MARCH 2018 • LONGISLANDPRESS.COM 11
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by Long Island Press
I Finding unity in diversity ’m a big believer in celebrating diversity, in each of us proudly proclaiming
what makes us so special.
To that end, we are proud to announce the debut of our newest event, The
World’s Fare, an inclusive celebration of diversity through art, culture,
music, dance, food and drink at Citi Field in April. There will be food from
more than 100 countries to sample, giving patrons an opportunity to see
what makes each so unique and get to know their international neighbors
better. Plan to be there April 28 and 29.
But before we jump ahead, this month we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,
honoring the culture of the Irish, who’ve proven how hard work is the
recipe for success after immigrating to this nation in poverty and rising to the positions
And on the note of celebrating both diversity and St. Paddy’s Day, this month’s issue features an interview with
CNBC anchor Melissa Lee, who shares with us her insights into the business world. It also features the entrepreneurs
behind Long Ireland Brewing, a craft beer company emulating the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Among many other
great features is our new series, casting light on how the national opioid epidemic impacts on or Island, plus new
monthly columns from Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
Also this month, supporters are reminded to please join us for our celebration of the Bethpage Best of Long Island
competition. It is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at The Fox Hollow, located at 7755 Jericho Turnpike in
Woodbury. And next month brings with it our 15th annual Power List, featuring the top 50 most influential Long
Islanders. Stay tuned and see who made the list at powerlist.longislandpress.com
Lastly, please remember to “like” Long Island Press’ Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and sign up
for our email blast on longislandpress.com.
14 THIS MONTH
CNBC host Melissa Lee shares
memories of growing up in Great Neck,
her days at Harvard, her recent safari
adventure and her second love: the stock
market. Cover photo by Bob Giglione.
17 PRESS BRIEFINGS
Newly elected Hempstead Town
Supervisor Laura Curran talks about
being a Democrat leading a Republican
town. And the Hempstead School
Board faces crisis. Again.
21 GUEST COLUMNS
Steve Israel takes aim at the gun lobby,
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
touts his economic development plans
and Nassau County Executive Laura
Curran discusses her new ethics
25 PRESS BUSINESS
John Cameron opens up about his love
of surfing and engineering, a look at the
IDA grants awarded to Nature’s Bounty,
Life’s WORC plans a big bash, Long
Island Plastic Surgical Group wins Best
of LI, and the Power List is back.
40 PRESS HOME
Take a tour of Knickerbocker Bay
Club condos and the renovated bathrooms
of our dreams.
54 PRESS HEALTH
Set your sights on these eye health
tips, read up on why you need to catch
more Zzzs, and check out five nutritional
products for a better you.
The Salon Project raises the bar for
makeovers and spring fashion is all
64 PRESS MAIN DISH
Long Ireland Brewing pours a glass of
the Emerald Isle, Chef Julian Phillips
cooks up mouthwatering blackened
chicken at The Sound Bite, and 20
locally brewed St. Paddy’s Day beers.
Farmingdale is a perennial hot-spot
for food, fun and flight. Also, Adventureland
is pretty great.
Former Vice President Joe Biden
comes to LIU Post, The Clairvoyants
foresee another amazing performance
at NCYB Theatre at Westbury, Judas
Priest rocks the coliseum and plenty
more this March!
Volume 197, No. 3 March 2018