. “When you look at this moving forward you have the right pieces in place to do something that’s truly

Abrahams. “At this point, we have still have not heard any details on what Mangano’s vision is for the future of the Hub property.” Some observers say that losing the Islanders may be the best thing to happen for the Hub redesign. Having that property “no longer being held hostage by that sports franchise,” as one friend of the developing community put it who didn’t want to be named, opens up other possibilities. One of the stumbling blocks has always been the parking problem. A surface lot is much cheaper than a parking garage, which costs about $25,000 a space to build. Some developers have said could add up to $150 million if all 6,000 current spots were included. A smaller Coliseum would have a smaller footprint. “I think with the right formula and the right numbers, development will happen there,” says John Cameron, head of the Long Island Regional Planning Council. Focusing on the area as a whole makes sense to Mitch Pally, head of the Long Island Builders Institute. “It’s everything else that goes with the Coliseum that is really more important to the economy of Nassau County than the Coliseum itself,” he says. As the Hub’s new master developer, Don Monti, put it: “We have been entrusted with the future growth of Nassau County.” Islanders’ fans may be forgiven if they do not see it that way, but many others have heard this talk before, and only a set of final blueprints for a new Hub and shovels in the ground will prove the skeptics wrong.

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—Legis. kevan abrahams (d-hempstead)

transformative for Long Island,” says Palanker. “Given the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the loss of the Islanders, this region could certainly use an economic shot in the arm,” says Kevin Law, president and chief executive officer of the Long Island Association, a business lobbying group. “Give Ed Mangano credit for trying to do something there!” Nassau County Legislative Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) is not quite ready to give him his due. “We now have a fresh start and lot of big name developers onboard, but all that means little unless we can all agree to work together on a common goal,” says

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Annalee Reindeer Dolls Cute little collectible reindeer in a range of sizes! ($15$32, Heritage Candle & Home, Cold Spring Harbor, HeritageCandleAndHome.com)

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Season’s Cleanings in Orange Clove This aromatherapeutic trio of household cleaning products is tough on germs but gentle on hands, homes and the Earth. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Arbor Day Foundation. ($11.99, MrsMeyers.com)

Bellissimo Decanter Antica Farmacista cut crystal diffusers capture old-world European charm and mystery with unique signature scents for the home. ($199, Martin Viette Nurseries at the Americana Manhasset, MartinViette.com)

Thorson Hosier Hayworth Montana Frame Features Swarovski crystals with blue and silver accents. ($1,350, Bloomingdale’s, Multiple Locations, Bloomingdales.com)

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Home Bazaar Christmas Cabin Birdhouse Fit with the trimmings of a real cabin, this birdhouse is the perfect holiday treat for your flying friends. ($89.99, Martin Viette, Manhasset and East Norwich, MartinViette.com)

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Food & Wine HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

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19th Hole Cutting Board Motivate your guy to cook in the kitchen with this “putting green” cutting board. The wipe-clean wooden board is adorned with a removable flag. ($29.95, PotpourriGift.com)

The Crushed Olive Sampler Pack Basket A pretty package containing Tuscan Herb Organic Infused Olive Oil, Herbs de Provence Organic Infused Olive Oil, Wild Mushroom & Sage Infused Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Fig Balsamic Vinegar, and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar. ($35, The Crushed Olive, Multiple Locations, TheCrushedOlive.com) Polished Nickel-Plated Stackable Shot Glasses These super sleek shot glasses made in Brooklyn make a unique addition to any kitchen. ($30, Winter Check Factory, WinterCheckFactory.com)

Snappy Ginger Cookie Tin These spicy and crunchy cookies are the perfect pastries to share this holiday with friends and family. ($16, TornRanch.com)

First Crush Gift Set Let Bedell be your first crush on wine when you give this gift set with a bottle of First Crush Red and First Crush White, in a wooden box adorned with silver and red ribbon. ($60, BedellCellars.com)

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Chocolate Popcorn Wreath The festive wreath tin comes packed with chocolate-covered popcorn! ($14.99, A Taste Of Home, North Bellmore, ATasteOfHomeLI.com) Holiday Candy Cupcake A reusable cute cupcake is filled with delicious candy and makes the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth. ($8, Gem Craft Boutique, Glen Head, GemCraftBoutique.blogspot.com)

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Bobby Flay BBQ Kit A 12-piece barbecue tool set that is perfect for a professional—or party— patty flipper! ($59.99, Kohl’s, Multiple Locations, Kohls.com) Lolita Large Holiday Wine Glass This Christmas glass is certainly the centerpiece for a great holiday party! ($49.99, Periwinkle Boutique, Multiple Locations, PeriwinkleBoutique.com)

Mrs. Prindable’s Santa and His Helpers This adorable caramel apple basket with a peppermint bark apple disguised as Santa is surrounded by nine assorted petite apple helpers! ($140, Saks Fifth Avenue, Huntington, SaksFifthAvenue.com)

