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knee jerk April 1, 2014 at 10:01 am
It might as well be Toronto. I'm sure they have a huge fan base in Brooklyn.
Stevo April 1, 2014 at 02:24 pm
knee jerk - that's dumb. but I wouldn't expect anything more from a Ranger fan.
knee jerk April 1, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Bill Torreys' Islanders success plan: finish dead last for four or five years, receive a bunch ofRead More low draft picks (who we don't have pay much money to), plug in some veteran role players (who we don't have to pay much money to)and win Stanley Cups until the team either gets old or expensive, then sell off the pieces. Cheap franchise right from the start, nothing magical about those teams. They were stacked with low draft picks, which no longer can work due to the increased number of teams diluting the draft. How well has that worked in the 30 years since?
(Rita's on Patch)
Sal Anthony March 19, 2014 at 05:26 am
Ralph is gonna be mad
Cosmo March 19, 2014 at 09:20 am
So the closest Rita's is in Franklin Square. This is real useful to us in Massapequa.
The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
toolittle January 23, 2012 at 07:32 pm
wish you luck. Like many other LB'ers, I would love a successful five star hotel with spa in ourRead More town.
roman February 28, 2012 at 02:05 am
He mad money on the deal. It's not uncommon to read the sob story then see how much they get paid inRead More the deal. He's an expert player in monopoly, he'll always come out ahead and get paid millions, that's how the system is set up. There's is no personal recourse and the idea he put 60 million into the deal I don't believe. One day I'll put something up nice in Long Beach that isn't a gross exaggeration of reality.
Sal Anthony March 16, 2014 at 06:35 am
I love my grandma
brookhavenconfucius March 19, 2014 at 04:29 am
JACK, The Church IS NOT these human FRAUDS and PHONIES, who hold daily and weekly, POLITICALRead More INDOCTRINATION SESSIONS, AND kowtow to whatever alien political ideology, that is popular, and that they embrace. It is my understanding that ALL religions suffer, to some varying degree, from these FRAUDS. So you have to HOLD YOUR NOSE AND IGNORE THEM, and have enough Faith, that THESE TYPES, are the social flotsam, that is 'PASSING THROUGH', any Society's 'digestive system'...and are anomalies, NOT THE RULE...AND that any 'influence' they have, is temporary...LIKE A MIGRAINE...or a stomach virus !
Robert Demarco March 19, 2014 at 08:07 am
Jack, I am not anti-Catholic. Humans have done harm to the Church(priests, bishops, etc). I donateRead More regularly and directly to the Parish outreach, which helps people all over the Island. I was not referring to regular maintenance in my previous post. They raised money during the recession to install ceramic, marble, and oak in a church that was 20 years old. I feel that it was an unnecessary burden for the parishioners whose generosity is always exploited. And Jack, the main reason for lower contributions is lower attendance at Mass, and there are many reasons for that.
Jack March 19, 2014 at 07:17 pm
Brookhaven Why don't you criticize all religions like you do the Church. Jump on that bandwagon.Read More Bottom line the Church has so much good for the world and I'm not going to let some earthly men detract me from enjoying being a Catholic and attending Mass. I feel very lucky to be Catholic. The combination of all other religions combined do not come near what the Cathokic Charities has done for those in need. If they make a few mistakes, so be it. Why don't you find yourself another religion if you care about God at all. I think you will be disappointed. Robert, I appreciate your post an agree with you. I think things are cyclical and we have a society an culture now that belittle religion and especially the Church. I enjoy the extra room in the pews and look forward to seeing better days with more attendees. I also look forward to a more conservative government that will support faith based operations and the departure of this leaderless government we have now.
Six Pack February 28, 2014 at 02:32 pm
It is amazing to talk to anyone who went to Hicksville high school from 1962-1978 all went to schoolRead More with Billy Joel.
Six Pack February 28, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Same as the Harry Chapin story. It's amazing how many people have told me that they were atRead More Eisenhower Park waiting for him to go on. " then we got the news and we all started crying" I must have heard that story 300 times. He passed away in 1981. you were 3. You weren't there.
