Newsday's LI Homes editor Valerie Kellogg takes News 12 on a tour of three unusual homes: a Quogue estate previously owned by the founder of Toys-R-Us, a Bridghampton home that is hosting the Hamptons designer showhouse, and a six-bedroom St. James house that had previously been a hunting and fishing club. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)
The 2015 Hamptons Designer Showhouse is a seven-bedroom house that has what is called a modern barn style. Interior designers have decorated it, and starting this weekend their work, and the house, will be on display to the public. Here are some of the designers and their tips for replicating the looks and not breaking the bank.
"We are the last exit to Jones Beach, minutes away from the North Shore and the Roosevelt Field mall," says real estate agent Seth Pitlake, who grew up in Merrick. "We have the parks, the schools, the restaurants, the shopping . . . and a nature preserve that has its own goats. Love those goats."
Lobster Shack has risen from the ashes of Phoenix on Merrick Road in Seaford. The attractive seafood restaurant, which opened this weekend, is owned by Gregg Garofalo, who also runs Puglia's in Garden City. "The town needed a seafood restaurant," he said. Puglia's chef, Antonio Bonilla, will also be overseeing Lobster Shack's kitchen.
The Nassau district attorney's office subpoenaed county Board of Elections officials requesting campaign finance documents for 10 Nassau GOP clubs over the past decade, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by Newsday.
Better-than-expected finances will allow the MTA to shrink the size of its capital deficit by more than $2 billion, but some officials believe the found money would be better spent shrinking -- or eliminating -- future fare hikes.