Sara’s Gracious Goodies Holiday Gift Package Indulge in gingerbread cookies drenched in chocolate, artisan marshmallows, frozen hot chocolate from a NYC landmark, chocolate chip cookies, eggnog-flavored taffy and candy cane popcorn! ($60, Sara’s Gracious Goodies, Syosset, SarasGraciousGoodies.com) /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Altuzarra for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, Shaker & Tray The perfect housewarming gift or addition to the bar area from the hot new collaboration line available Dec. 1. (Glasses $49.99 (four); Shaker $49.99; Tray $79.99, Target/Neiman Marcus, Select Locations, Target.com/NeimanMarcus.com)

Iavarone Bros. Original Recipe Basket For an Italian cuisine fan, here’s a delicious assortment of IB Foods’ famous products: Marinara sauce with basil, tomato and vodka sauces, imported extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, appetizer, 1-pound piece of Reggiano Parmigiano cheese, imported pasta, chocolate & breadsticks. ($100, Iavarone Brothers, Multiple Locations, IBFoods.com)

Four Seasons Spice Shakers These adorable shakers represent all four seasons and are BPA-free. ($39, MomaStore.org)

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Hedgehog Measuring Cups A set of four measuring cups that are sure to be a conversation piece! ($36, Anthropologie, Multiple Locations, Anthropologie.com)

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Jewelry HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

Panther Magnifying Necklace Panthers and lions have been a signature design for Kenneth Jay Lane. This pendant celebrates his 50th anniversary. ($79, Gilt.com)

Kids Cultured Freshwater Pearl Flower Pendant This dainty 14K flower pendant features a 2.5mm cultured freshwater pearl and 13-inch rope chain. ($69.99, Zales, Tanger Outlets At The Arches, Deer Park, TangerOutlets.com/DeerPark)

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Na Hoku Steel Chronograph Watch A brown dial and leather strap make this watch fashionable and a great find! ($475, Na Hoku, Garden City, NaHoku.com)

Faceted Dangle Earrings by EVA for NY&C Sophisticated earrings feature beautiful hint of color. ($16.47, NY & Company, Multiple Locations, NYAndCompany.com) Coach Boyfriend Silicon Rubber Watch For the perfect pop of color on the wrist, the BF watch is perfect!! ($158, Macy’s, Multiple Locations, Macys.com)

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Gold Ella Short Earrings Paige Novick earrings feature Swarovski beaded tassles, which are showstoppers for this season. ($370, Nahla & Co., Cold Spring Harbor, Facebook. com/NahlaCo)

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Energy Muse Health Bracelet Sodalite, Turquoise, Agate, and Chinese Coin gemstones are used to heal, protect, strengthen the body. ($64.99, Jeffrey Alan Jewelers, Merrick, JeffreyAlanJewelers.com)

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Ladies Rolex 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cellini Watch her eyes light up when she sees this 18K yellow gold timeless treasure. ($3,720, Coin Galleries Of Oyster Bay, Multiple Locations, CoinGalleriesOfOysterBay.com)

Olivia Collings Antique Jewelry Turquoise Serpent Necklace This antique (circa 1860) 18K gold flexible rope necklace features a serpent motif set with turquoise cabochons. ($32,015, Barneys New York, Barneys.com)

Wise Old Soul Elephant Pendant Lucky Necklace A beautiful silver-styled elephant pendant with a lovely saying “Wise old soul, bring luck, that is the goal.” ($15.95, Dodds & Eder, Oyster Bay, DoddsAndEder.com) ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Diamond Cluster Ring This unique cluster ring features preset blue and white diamonds and stands out on any finger! ($199.75, Kay Cameron Fine Jewelry, KayCameronJewelers.com)

Lina Shop Necklace and Earrings This set was created by a local artist and features garnet and pearl. ($89 for earrings and $98 for necklace, Gem Craft Boutique, Glen Head, GemCraftBoutique. blogspot.com)

Roarke NYC Diamond Scarf Necklace This chiffon scarf, hand beaded in India, features sequin and jewel detailing with a snap back closure. ($435, Henri Bendel, Huntington, HenriBendel.com)

Anna Karenina Lace Statement Ring The stylish Anna Karenina Collection includes this crystal ring and is inspired by the famous novel. ($45, Banana Republic, Multiple Locations, BananaRepublic.com)

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Count Me Healthy Sexy Stack Keep track of calories with Chelsea Charles 18K rose gold dipped jewelry that allows wearers to move beads according to food and drink intake throughout the day! ($376, ChelseaCharles.com) Tiffany Soleste Ring The ring is dazzling with cushion-cut diamonds and a pink diamond border set in platinum and 18K rose gold. (Price upon request, Tiffany & Co., Tiffany.com) (Photo Credit: © Tiffany & Co.)

Vintage Seahorse Necklace Handmade by Polish designer Pawel Madry, this stunning necklace features sterling silver with garnets! ($550, Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville)

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Blown Away

After they were sidelined by Hurricane Sandy, Everclear and Eve 6 play a rescheduled show in Patchogue. Everclear released their eighth studio album, Invisible Stars, in June. It was the band’s first release of original material in six years. After breaking up, shuffling around band members and then finally reuniting in 2011, Eve 6 released Speak in Code, their fourth full-length release and their debut on new label Fearless Records. Tickets from the Wednesday, 10.28 show will be honored on this date. The Emporium. Wednesday, 12.5. —Jaclyn Gallucci

Accompanied by the Chelsea Orchestra, the former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs will celebrate her extraordinary career, featuring music from her latest album, Leave Your Sleep, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 17. With this album Natalie Merchant embarks on a new artistic path, creating songs from literary inspiration which are composed for expanded musical ensembles and orchestra. Tilles Center. Saturday, 12.1. —Daphne Livingston Venue addresses and Info can be found on P. 36

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ongoing Ice Skating @ Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Through 12.31.

