A community helps treasured Plainview hardware store make move

The owners say the move to a space twice as big represents a win for small business in an era when local stores struggle to compete with corporate chains and online retailers. Dan Naftol has been shopping at Trio Hardware in Plainview for 30 years, dropping in once or twice a week to buy nuts […]

Resort Style Living for Graying Boomers

Developed as a place to raise a family, Long Island — like many other suburban areas that grew and thrived in post-World War II America — is graying. While new communities on the island were built for baby boomers back when they were babies, the latest wave of new development — country club-style living in […]

Country Pointe Project Takes Shape

Plainview favorite Trio Hardware announced it will move down the road to the Country Pointe development. The changing landscape of the Plainview-Old Bethpage area near Old Country and Round Swamp roads signals the impending arrival of Country Pointe Plainview, a sprawling project with age-specific housing, along with retail, a clubhouse, trails and more. Grounds that […]

Stars & Stripes festival attracts hundreds

Under warm sunny skies and slightly cloudy and breezy evenings, the Village of East Rockaway held its annual Stars & Stripes festival last weekend. Residents and neighbors from nearby communities flocked to the waterfront area of the village, taking full advantage of the rides, games of chance, entertainment, food, and a spectacular fireworks display on […]

Town clears way for 750 Plainview condos

Oyster Bay’s Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the final environmental impact statement for a 750-residence condominium project on 143 acres in Plainview. The town accepted the environmental statement after Jericho-based developer Beechwood Organization tweaked the plan, slightly reducing the number of homes and increasing the amount of open space and recreational area. Originally […]

Seinfeld Writer, Carol Leifer Appears at Meadowbrook Pointe

Former Seinfeld show writer Carol Leifer demonstrated her skills as a stand-up comic in an appearance on Saturday, Oct. 25, with what became a humorous monologue about growing up with her family in East Williston, her career and some of the finer points about Jewish behavior. “My dad was an optometrist who would come home […]

Condos OK’d for East Rockaway

The East Rockaway zoning board has approved a plan by the Jericho-based developer the Beechwood Organization to build 30 owner-occupied condominiums on the site of the rundown Davison Boatyard and Marina, just a few feet west of the Oceanside border. Fifty-four condos proposed by Beechwood have already been approved by the Town of Hempstead for […]

Plainview Weighs Mixing the New With the Old

Just outside Plainview in Nassau County lies the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a diorama of historic buildings complete with costumed actors depicting a Long Island farming village from the 1800s. It mirrors Plainview’s commitment to preserving its own way of life, albeit one from a different century. Residents and elected officials say the hamlet, along […]