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Board Okays Lumber Rd. Project

Written by Chris Boyle Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00

Residential units coming to downtown Roslyn


After nearly six months of deliberation, the Village of Roslyn board of trustees granted approval to an extensive plan to renovate a building on Lumber Road.


 Local businessman John Santos of Lumber Earth Realty LLC was granted a Special Use Permit, Site Plan Approval, and SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) Designation, allowing him to move forward with his plans to renovate the long-empty structure located at 7 Lumber Rd.


Pirate Visit To East Hills Park

Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00

It was another fun-filled day in string of victories by the Kids in the Park Committee.


Many children, who returned from camps, joined in the fun as the party continued during a perfect day of weather. Special menus were offered at the Grille, pirates, a scavenger hunt, and even hair braiding was offered to the children.  


Roslyn Conquest Of Carnegie Hall

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Liebman, Urbach to perform in Oct. 27 concert

Roslyn native Daniela Liebman has enchanted audiences worldwide with her interpretations of classical piano pieces. Currently a resident of Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela, who is only 11 years old, will bring her talents back to New York, to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Oct. 27. 


Daniela will perform various pieces, including the Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2, Brahms’ Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture.


The concert represents a Roslyn conquest of Carnegie Hall. Daniela will be joined by violinist Jourdan Urbach, another Roslyn native, whose achievements in both music and philanthropy are well-known to readers of The Roslyn News. Daniela will be the featured soloist on the Shostakovich piece, while Urbach will play violin for the Brahms concerto. Both will be playing with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.


Parks Group Endorses Haber

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:00

Candidate touts environmental agenda

Both the county parks and the state of the environment were on Adam Haber’s mind last Friday as he traveled to the Park at East Hills to issue statements on both subjects.

Haber, a Roslyn resident, is running for Nassau County executive in an election set for Tuesday, Sept. 10. A Democrat, Haber was picking up the endorsement of Bruce Piel, chairman of the Park Advocacy & Recreation Council of Nassau County (PARCnassau).


At The Bryant Library

Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00
Now Is The Time To Get A Library Card


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when The Bryant Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our

students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card. 


 Resources at Bryant are available to anyone with a library card.  Students can find materials, programs and services that support academic achievement at the library.   Check out our young adult programs scheduled in the fall.


Making His Way Back Home Starring role in legal drama for Rick Hoffman By Joe Scotchie Roslyn Heights native Rick Hoffman has come a long way from waiting tables in Hollywood. He is a veteran of several television series. But Th

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

Starring role in legal drama for Rick Hoffman 

Roslyn Heights native Rick Hoffman has come a long way from waiting tables in Hollywood. He is a veteran of several television series. But The Wheatley School graduate is

currently starring in his biggest role yet, that of Louis Litt in the successful USA Network legal drama, Suits.


Hoffman has had roles in various television series, starting in 1997 with Conspiracy Theory. From there, Hoffman found plenty of work, appearing in such shows as Philly, The

Bernie Mac Show, Jake in Progress and Samantha Who? On the road to Suits, Hoffman achieved a breakout role as Freddie Sacker in the short-lived 2000 Fox series, The $treet.

Despite having Jennifer Connelly as a starring character, the show only aired six episodes on American television. Still, Hoffman’s role as Sacker was considered the highlight of the program. It allowed him to quit his job as a waiter and leave Hollywood for New York.


Sorkin Competes In Maccabiah Games

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00

Part of bronze medal-winning basketball squad

Over the years, numerous residents of the Roslyn area have competed in the quadrennial Maccabiah Games in Israel, a competition that attracts the top Jewish athletes from around the world.


This year, Jeff Sorkin, a resident of Roslyn Estates, competed in the games, which lasted throughout the month of July. Sorkin played basketball as a member of the 45 and over Masters Team. To make the team, Sorkin competed with men of similar age from all across the United States. One hundred twenty five basketball talents competed for 12 slots. Sorkin made the final cut at a 2012 October tryout camp in Chicago. The 2013 contest was Sorkin’s first appearance in the Maccabiah Games. He followed in his mother’s footsteps. She competed in a past swimming competition. 


Tour Of Long Island Vineyard’s

Friday, 16 August 2013 00:00

On Sunday Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a tour of Long Island’s vineyards.


On Sept. 29, the bus leaves from Delicacies, 1354 Old Northern Blvd. Participants are advised to be there by 10:45 a.m.


The following is the tour’s schedule on Sept. 29. 


Sloyer Wins International Competition

Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

With entries from around the world, Roslyn photographer Alan Sloyer is a Winner in the 2013 Jamestown (New York) Audubon Nature Photography Contest.


“Part of Jamestown Audubon’s mission is to connect people with nature,” said Audubon Program director and contest coordinator, Jennifer Schlick. “The breathtaking quality of some of the 2013 photo contest entries will surely inspire the viewer to make that connection.”


Filming The Universal Sport

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Local filmmaker describes the creative process

Growing up in Roslyn, Shilpi Gupta was more interested in social studies and photography than in film or television. Inspiration from her teachers at The Wheatley School and forays into creative writing led to an eventual career in television editing and finally, film production. Gupta’s first documentary, When The Storm Came, one that she both wrote and directed premiered at the Sundance Film Festival garnering the Grand Jury Prize and was short-listed for the 2005 Academy Awards.


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