Ruldoph the Red Nose Reindeer @ John W. Engeman Theater, Through 1.6. Dance Experience @ Hofstra, With live music. Through 12.2. Artists in America @ Nassau County Museum of Art 300 years of great American paintings rarely seen on LI. Through 2.24.

Country phenom and American Idol alum Carrie Underwood plays Nassau Coliseum on Friday, 11.30 as part of her Blown Away Tour.

3 DOORS DOWN/ DAUGHTRY/ P.O.D. Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down coheadline with

special guests Southern California rockers P.O.D. Daughtry plays new single “Start of Something Good” from his new gold-certified album Break The Spell along with a plethora of smash hits including “Home,” “It’s Not Over,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “No Surprise.” 3 Doors Down, who recently released their first-ever greatest hits package featuring nine No. 1 songs remixed and remastered will perform fan favorites like “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Here Without You,” plus new tracks “One Light” and “Goodbyes.” The Paramount. Monday, 12.3. —Kate Kincaid

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thursday 11.29 Justin Bieber/ Carly Rae Jepsen @ Madison Square Garden Red Tie Hurricane Benefit @ Swan Club Hurricane Relief Concert @ Tilles Center, With Jay Black, Jose Feliciano. All Star Comedy Show @ Brokerage It’s a Travis Tritt Christmas @ The Paramount Public Enemy @ Irving Plaza Sky Ferreira @ Mercury Lounge B.B. King @ B.B. King Blues Club Jim Brickman @ NYCB Theatre at

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Title Fight @ Bowery Ballroom Other Lives @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Set It Off @ Vibe Lounge Friday 11.30 Charles Dickens Festival @ Port Jefferson Village, Through 12.2. Christmas Tree Lighting @ Islip Town Hall Songs for Sandy Relief Concert @ Mr. Beery’s Pudding Time/ Higher @ Revolution, Primus & Creed tributes. Rick Springfield @ Best Buy Theater Alice Smith @ Joe’s Gavin DeGraw @ The Paramount Mike Yard @ Governor’s Comedy Currier & Ives @ Suffolk County Historical Society Kevin Downey, Jr. @ McGuire’s Comedy Jessica Fellowes (Chronicles of Downton Abbey) @ Book Revue I Fight Dragons @ Continued on page 30

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FridayCont. Webster Hall Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5 Music of the Night @ Tilles Center Jim Florentine @ McGuire’s Comedy Hot Tuna @ Beacon Theatre Jim Breuer @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury Tim Janis/Sarah McLachlan @ Carnegie Hall

Erin McHugh (One Good Deed) @ BookHampton East Hampton

Jim Florentine @ McGuire’s Comedy Speakeasy Secret Sampling @ A&R Beverage Weird Science @ Napper Tandy’s Miller Place A Prairie Home Companion/Garrison Keillor/Bacon Brothers Band @ Town Hall

Nick Kroll @ The Bell House

Christmas in Hawaii @ Elmont Library Theatre

Sam Sparro @ Webster Hall

The Jungle Book @ Dix Hills PAC

Spiritual Reading Fundraiser w/Janet Russell @ Levittown Hall, Benefits Our Heroes Night Out.

I Fight Dragons @ Vibe Lounge

Saturday 12.1 Nelson DeMille MiniTour @ BookHampton 11 a.m., Mattituck; 2 p.m., Southampton; 4 p.m., East Hampton

The Sex Party @ McFadden’s

Kevin Devine @ Webster Hall

Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker @ Patchogue Theatre

Holiday House Tour @ Sherlock Homes

The Birthday Massacre @ Gramercy Theatre

Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings @ Klestinec Park

The Monkees @ The Paramount

Lindenhurst Hurricane Relief Concert @ Revolution

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes @ B.B. King Blues Club

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Belmont Lake State Park

Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra @ Staller Center Mike Yard @ Governor’s Comedy

Christmas Tree Lighting @ Deepwells Farm County Park

Sunday 12.2 Great Chefs of LI @ Crest Hollow

Christmas Tree Lighting @ Bellport Village

Holiday Festival @ Stony Brook Village Center, More than 60 decorated trees, Santa arrives by horse drawn carriage.

Horse & Buggy, Parade of Lights, Tree Lighting @ Southampton Village Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting @ Little East Neck Road, West Babylon Tree Lighting @ Vanderbilt Museum Shelby Lynne’s Revelation Road @ Landmark on Main Paul Anka: Christmas My Way Tour @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

It’s that time of year again. Break out your baddest threads for the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A $20 donation includes a beer mug, drink specials—and an endless amount of photo ops. The festivities begin at noon at Nag’s Head and make stops at Christopher’s, XO Wine Bar and Rookies in Huntington. Saturday, 12.1. —Jaclyn Gallucci

Dinosaur Jr. @ Terminal 5

Robert Klein @ The Brokerage Comedy

Holiday Craft Fair @ Valley Stream Central H.S.

