More than 100,000 Nassau County homeowners challenged their property assessments last year, seeking tax reductions. Were you one of them? If not, should you have been? At a time when real estate values are still down, the good news is that you may be over-assessed and therefore paying more property taxes than you should. The only way to reduce your assessment is by filing a grievance with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.
“You have the right to a fair and accurate assessment,” reads the Nassau County Property Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. Frustrated with their taxes, each year approximately one third of Nassau’s homeowners challenge their assessments. In essence, they’re arguing that the county has over-estimated the market value of their property, resulting in a higher assessment than comparable properties. In the grievance, they’re seeking a reduction in the assessed value of their property upon which their taxes are based.
It’s hard not to smile when you meet Betsey Johnson. Maybe it’s the tiara-like cat ears she’s sporting. Or the bejeweled hi-tops and leggings you’d expect to see on someone a quarter the age of the 70-year-old fashion icon. But it’s exactly this kind of unconventional approach to haute couture that’s allowed her to thrive for four-plus decades, accruing a devoted following that’s enthralled by all those items carrying the Betsey Johnson moniker—clothes, jewelry, shoes and other accessories. No further proof was needed than the throngs of Betsey zealots lined up outside the women’s shoe department at Macy’s Roosevelt Field on a recent Saturday afternoon.
“I hope it’s like the other appearances and people show up,” she said, sipping champagne. “It’s a party and I always so appreciate people who show up for these appearances.”
Ready for a break from the usual restaurant experience? Want something that gets you involved in much more than just eating? Try The Melting Pot in Farmingdale.
The big clue that this is something very different is the table setting, which puts a sharp utensil in front of you. Next comes the food. It arrives uncooked, in tiny morsels.
Yes, it’s time for fondue. And, says Manager Christina Costanzo, it’s the ambience and unique experience that keep people coming back.
It may seem a little early to start making summer reservations, but when you have 163-year-old lighthouse, you tend to take the long view.
Four years ago, a non-profit group that my girlfriend/lawyer Linell Lukesh and I formed took title to Execution Rocks Lighthouse, which sits in Long Island Sound, about 1,400 feet offshore and a 20-minute boat ride from the Port Washington Town Dock.
“The hurricane hit us on Oct. 29, and we got [the money] in December, which is pretty quick,” Louca said. “It was very quick because I think they wanted us to have something for the holidays, which was nice of them.”
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