Grifhunter March 4, 2014 at 03:15 pm
What is with this Singh kiss of death for restaurants? Anyway, I'll miss Christianos. AverageRead More food, awesome atmosphere and bar. Decent pizza. Let me guess. Syosset will get its 12th sushi place.
LS February 24, 2014 at 01:16 pm
Hey, Hamburger, Singh may be your friend but that doesn't mean they can't be criticized. If peopleRead More think they're poor managers, they're entitled to say so.
Frank T February 26, 2014 at 09:24 am
The Singh group just closed Christianos in Syosset. It seems that everything they touch turns toRead More crap.
Hamburger March 30, 2014 at 08:48 am
No - you don't criticize Singh
(Photo: Joseph Kellard)
Bob West February 21, 2014 at 08:54 pm
You obviously know the regulations about hospital inpatient reimbursement. Unfortunately, my familyRead More and I have spent much time in ERs the past few years. The view is very different from inside the ER. First, in reality people are kept in beds in hallways without ever being "admitted" to the ER or the hospital. About 2 years ago my old father got dizzy and took a bad fall, hit his head. Went to Franklin ER, immediately sent for CT of the brain. Stayed in hallway 36 hours, supposedly waiting for Neurologist. On next day, was sent home by ER Doc without ever seeing Neurologist or being admitted because he was then stable. Never got admitted, not subject to regs you correctly cite. Regardless of the laws, this is what's happening in ERs. (And my dad has excellent insurance.) Any head injury- good insurance-> CT scan, Neuro workup if admitted. Bad/no insurance-> go home, have somebody wake you every 2 hours to make sure you're ok, if dizzy or nauseous, call your M.D. or come back. Either is a legit treatment for banging your head. I have bad insurance. My last admission to the hospital was for Pneumonia, admitted via ER by Infectious Disease/Int Med MD. Had 2 CT scans, saw I.D. Doctor first and last day of hospitalization, otherwise Interns. Got 5 days of IV antibiotics. Never seen by a Pulmonologist or a Respiratory Therapist. Inpatient, M.D. specialists will not bill you- they just won't see you. Regs require patients admitted to the ER are entitled to "full hospital services" 24 hours after admission- phone, food, etc. That's obviously ignored. Hospitals don't always disclose things 100% accurately or fully. Since my Long Beach Drs were wiped out by Sandy with everything else I had, I began going to SNCH Family Medicine Clinic before I could come home. They advise patients to call ahead to see Resident on call before seeing ER Dr, because you may be billed by ER Dr. True or not, South Nassau is very good at prioritizing care according ability to pay. By inheriting all of Long Beach's Orthopedics problems, SNCH gains that profitable group for that service, which is a virtual monopoly for benefactors Orlin-Cohen MDs. Unfortunately, quoting NYS Health codes is like quoting Long Beach Building codes. Here's a scan of the back of an appointment card from South Nassau outpatient clinic: http://imgur.com/WVtqUXA
Leigh Alexander February 24, 2014 at 05:14 pm
@Bob West...I, as well, have spent numerous visits, hours, etc. in ERs, and inpatient at hospitalsRead More over the past year due before being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. It is my find that SNCH was not to my liking so I travel to Winthrop where I've had a much better experience in the ER and inpatient. In November, I spent 23 days inpatient at Winthrop with 2 CTs, 3 MRIs (under sedation because I can't lay flat for that long) 2 EMGs, a Lumbar Puncture (under anesthesia), a biopsy (under anesthesia) of lesions that they found on my spine, numerous blood tests, meds, IV infusions of steroids and other meds, and genetic testing, and probably many other things that I can't remember... I saw several specialists (about 8 different ones), and when they tried to bill me above and beyond, I called their billing department and told them I know the law and they removed the bill.