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Jax @ Vibe Lounge Sunday Night Funnies @ Governor’s Comedy Tree Lighting Festival @ The Life Church, Featuring Sacred Church Music, organ and choirs, craft fair, food and a 75-foot Oriental spruce bedecked with a spectacular luminous display of 8,000 lights. Big Band Holiday Show @ Elmont

KINGS PARK: STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MENTAL INSTITUTION

On June 21, 1967, 17-year-old Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. More than 30 years later and now an award-winning filmmaker, Winer returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge and makes this personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital, which now lies in ruins as a hangout for both local teens and urban explorers. Winer appears in person for the screening and discusses her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff, as well as the painful legacy of our state hospital system. Cinema Arts Centre, Sunday, 12.2. —JG Library Theatre Messiah Sing-A-Long @ Staller Center Japanese Beer Dinner @ Mirabelle Cinderella’s Christmas @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Shaolin Warriors @ Staller Center Clay Aiken @ St. George Theatre The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe @ Continued on page 32

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SundayCont. YMCA Boulton Center Demon Boy @ Revolution B.B. King @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury The Jungle Book @ Dix Hills PAC Chocolate Painting for Teens @ Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra w/Keith Lockhart & Five by Design @ Tilles Center

Ken Jennings (Because I Said So!) @ Book Revue Evening of Jazz @ Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Kids These Days @ Webster Hall Chaplin Shorts @ Cinema Arts Centre For All Those Sleeping @ Revolution Japandroids/DIIV @ Webster Hall

The Monkees @ Beacon Theatre

A Night for Freedom: Esperanza Spaldin/ Bobby McFerrin @ City Winery

Monday 12.3 Xavier Rudd @ Irving Plaza

Wednesday 12.5 Godfrey Townsend @ B.B. King Blues Club

One Direction @ Madison Square Garden

Free Business Seminar: Propel Your Business Forward Post-Sandy @ Adelphi University Hauppauge Center, 55 Kennedy Dr., Hauppauge, 6:308 p.m.

Mark Eitzel @ Highline Ballroom Broadway Unplugged w/ Cheyenne Jackson @ The Town Hall

Dan Schaefer (Click!) @ Book Revue

MF TOYS SHOW

Just in time for the holiday Season, MF Gallery presents its 10th Annual extravaganza of hand-made toys— and one-of-a-kind works of art—by underground artists. Many of the artists will be at the party, which will be a “Cash & Carry” event. Buyers will be able to meet them and take their toys home during the Opening Party on Saturday, 12.1. So be sure to come early if you want to see the full show! The toys will also be available for viewing and purchasing online at www.mfgallery.net, and can be seen in person through Sunday, 12.23 by appointment only. —Jaclyn Gallucci

Celtic Thunder @ Sullivan Hall

Woe is Me @ Gramercy Theatre

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Carla Hall (Cooking with Love) @ Book Revue

Animal Collective @ Terminal 5

Winter Concert @ Dix Hills PAC

The Who @ Madison Square Garden

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Deer Tick @ Brooklyn Bowl

Tuesday 12.4 Illustrator James McMullan in Conversation w/ Milton Glaser @ SVA Gallery

New Talent Night @ McGuire’s Comedy

Andrea Bocelli @ Barclays Center

The Spin Doctors @ Irving Plaza

WFUV Holiday Cheer feat. Lucinda Williams @ Beacon Theatre

Animal Collective @ Terminal 5

Trey Songz @ Madison Square

A Great Big Pile of Leaves @ Revolution Emo Philips Special Event @ Brokerage Comedy

Japandroids @ Webster Hall

25th Anniversary Celebrity Staged Reading of Steel Magnolias @ Lucille Lortel Theatre

com Enter in Promo Code “8Diamonds” for VIP registration.

Chick On The Go: What Women Want Holiday Extravaganza @ Melville Marriott An evening of fun, fitness, fashion and finance. Visit with jewelry and clothing designers, celbrity nutritionists, master aesthetician to Yoko Ono and more. Visit www. whatwomenwantshow.

The Nutcracker Suite @ Patchogue Theatre Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Brooklyn Bowl Mostly Barbershop @ Dix Hills PAC Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Jerry Seinfeld @ St. George Theatre

Network with hundreds of exhibitors and meet more than 1,000 key decision-makers at this breakfast event featuring business seminars and panel discussions throughout the day. CFO/CPA Barry Knepper moderates and panelists include Ron Knauf, president & co-founder of Making Change Safe, and founding partners of Reitano & Knauf LLC, Gary Occhiogrosso, interim president & CDO TRUFOODS, LLC., and Joe Secreti, founder and CEO of Cactus Salon. Register at www. nassautradeshow.com. The Chateau. Monday, 12.3. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. —Kate Kincaid Venue addresses and information can be found on P. 36

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Hanukkah Events

Hanukkah begins Saturday, 12.8

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Sunday 12.2 Holiday Boutiques @ Temple Avodah, 3050 Oceanside Rd., Oceanside, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Gurwin Jewish, 50 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Temple Tikvah, 3315 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday items for sale. Hanukkah Concert: The Miracle of Song @ South Huntington Jewish Center, 2600 New York Ave., Melville. 4 p.m. Wednesday 12.5 Menorah Lighting @ Downtown Gazebo, Oyster Bay. Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday 12.8 Menorah Lighting & Celebration @ Congregation Beth Sholom, 441 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. Lighting at 6 p.m. Great Menorah Car Parade & Lighting @ Merrick Road Park Golf Course, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick. Car parade begins at Merrick LIRR led by two limos with rooftop menorahs. Plus music, latkes. 7 p.m. Menorah-cade & Lighting @ 13 Woods Lane, East Hampton. Leaves 6:30 p.m. to lighting at Herrick Park at 7 p.m. Giant Menorah Lighting @ Valley Stream LIRR, Sunrise Highway. 6 p.m.

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Family Hanukkah Party @ Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N. Broadway, Jericho. Food, DJ, crafts and games. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Festival of Lights @ LI Children’s Museum, Davis Avenue, Garden City. Make your own menorah to take home. 1-3 p.m. Hanukkah Menorah Lighting @ Jewish Center of Bay Shore, 34 N. Clinton Ave., Bay Shore. Services, public lighting, latkes for the community, lighting of personal menorahs. Lighting at 5 p.m.

Hanukkah Party @ Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. Games, prizes, raffles, singing, and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Thursday 12.13 Hanukkah Party @ Mid-Island Y, Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. Ages 65+. 12:30-3 p.m. Hanukkah Celebration @ Lido Beach Synagogue, 1 Fairway Rd., Lido Beach. With author Joshua Henkin. 1:15 p.m. Friday 12.14 Hanukkah Dinner @ Jewish Center of the Moriches, 227 Main St., Center Moriches. Dinner, latkes, singing, services. 5:30 p.m. Saturday 12.15 Latkes & Vodka @ Commack Jewish Center, Shirley Court, Commack. 8-11 p.m.

Hanukkah Happening @ Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington. Singing, crafts, food, gift fair. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Film: Inside Hana’s Suitcase @ Congregation Beth-El, 99 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. Latkes served. 7 p.m.

Hanukkah Musical Celebration @ Faust Harrison Pianos, 277 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. 5:30 p.m.

Hanukkah Wonderland @ Merrick Road Park Golf Course, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick. Coin-orah, latke demo, crafts, doughnut decorating. 1-3 p.m.

Grand Menorah Lighting @ Shoprite Mall, S. Oyster Bay Rd, Plainview. 6:50 p.m.

Dreidels & Kindness @ Merrick Road Park Golf Course, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick. Dreidels, latkes, wrap care blankets for pediatric cancer patients. 7:30 p.m.

Chanukah Party @ Hot Skates, Merrick Rd., Lynbrook. Family party, donuts, menorah lighting. 6-8 p.m.

Children’s Chanukah Party @ B’nai Israel, 67 Oakdale-Bohemia Rd., Oakdale. Magic show, latkes, cupcakes. 12 p.m.

Hanukkah Spectacular @ Town of Oyster Bay Chabad, 678 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury. Acrobat show, crafts, Lego menorah building contest, pizza party, doughnuts. Reservations required. 5:15 p.m.

Sunday 12.16 Hanukkah Concert @ Temple Israel, 108 Old Mill Rd., Great Neck. 3 p.m. The Maccabeats Live @ North Shore Jewish Center, Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station. The world-renowned Yeshiva University Maccabeats perform. 3:15 p.m. Hanukkah Celebration @ Temple B’nai Sholom, Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Music, food, menorah lighting. 12:30 p.m. Menorah Photo Contest/Chanukah Telethon: TV55, 7-11 p.m. —Jaclyn Gallucci

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Where it’s At Do This Venue Information

A&R Beverage—3600 Merrick Rd., Seaford

The Life Church—Jericho Turnpike, Westbury

B.B. King Blues Club—237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan. www.bbkingblues.com

Lucille Lortel Theatre—121 Christopher St., Manhattan

Bell House—149 7th St., Brooklyn. www.thebellhouseny.com

McGuire’s Comedy Club—1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. www.mcguirescom edyshows.com

Madison Square Garden—4 Barclays Center—620 Atlan- Penn Plaza, Manhattan. www.thegarden.com tic Ave., Brooklyn. www.barclayscenter.com McFadden’s—210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. 516Beacon Theatre—2124 442-2600. Broadway, Manhattan. www.mcfaddensrvc.com www.beacontheatre.com

Belmont Lake State Park— Exit 38, Southern State Parkway, North Babylon Best Buy Theater—1515 Broadway, Manhattan. www.bestbuytheater.com Book Revue—313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com BookHampton—41 Main St., East Hampton; 93 Main St., Southampton; 50 Love Lane, Mattituck; www.bookhampton.com