Bob West February 24, 2014 at 08:07 pm
Thank you, Leigh, for that valuable information. Sorry that I assumed you were talking "fromRead More the outside looking in" when the opposite was true. Honestly, in past hospitalizations, I've usually been covered by "house staff" and assumed I couldn't be seen by specialists because my insurance wouldn't cover it. Weird how we're on opposite ends of the insurance spectrum but still get told half-truths. Wouldn't it be interesting if they put your info in those gigantic packets of papers they give you when you go into a hospital. Believe it or not, I'm going in to Winthrop for surgery next week. So far, I'm also much more impressed with them than South Nassau. A friend actually suggested recently how good it would be if Winthrop took over Long Beach rather than SNCH. Thanks again for the very important information.
Roberto Soto February 7, 2014 at 10:04 am
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Steve Ragan February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
New kid on the block - Gun Hill Brewing http://www.gunhillbrewing.com/
Rich Sixpak February 7, 2014 at 10:16 am
www.montaukbrewingco.com/ If you want to check it out.
Blue Point Brewing Company is currently the 34th largest craft brewery in the U.S. (Patch file photo)
Carol Reitz-Butler February 13, 2014 at 04:53 pm
My cupcakes were meant for more discerning palates, Mr Bunker, not that you would know as I'm sureRead More you were never in my store. I love mean-spirited comments made behind pseudonyms, they truly bespeak cowardice.
Elizabeth K February 13, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Mr Bunker is hilarious!!!!
Elizabeth K February 13, 2014 at 08:55 pm
Thx for the beer review.
joe January 31, 2014 at 11:43 am
Many great places to go see the game in "Long Beach" But where is this Bar pictured inRead More your story from ?????? Long Beach ? Isn't the story about Long Beach ?
Long Beach Medical Center. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Jack January 27, 2014 at 06:54 pm
Say no to a methadone clinic at the LB ER. Say no to sex offender treatment clinic at LB ER. Say noRead More to prison work release at LB ER. Then maybe it will be good. Otherwise we will have the same thing we had the last time.
Andy Shapiro January 29, 2014 at 09:29 am
12-20 minutes? That's a cruel joke! Maybe at 3 in the morning. At 7 PM...when my wife died...it tookRead More 45 minutes. Unfortunately, nobody in a position of authority (Governor Photo-Op or ANY of our politicians) gives a darn about the 1,200 former employees of the hospital, or anyone who lives on this island. The Governor and The Shah want to eliminate hospital beds. Sandy afforded them the opportunity to do so without the inconvenient little thing known as a referendum. What's happened to our democracy people?
Avery Schlacter April 14, 2014 at 11:18 am
Thanks for sharing this with me. I've been looking for a good ER. This was really interesting toRead More read. <a href='http://www.tricitymedical.net' > http://www.tricitymedical.net </a>
Ralph's Ices and Ice Cream shop is slated to open at this vacancy at 8 W. Park Ave. in Long Beach. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Michael Lipton January 24, 2014 at 11:50 am
At least it's not another bar...
kevin January 26, 2014 at 01:01 am
I wish Ralph's would open up by next week. Going to be 8 degrees and I would love to have an iceRead More after we take a dip in the ocean with other brave polar bears.
LB TAXPAYA January 27, 2014 at 05:11 am
They will do well there w/ all the train traffic in the summer. Good luck Ralph's! Maybe a coupleRead More of jobs for local teens too
Chef Oscar Juarez prepares a shrimp dish. (Credit: Joe Kellard)
shanomolas January 24, 2014 at 08:01 am
Very good. Had the Vaca Frita... Excellent. Good atmosphere. Such nice staff. Will definitely goRead More back
Kathy G January 24, 2014 at 09:47 am
Oh yes I forgot to mention the staff!! Very warm, welcoming and accommodating. The server didn'tRead More get my drink right and all I did was look up and, I think the manager, came over immediately and went above and beyond to correct a very minor error. They are obviously aiming to please!!
Trying to Make Sense January 27, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Ditto Kathy G's comments. Great new addition to downtown!
Credit: Milford Patch
BSM January 17, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Interesting....my ipad gets booted from the Verizon network every time I try to open the links.Read More AND, I use Chrome as my browser. This isn't a one off, it has happened since the article was published. This is also a community that comments on almost everything, so how odd that mine is the only comment.
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