Mercury Lounge—217 E. Houston St., Manhattan. www.mercuryloungenyc.com MF Gallery—213 Bond St., Brooklyn Mirabelle—Main Street, Stony Brook Mr. Beery’s—4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. www.mrbeerys.com

Music Hall of Williamsburg—66 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. www.musichallofwilliams Bowery Ballroom—6 Delanc- burg.com ey St., Manhattan. Napper Tandy’s—275 Route www.boweryballroom.com 25A, Miller Place Brokerage—2797 Merrick Nassau Coliseum—1255 Rd., Bellmore. www.brokeragecomedy.com Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com Brooklyn Bowl—61 Wythe Nassau County Museum of Ave., Brooklyn. Art—1 Museum Dr., Roslyn www.brooklynbowl.com Harbor. Carnegie Hall—881 7th Ave., www.nassaumuseum.com Manhattan NYCB Theatre at WestThe Chateau—440 Old Coun- bury—960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury try Rd., Carle Place. www. chateaubriandcaterers.com The Paramount—Main Street, Huntington. Cinema Arts Centre—423 www.paramountny.com Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org Patchogue Theatre—71 E. City Winery—155 Varick St., Main St., Patchogue. www.patchoguetheatre.com Manhattan Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Revolution—140 Merrick Rd., Museum—279 Main St., Cold Amityville. www.revolutionli.com Spring Harbor Crest Hollow Country Club— Sherlock Homes Realty Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury —305 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff St. George Theatre—35 Deepwells Farm County Park—Route 25A & Moriches Hyatt St., Staten Island Road, St. James Staller Center— Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Dix Hills PAC—305 N. SerStony Brook. vice Rd., Dix Hills. www.stallercenter.com www.dhpac.org Elmont Memorial Library—700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont The Emporium—9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. www.theemporiumny.com

Stony Brook Village Center— Main Street, Stony Brook Suffolk County Historical Society—300 W. Main St., Riverhead

Sullivan Hall—214 Sullivan Governor’s—90 Division Ave., St., Manhattan Levittown. www.govs.com SVA Gallery—209 E. 23rd St., Gramercy—127 E. 23rd St., Manhattan Manhattan. www.thegramer Swan Club—90 Glenwood cytheatre.com Rd., Roslyn Hicks Nurseries—Jericho Tanger Outlets at the Turnpike, Westbury Arches—152 The Arches Highline Ballroom—431 W. Circle, Deer Park 16th St., Manhattan. Terminal 5—610 W. 56th St., www.highlineballroom Manhattan. www.terminal5nyc.com Hofstra—Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead Tilles Center—720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. Irving Plaza—17 Irving Pl., www.tillescenter.org Manhattan Islip Town Hall—655 Main St., Islip Joe’s Pub —425 Lafayette St., Manhattan. www.joespub.com

The Town Hall—123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. www.the-townhall-nyc.org Valley Stream Central HS—135 Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport—250 Main St., Vanderbilt—180 Little Neck Northport. www.johnwenge Rd., Centerport. www.vanderbiltmuseum.org mentheater.com Klestinec Park—Broadway, Massapequa Landmark on Main Street—232 Main St., Port Washington. www.landmar konmainstreet.org Levittown Hall—201 Levittown Pkwy., Hicksville

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Anthony Hopkins

You would think that playing Alfred Hitchcock would be a piece of cake for fellow esteemed British icon Anthony Hopkins. But during this conversation about his turn as the jolly gent with a strange dark side in Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock, Hopkins surprisingly fessed up about being plagued by his own insecurities. 1. What was it like when you first became Hitchcock? Well, I saw myself in the mirror when they were putting the makeup on me. And it was quite astonishing to me. So the makeup certainly helped me, and the big fat suit. So it was relatively easy, I had already learned the script as I obsessively tend to do. And then it’s up to the gods, or up to whatever! But I was certainly not at my most secure... which was very good. Because if you get too secure, you become lazy. 2. Were you a fan of Hitchcock? I had been a fan of Hitchcock ever since I was a young boy. At 16 years of age, I saw Rear Window. And then later, his other films. And Vertigo is one of my favorites. And then Psycho, in 1960. I was one of the early viewers. And I was knocked out by the power of Psycho, and the terrifying aspects of that film. So I became a Hitchcock fan. And in England in those days, to go and see a Hitchcock movie was an event. But my four favorite films are all by Hitchcock. 3. Had you ever met Hitchcock? I once met Hitchcock in a restaurant in West Los Angeles. It’s called Ma Maison. And I was with my agent, who actually also represented Hitchcock. He also represented, by the way, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. His name was George Chasen. It was 1979, and Hitchcock had just been made a knight by the queen. So I said I’d love to meet him. And so we walked past his table, and my agent said, “Good afternoon, Sir Alfred!” And Hitchcock said, “Hello George, how are you?” And when I was introduced to Hitchcock, he said, “Charmed, I’m sure.” And that was the only time I met him. 4. What do you think of Hitchcock’s clashes with Hollywood? He felt like an outsider. The truth is, he did say when he was never nominated for an Oscar, “Always the bridesmaid and never the bride.” So he probably felt it deep down but was too polite, or too remote to complain. But I think that it must have rankled him, that he was never really taken that seriously by the commercial side of Hollywood. Because he was a great moneymaker. And when the red flag went up because he wanted to do a schlock horror movie, they thought he was mad.

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And he probably thought he was mad, too! So when he made Psycho, it was a great triumph for him that he actually beat the system and made money. It must have amused him, too. 5. Did Hitchcock have a dark side? People are very fond of using the term, the dark side. I don’t think he had a dark side. But he was a complex, probably very insecure man. And I think he was a very guarded and shy man, and didn’t want to express emotion. And you know, I think it was locked inside his obsession with the feminine side of himself. Which was his creative self. So it manifested in those beautiful blonde women in his movies, who were inaccessible. And who were really deep inside him. That was the ideal woman. Or his ideal feminine anima. 6. How do you think Hitchcock changed the perception of horror? He wanted something that had more grit in it. Something that was more terrifying. But terrifying about life. And I think what sends shivers up people’s spines is Hitchcock as a voyeur. And, as he said, “I’m just a man in a corner with a camera.” And then we have voyeurs going to the movies. So the guy’s genius lives on, many years after his death. And I felt very honored to play him. But I felt very nervous because I thought, “Well, I can’t do justice to this.” 7. What do you feel was Hitchcock’s most powerful creative weapon? He had the capacity to send a chill up your spine. Sheer genius trapped in that enormous body. And I think that made him a very lonely, soulful, hurt man. And that’s what I found so enjoyable, playing him. He was a deeply hurt man, I think.

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SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NASSAU Index No.: 2012 – 200275 KAMLYN TROTMAN-MACK, Plaintiff, Date Summons Filed: 01/31/2012 Plaintiff Designates Nassau County as the place of trial The basis of venue is Plaintiff’s Residency MICHAEL T. MACK, Defendant.

SUMMONS WITH NOTICE Plaintiff Resides at 50 Jefferson Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501

ACTION FOR DIVORCE

TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the state of New York); and in case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Verified Complaint. Dated: 11/15/2012 Jamaica, NY 11432

NOTICE: Under DRL Section 255: The Defendant is advised that he may no longer be covered by the Plaintiff’s health insurance plan upon the entry of a judgment of divorce and that the defendant may be responsible for his own health insurance.

will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Town Hall, Town of Babylon, 200 East Sunrise Highway, North Lindenhurst, New York on Tuesday, January 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M the property described by said judgment to be sold and therein described as follows:

buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate lying and being in the Village of Amityville, in the Town of Babylon, County of Suffolk and State of New York, bounded and described on Schedule “A” annexed. SCTM # 0101-005.00-07.00-003.000. SAID PREMISES KNOWN AS 166 Broadway, Ami-

SOLD subject to a first mortgage, held by American 5, 2008, in the original amount of $345,000.00, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk, on March 19, 2008, in Liber 21684, at page 638. SOLD subject to all terms and conditions

That the Court grant such other and further relief as the Court may deem, just and proper.

contained in said filed Judgment and terms of sale. Approxi-

The parties have divided up the marital property, and no claim will be made by either party under equitable distribution.

disbursements and allowances and attorney’s fees.

mate amount of Judgment $270,525.57 plus interest, costs,

WILLIAM F. MACKEY, JR., ESQ., REFEREE. PINKS, ARBEIT & NEMETH

PURSUANT TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS LAW Section 236 Part B, Section 2, as added by Chapter 72 of the Laws of 2009, both you and your spouse (the parties) are bound by the following AUTOMATIC ORDERS, Which shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of this action, unless terminated, modified or amended by further order of the court upon motion of either of the parties or upon written agreement between the parties:

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The relief sought is a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the Plaintiff dissolving the marriage between the parties in this action. The nature of any ancillary or additional relief demanded is:

TO DEFENDANT: MICHAEL T. MACK 107-43 142 Street, Jamaica, NY 11435

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That either party may resume the use of a pre-marriage name, as follows: the plaintiff may resume use of her maiden name to wit: TROTMAN

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The Nature of this action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties, on the grounds: DRL Section 170 subd. (7) – Irreconcilable Differences.

That there are no children as a result of this marriage, and no child is expected.

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ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the

Yours, etc. DOROTHY ATCHISON, ESQ. LAW OFFICE OF ATCHISON & ASSOCIATES P.C. Attorney’s at Law 90-25 161st Street, Suite 501, Jamaica, NY 11432 (718) 262-8032

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(1) Neither party shall sell, transfer, encumber, conceal, assign, remove or in any way dispose of, without the consent of the other party in writing, or by order of the court, any property (including, but not limited to, real estate, personal property, cash accounts, stocks, mutual funds, bank accounts, cars and boats) individually or jointly held by the parties, except in the usual course of business, for customary and usual household expenses or for reasonable attorney’s fee in connection with this action. (2) Neither Party Shall transfer, encumber, assign, remove, withdraw or in any way dispose of any tax deferred funds, stocks or other assets held in any individual retirement accounts, 401k accounts, profit sharing plans, Keough accounts, or any other pension or retirement account, and the parties shall further refrain from applying for or requesting the payment of retirement benefits or annuity payments of any kind, without the consent of the other party in writing, or upon further order of the court. (3) Neither party shall incur unreasonable debts hereafter, including, but not limited to, further borrowing against any credit line secured by the family residence, further encumbrancing any assets, or unreasonably using credit cards or cash advances against credit cards, except in the usual course of business or for customary or usual housing expenses, or for reasonable attorney’s fees in connection with this action. (4) Neither party shall cause the other party or the children of the marriage to be removed from any existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage, and each party shall maintain the existing medical, hospital and dental insurance coverage in full force and effect. (5) Neither party shall change the beneficiaries of any existing life insurance policies, and each party shall maintain the existing life insurance, automobile insurance, homeowners and renters insurance policies in full force and effect.

ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying

NOTICE CONCERNING CONTINUATION OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE (Required by section 255(1) of the Domestic Relations Law)

Thence North 70 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East along

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that once a judgment of divorce is signed in this action, both you and your spouse may or may not continue to be eligible for coverage under each other’s health insurance plan, depending on the terms of the plan.

the concrete on the westerly side of Broadway and the point

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and being in the Incorporated Village of Amityville, in the Town of Babylon County of Suffolk and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Broadway marked by a drill hole and cross in the concrete, distant 57.29 feet southerly, when measured along the westerly side of Broadway, from its intersection with the southwesterly side of Ireland Place; Running Thence South 19 degrees 52 minutes 40 seconds East along the westerly side of Broadway 49.81 feet to a spike in a joint and land now or formerly of M. Tarasenko; Thence South 82 degrees 22 minutes 20 seconds West along said last mentioned land 44.36 feet to a cross in the concrete and land now or formerly of Day and Wilmarth; Thence along said last mentioned the land the following two courses and distances: 1. North 33 degrees 50 minutes 40 seconds West, 20.47 feet to an iron pipe; 2. North 70 degrees 45 minutes 10 seconds West, 32.64 feet to a locust stake and land now or formerly of the Franklin National Bank; said last mentioned land 70.61 feet to drill hole and cross in or place of BEGINNING.

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Crossword LONG IN THE PAST ACROSS 1 Not quite direct, as a flight 8 Stallions, e.g. 14 Trees of Lebanon 20 Inhale and exhale 21 It’s aimed at 22 Mountain ridge east of Jerusalem 23 Retail VIP conked on the head? 25 Words after “Frankly” 26 Like lemons 27 Furry friend 28 Hurts badly 30 Nutrition std. 31 Good for something 34 Group of five people drunk on sherry? 38 Not connected to the Internet 41 Covered the feet of 42 Rebuff rudely 43 Steinway with a wood finish? 45 1965 hit for the Yardbirds 49 Former Disney chief Michael 50 Klee’s output 51 Wall St. debuts 54 Done in the manner of 55 “Cómo - usted?” (Sp. greeting) 56 Rte. with tolls 58 Shop that only sells filleted meat? 62 With 63-Across, what a sailor breathes in 63 See 62-Across

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121 Jazz chords 122 Tristan’s lady 123 Least happy DOWN 1 Spheres in space 2 Fictional sleuth Wolfe 3 Jacob’s brother 4 Blue-green algae variety 5 With 6-Down, source of element #50 6 See 5-Down 7 Hawked 8 All-male 9 Copper-hued 10 Special time 11 It has a yolk 12 Considered 13 Fine fiddle 14 Stalin’s doctrine 15 Blissful place 16 Carried out 17 Turn away 18 Aptly named novelist Charles 19 Fender guitar, familiarly 24 Curly slapper 29 Mensa figs. 32 Spork prong 33 Lethargy 34 “Say again?” 35 Na+, for one 36 Prefix with noir 37 Nuggets’ org. 38 S-curves 39 Bichon - (dog breed) 40 In dreamland 41 Royal title 44 Islamabad’s land: Abbr. 46 Ogle 47 “Shake -!”

48 Large mil. alliance 51 Taken with 52 Apex 53 West Texas city

57 Spectrum producers 58 Hockey’s Orr 59 Top Olympic medals, in Madrid

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cation Duncan 64 Together, in music 67 Cargo unit 68 M.Sgt. and T.Sgt. 69 Cubic Rubik 70 Sing shrilly 71 Pre-World War I ruler 72 Back 40 unit 76 “It’s -!” (delivery room cry) 77 Haut - (high society) 79 “I think, therefore I am” thinker 80 The lens is behind it 81 Pitcher Darling 82 Talked like Porky Pig 85 Skillets and woks 87 Opposed to, in the sticks 89 One of 17 in Monopoly: Abbr. 90 Like “oy vey” 91 Place to get a

massage 92 Contact no. 93 Bread makers 95 Put - good word for 96 Siouan people 98Access the Internet 99 Old arcade game maker 100 Baby shower rule, perhaps 101 JFK Library architect 102 Singer Jones 105 Periphery 107 Coal pit, e.g. 108 “Miracle” ball team 109 Secy., e.g. 111 Classic diner sandwich 113 Bear, in Peru 114 Nothing at all 115 Call a halt to 116 “- culpa” 117 Gray-headed

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